Press Release

Care Investment Trust Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results

2008 Third Quarter Highlights

- Acquired two Assisted Living Facilities for $10.3 million during the third quarter.

- Reduced Base Management Fee payable to our Manager from an annual rate of 1.75 percent of shareholders' equity to 0.875 percent of shareholders' equity.

- Declared a 2008 third quarter dividend of $0.17 per share.

Company Release - 11/14/2008 7:00 AM ET

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Care Investment Trust Inc. (NYSE: CRE) ("Care"), a real estate investment and finance company investing in healthcare-related real estate and commercial mortgage debt, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008. The Company's net loss calculated in accordance with GAAP totaled $3.5 million, or $0.17 per basic and diluted share. The net loss includes the impact of a non-cash depreciation charge from the Company's real estate investments of $3.4 million, and an unrealized loss of $2.2 million relating to a reclassification of a $24.7 million mortgage loan to held for sale in anticipation of selling the loan to the Company's Manager for proceeds of approximately $22.4 million.

Funds from Operations (FFO) for the third quarter of 2008 were $0.0 million, or $0.00 per basic and diluted share. Adjusted Funds from Operation (AFFO) amounted to $1.0 million, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share. FFO and AFFO were both impacted by the unrealized loss of $2.2 million, or $0.11 per share, relating to the reclassification of a $24.7 million mortgage loan to held for sale in anticipation of selling the loan to the Company's Manager for proceeds of approximately $22.4 million. FFO is the result of adding back to net income the Company's share of depreciation and amortization of real estate related to Care's investment in the Cambridge properties and its acquisition of the Bickford properties. AFFO reflects additional adjustments for other non-cash income and expense items such as stock-based compensation, straight-lining of lease revenue and the unrealized gain or loss on the revaluation of partnership units in relation to our investment in the Cambridge properties. These adjustments are detailed on the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures attached hereto.

F. Scott Kellman, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Care's solid third quarter reflected our first full quarter of income from the $101 million Bickford sale-leaseback which closed at the end of June. While our decision to sell a mortgage asset resulted in a one-time write down that impacted third quarter AFFO to the effect of $0.11 per share, it will provide valuable liquidity to take advantage of the extremely attractive equity opportunities currently available in this market."

Portfolio Activity

Investment in Net Leased Property

On September 30, 2008, Care acquired two senior living properties from Bickford Senior Living Group, LLC for $10.3 million. Concurrent with the purchase, Care leased these properties to an affiliate of the seller under a triple-net lease for 14.75 years. As the acquisition closed on September 30, 2008, this transaction did not have a material contribution to the results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008.

Loan Portfolio

Net investments in loans were $190.1 million as of September 30, 2008, all of which were floating rate. The weighted average spread on the portfolio at September 30, 2008 was 3.58 percent over one-month LIBOR and the average maturity of the portfolio was approximately two and a half years. The effective yield on the portfolio was 7.51 percent for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. The Company reclassified a $24.7 million mortgage loan as held for sale in anticipation of selling the loan to its Manager in the fourth quarter of 2008. All payments have been received on time and the Company has never had a payment default on any of its investments.

Operating Activities

Care generated total revenues of $6.6 million during the 2008 third quarter which included interest income on investments from loans of $3.6 million, rental revenue of $2.9 million and other income of $0.1 million. Other income resulted primarily from interest earned on cash balances.

The Company incurred $3.3 million in operating expenses in the three months ended September 30, 2008, which included $0.9 million in management fees and $2.4 million in marketing, general and administrative expenses, which included stock-based compensation expense of $1.0 million resulting primarily from marking to market stock previously issued to non-employees of Care due to a rise in Care's stock price during the quarter. The Company also incurred $1.1 million of Depreciation and Amortization expense relating to its investment in the Bickford properties acquired during the second quarter. Effective August 1, 2008, Care reduced the Base Management Fee payable to its Manager from an annual rate of 1.75 percent of equity to 0.875 percent of equity.

Care's net loss from investments in partially-owned entities amounted to $1.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2008 and consisted of a $1.5 million loss, after depreciation charges of $2.4 million, related to the Company's investment in the Cambridge properties as well as equity income of $0.3 million from the Company's investment in the Senior Management Concepts properties.

The Company incurred an unrealized loss of $2.2 million in the 2008 third quarter as a result of a reclassification of a $24.7 million mortgage loan to held for sale in anticipation of selling the loan to its Manager during the fourth quarter of 2008 for proceeds of approximately $22.4 million.

Interest expense totaled $1.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2008, consisting of $0.3 million on the $37.8 million outstanding under the Company's warehouse line of credit, $1.3 million relating to the mortgage debt incurred to finance the acquisition of the Bickford properties during the second quarter and $0.1 million from amortization of deferred financing costs. The effective interest rate for the quarter on the Company's borrowings under the warehouse line was 3.60 percent.

Liquidity and Funding

At September 30, 2008, Care had $17.5 million in cash and cash equivalents. The Company plans to opportunistically deploy funds into additional investments in healthcare-related real estate. Currently, Care has $18.8 million in cash and cash equivalents.

Dividends

The Company's Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.17 per share of common stock for the third quarter 2008. The dividend is payable on December 10, 2008 to common shareholders of record on November 26, 2008.

Conference Call Details

The Company will host a conference call on Friday, November 14, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the third quarter results. The call may be accessed live by dialing 800-366-3908 or by visiting the Company's website at http://www.carereit.com.

Investors may access a replay by dialing 800-405-2236, passcode 11122142, which will be available through November 21, 2008. The webcast replay will also be archived in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website.

About Care Investment Trust

Care Investment Trust Inc. is a real estate investment and finance company investing in healthcare-related real estate and commercial mortgage debt. It is externally managed and advised by CIT Healthcare LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CIT Group Inc.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements (including statements regarding future financial and operating results) involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond Care Investment Trust's control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. All statements contained in this release that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking, and the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "plan," "target," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Economic, business, funding market, competitive and/or regulatory factors, among others, affecting Care Investment Trust's businesses are examples of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements in addition to those factors specified in Care Investment Trust's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, as well as Care Investment Trust's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Care Investment Trust is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Funds from Operations and Adjusted Funds from Operations

Funds from Operations, or FFO, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, is a widely recognized measure of REIT performance. The Company computes FFO in accordance with standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, which may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not compute FFO in accordance with the NAREIT definition, or that interpret the NAREIT definition differently than we do. NAREIT currently defines FFO as net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from debt restructuring and sales of properties, plus real estate related depreciation and amortization and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.

Adjusted Funds from Operations

Adjusted Funds from Operations, or AFFO, is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company computes AFFO in accordance with our management agreement's definition of FFO and as such it may not be comparable to AFFO reported by other REITs that do not compute AFFO on the same basis. The Company's management agreement defines FFO, for purposes of the agreement, to mean net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (losses) from debt restructuring and gains (losses) from sales of property, plus depreciation and amortization on real estate assets, excluding straight line effects on rental revenue and non-cash equity compensation expense, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures; provided, that the foregoing calculation of Funds From Operations shall be adjusted to exclude one-time events pursuant to changes in GAAP and may be adjusted to exclude other non-cash income or expense items after discussion between the Manager and the independent directors, and approval by the majority of the independent directors in the case of non-cash charges. For purposes of calculating AFFO, our independent directors have approved the exclusion of the non-cash charges related to (i) the straight line effect of lease revenue and (ii) the unrealized loss on the revaluation of our obligation to issue partnership units.

The Company believes that FFO and AFFO are helpful to investors as measures of the performance of a REIT because, along with cash flow from operating activities, financing activities and investing activities, FFO and AFFO provide investors with an indication of our ability to incur and service debt, to make investments and to fund other cash needs.

Neither FFO nor AFFO represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and they should not be considered as an alternative to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP), as an indication of our financial performance or cash flow from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP), as a measure of our liquidity, nor are they indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs, including our ability to make cash distributions.

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                         -Financial Tables to Follow-



                 Care Investment Trust Inc. and Subsidiaries

          Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations (Unaudited)
           (dollars in thousands - except share and per share data)

                                                                 Period from
                                                                June 22, 2007
                       Three Months  Three Months   Nine Months (Commencement
                           Ended       Ended          ended     of Operations)
                      September 30, September 30,  September 30, to September
                            2008         2007          2008        30, 2007
    Revenues
      Rental revenue       $2,871          $-         $2,987           $-
      Income from
       investments in
       loans                3,647       5,907         11,802        6,480
      Other income            100         217            448          220
    Total revenues          6,618       6,124         15,237        6,700
    Expenses
      Management fees to
       related party          860       1,279          3,432        1,335
      Marketing, general
       and administrative
       (including stock-
       based compensation
       expense of $947;
       $142; $710 and
       $9,276,
       respectively)        2,418       1,131          3,956       10,548
      Depreciation and
       amortization         1,133           -          1,179            -
      Unrealized loss on
       loan held for sale   2,198           -          2,198            -
      Loss on loan
       prepayment               -           -            310            -
    Total expenses          6,609       2,410         11,075       11,883
    Income (loss) from
     operations                 9       3,714          4,162       (5,183)
    Loss from investments
     in partially-owned
     entities               1,203           -          3,400            -
    Unrealized loss on
     derivative instruments   633           -            587            -
    Interest expense
     including
     amortization of
     deferred financing
     costs                  1,711           -          2,593            -
    Net (loss) income     $(3,538)     $3,714        $(2,418)     $(5,183)
    (Loss) income per
     share of common
     stock
      Net (loss) income,
       basic and diluted   $(0.17)      $0.18         $(0.12)      $(0.25)
      Basic and diluted
       weighted average
       common shares
       outstanding     20,893,498  20,864,040     20,883,369   20,864,040



                 Care Investment Trust Inc. and Subsidiaries

          Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
           (dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

                                                  For the three months ended
                                                      September 30, 2008
                                                       FFO           AFFO
    Net loss                                         $(3,538)       $(3,538)
    Add:
      Proportionate share of depreciation and
       amortization of real property related to
       partially-owned entities                        2,358          2,358
      Depreciation and amortization on real estate     1,133          1,133
      Stock-based compensation for non-employees           -            872
      Straight-line effect of lease revenue                -           (577)
      Unrealized loss on revaluation of obligation to
       issue partnership units                             -            622
    Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From
     Operations                                         $(47)          $870
    FFO and Adjusted FFO per share basic and diluted   $0.00          $0.04

    Weighted average shares outstanding -
     basic                                        20,893,498     20,893,498
    Weighted average shares outstanding -
     diluted                                      21,112,109     21,112,109


                                                    For the nine months ended
                                                       September 30, 2008
                                                       FFO            AFFO
    Net loss                                         $(2,418)       $(2,418)
    Add:
      Proportionate share of depreciation and
       amortization of real property related to
       partially-owned entities                        7,014          7,014
      Depreciation and amortization on real estate     1,179          1,179
      Loss on prepayment of mortgage loan                  -            310
      Stock-based compensation for non-employees           -            510
      Straight-line effect of lease revenue                -           (577)
      Unrealized loss on revaluation of obligation to
       issue partnership units                             -            601
    Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From
     Operations                                       $5,775         $6,619
    FFO and Adjusted FFO per share - basic             $0.28          $0.32
    FFO and Adjusted FFO per share - diluted           $0.27          $0.31

    Weighted average shares outstanding -
     basic                                        20,883,369     20,883,369
    Weighted average shares outstanding -
     diluted                                      21,068,836     21,068,836

SOURCE Care Investment Trust Inc.

Contact: Frank Plenskofski, Chief Financial Officer of Care Investment Trust Inc., +1-212-771-9318, frank.plenskofski@carereit.com; or Analysts|Investors, Leslie Loyet of Financial Relations Board, +1-312-640-6672, lloyet@frbir.com, for Care Investment Trust Inc.