We are initiating our full-year 2008 guidance at this time. For 2008 we will be providing guidance for both FFO and Funds Available for Distribution (FAD). Our diluted FFO per share range is from $2.17 to $2.22. Our diluted FAD per share range is from $2.08 to $2.12. This range includes the effects of the Pacific Medical Buildings transaction announced via a separate press release dated February 25, 2008 and the sale of the Emeritus portfolio mentioned therein. While we expect to continue to make accretive acquisitions during 2008, both our FFO and FAD guidance ranges are before any additional acquisitions, impairments or capital transactions. However, this guidance assumes mortgage loan receivable prepayments and expected dispositions during 2008 as described in our supplemental information package available on our website.
FAD is a non-GAAP measure that we believe is important to an understanding of our operations. We believe FAD is an important supplemental measure of operating performance because it excludes the effects of depreciation and gains (losses) from sales of facilities (both of which are based on historical costs and which may be of limited relevance in evaluating current performance) like FFO and it also excludes straight-lined rent and other non-cash items that have become more significant for NHP and our competitors over the last several years. A reconciliation between net income per share and FFO per share and a reconciliation between net income per share and FAD per share for the
guidance range is included in the accompanying financial data as we believe net income per share is the most directly comparable GAAP measure.
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