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Sabra Shareholders Approve Merger with Care Capital Properties

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBRA) (Nasdaq:SBRAP) (“Sabra” or the “Company”) today announced that its shareholders voted to approve the common stock issuance proposal in connection with the pending merger with Care Capital Properties, Inc. (NYSE:CCP) (“CCP”) at Sabra’s Special Meeting of Stockholders held today.

More than two thirds of the shares voted at the meeting were voted in favor of the common stock issuance proposal, with more than 56 million, or approximately 87 percent, of Sabra’s outstanding shares of common stock voted at the meeting.

"We appreciate the support from Sabra shareholders for this strategically important transaction with CCP,” said Rick Matros, Sabra Health Care REIT Chief Executive Officer. “We entered into this transaction because of its compelling long term value creation opportunities. The Sabra team has a deep understanding and commitment to the space. In the near-term, we believe this transaction achieves our long stated goals while providing us with a stronger platform for continued growth.”

CCP separately announced today that its shareholders voted to approve the merger at a special meeting of CCP stockholders.

The transaction is currently scheduled to close on August 17, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

About Sabra

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBRA), a Maryland corporation, operates as a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (a "REIT") that, through its subsidiaries, owns and invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry. Sabra leases properties to tenants and operators throughout the United States and Canada.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MERGER AND WHERE TO FIND IT
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed merger of CCP with a wholly owned subsidiary of Sabra. In connection with the proposed merger, Sabra has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which includes a joint proxy statement/prospectus with respect to the proposed merger. The registration statement has been declared effective by the SEC and Sabra and CCP have each mailed the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders. The definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus contains important information about the proposed merger and related matters. STOCKHOLDERS OF SABRA AND CCP ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SABRA, CCP AND THE MERGER. Stockholders can obtain copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials (when they become available) and any other documents filed with the SEC by Sabra and CCP for no charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed by Sabra with the SEC are available free of charge on Sabra’s website at www.sabrahealth.com, or by directing a written request to Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc., 18500 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 550, Irvine, CA 92612, Attention: Investor Relations. Copies of the documents filed by CCP with the SEC are available free of charge on CCP’s website at www.carecapitalproperties.com, or by directing a written request to Care Capital Properties, Inc., 191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1200, Chicago, Illinois 60606, Attention: Investor Relations.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements contained herein, including statements about Sabra’s proposed merger with CCP, the expected impact of the proposed merger on Sabra’s financial results, Sabra’s ability to achieve the synergies and other benefits of the proposed merger with CCP and Sabra’s and CCP’s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future financial performance. We generally identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "could," "intends," "target," "projects," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue" or "looks forward to" or the negative of these terms or other similar words, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words.

Forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations and assumptions of future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Some of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: the possibility that the remaining conditions to closing the transaction may not be satisfied, such that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed; the potential adverse effect on tenant and vendor relationships, operating results and business generally resulting from the proposed transaction; the proposed transaction will require significant time, attention and resources, potentially diverting attention from the conduct of Sabra’s business; the amount of debt that will need to be refinanced or amended in connection with the proposed merger and the ability to do so on acceptable terms; changes in healthcare regulation and political or economic conditions; the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction may not be realized; the anticipated and unanticipated costs, fees, expenses and liabilities related to the transaction; the outcome of any legal proceedings related to the transaction; and the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the transaction agreement. Additional information concerning risks and uncertainties that could affect Sabra’s business can be found in Sabra’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Item 1A of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. Additional information concerning risks and uncertainties that could affect CCP’s business can be found in CCP’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Item 1A of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

Contact: Investors: Sabra Healthcare REIT (888) 393-8248 Innisfree M&A Incorporated Arthur Crozier / Larry Miller (888) 750-5834 Or Media Sabra Healthcare REIT (888) 393-8248 Or Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher Matthew Sherman / Jamie Moser / Matthew Gross 212-355-4449

Source:Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc.