Health Care REIT, Inc. Declares Second Quarter Dividend

TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 of $0.715 per share. The dividend will be the company's 161st consecutive quarterly payment, payable August 19, 2011, to stockholders of record on August 9, 2011.

“Our second quarter 2011 dividend payment represents a 5% increase from second quarter 2010,” said George L. Chapman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Health Care REIT, Inc. “Health Care REIT continues to build shareholder value through the successful execution of our relationship investment strategy.”

Health Care REIT, Inc., an S&P 500 company with headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, is a real estate investment trust that invests across the full spectrum of senior housing and health care real estate. The company also provides an extensive array of property management and development services. As of March 31, 2011, the company’s broadly diversified portfolio consisted of 727 properties in 44 states. More information is available on the company’s website at www.hcreit.com.

This document may contain “forward-looking” statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When the company uses words such as “may,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate” or similar expressions, it is making forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. The company’s expected results may not be achieved, and actual results may differ materially from expectations. This may be a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, the status of the economy; the status of capital markets, including availability and cost of capital; changes in financing terms; competition within the health care, senior housing and life science industries; negative developments in the operating results or financial condition of operators/tenants, including, but not limited to, their ability to pay rent and repay loans; the company's ability to transition or sell facilities with profitable results; the failure to make new investments as and when anticipated; the company's ability to re-lease space at similar rates as vacancies occur; the company's ability to timely reinvest sale proceeds at similar rates to assets sold; operator/tenant or joint venture partner bankruptcies or insolvencies; the cooperation of joint venture partners; government regulations affecting Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates and operational requirements; liability or contract claims by or against operators/tenants; unanticipated difficulties and/or expenditures relating to future acquisitions; changes in rules or practices governing the company's financial reporting; and legal and operational matters, including real estate investment trust qualification and key management personnel recruitment and retention. Additional factors are discussed in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements.



CONTACT:

Health Care REIT, Inc.
Scott Estes, 419-247-2800
or
Mike Crabtree, 419-247-2800

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Ohio

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals  Other Health  Professional Services  REIT  Banking  Construction & Property  Commercial Building & Real Estate  Residential Building & Real Estate  Other Construction & Property

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