Domingo 17 de Junio 2018

Ventas Increases Fourth Quarter 2016 Dividend by 6 Percent

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$VTR–Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) said today that its
Board of Directors increased the Company’s fourth quarter 2016 dividend
by 6 percent to $0.775 per share. The dividend is payable in cash on
December 30, 2016 to stockholders of record on December 20, 2016.

“We are pleased to continue our long track record of attractive dividend
growth with a 6 percent increase in the fourth quarter 2016 dividend,”
said Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Debra A. Cafaro.

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment
trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,300 assets in the United
States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing
communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation
centers, skilled nursing facilities, specialty hospitals and general
acute care hospitals. Through its Lillibridge subsidiary, Ventas
provides management, leasing, marketing, facility development and
advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health systems
throughout the United States. More information about Ventas and
Lillibridge can be found at www.ventasreit.com
and www.lillibridge.com.

This press release includes forward-looking statements. All
statements regarding the Company’s or its tenants’, operators’,
borrowers’ or managers’ expected future financial condition, results of
operations, cash flows, funds from operations, dividends and dividend
plans, financing opportunities and plans, capital markets transactions,
business strategy, budgets, projected costs, operating metrics, capital
expenditures, competitive positions, acquisitions, investment
opportunities, dispositions, merger or acquisition integration, growth
opportunities, expected lease income, continued qualification as a real
estate investment trust (“REIT”), plans and objectives of management for
future operations and statements that include words such as
“anticipate,” “if,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,”
“may,” “could,” “should,” “will” and other similar expressions are
forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements are
inherently uncertain, and actual results may differ from the Company’s
expectations.
The Company does not undertake a duty to update
these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on
which they are made.

The Company’s actual future results and trends may differ materially
from expectations depending on a variety of factors discussed in the
Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
“SEC”).
These factors include without limitation: (a) the ability
and willingness of the Company’s tenants, operators, borrowers, managers
and other third parties to satisfy their obligations under their
respective contractual arrangements with the Company, including, in some
cases, their obligations to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the
Company from and against various claims, litigation and liabilities; (b)
the ability of the Company’s tenants, operators, borrowers and managers
to maintain the financial strength and liquidity necessary to satisfy
their respective obligations and liabilities to third parties, including
without limitation obligations under their existing credit facilities
and other indebtedness; (c) the Company’s success in implementing its
business strategy and the Company’s ability to identify, underwrite,
finance, consummate and integrate diversifying acquisitions and
investments; (d) macroeconomic conditions such as a disruption of or
lack of access to the capital markets, changes in the debt rating on
U.S. government securities, default or delay in payment by the United
States of its obligations, and changes in the federal or state budgets
resulting in the reduction or nonpayment of Medicare or Medicaid
reimbursement rates; (e) the nature and extent of future competition,
including new construction in the markets in which the Company’s seniors
housing communities and medical office buildings (“MOBs”) are located;
(f) the extent of future or pending healthcare reform and regulation,
including cost containment measures and changes in reimbursement
policies, procedures and rates; (g) increases in the Company’s borrowing
costs as a result of changes in interest rates and other factors; (h)
the ability of the Company’s tenants, operators and managers, as
applicable, to comply with laws, rules and regulations in the operation
of the Company’s properties, to deliver high-quality services, to
attract and retain qualified personnel and to attract residents and
patients; (i) changes in general economic conditions or economic
conditions in the markets in which the Company may, from time to time,
compete, and the effect of those changes on the Company’s revenues,
earnings and funding sources; (j) the Company’s ability to pay down,
refinance, restructure or extend its indebtedness as it becomes due; (k)
the Company’s ability and willingness to maintain its qualification as a
REIT in light of economic, market, legal, tax and other considerations;
(l) final determination of the Company’s taxable net income for the year
ending December 31, 2016; (m) the ability and willingness of the
Company’s tenants to renew their leases with the Company upon expiration
of the leases, the Company’s ability to reposition its properties on the
same or better terms in the event of nonrenewal or in the event the
Company exercises its right to replace an existing tenant, and
obligations, including indemnification obligations, the Company may
incur in connection with the replacement of an existing tenant; (n)
risks associated with the Company’s senior living operating portfolio,
such as factors that can cause volatility in the Company’s operating
income and earnings generated by those properties, including without
limitation national and regional economic conditions, costs of food,
materials, energy, labor and services, employee benefit costs, insurance
costs and professional and general liability claims, and the timely
delivery of accurate property-level financial results for those
properties; (o) changes in exchange rates for any foreign currency in
which the Company may, from time to time, conduct business; (p)
year-over-year changes in the Consumer Price Index or the UK Retail
Price Index and the effect of those changes on the rent escalators
contained in the Company’s leases and the Company’s earnings; (q) the
Company’s ability and the ability of its tenants, operators, borrowers
and managers to obtain and maintain adequate property, liability and
other insurance from reputable, financially stable providers; (r) the
impact of increased operating costs and uninsured professional liability
claims on the Company’s liquidity, financial condition and results of
operations or that of the Company’s tenants, operators, borrowers and
managers, and the ability of the Company and the Company’s tenants,
operators, borrowers and managers to accurately estimate the magnitude
of those claims; (s) risks associated with the Company’s MOB portfolio
and operations, including the Company’s ability to successfully design,
develop and manage MOBs and to retain key personnel; (t) the ability of
the hospitals on or near whose campuses the Company’s MOBs are located
and their affiliated health systems to remain competitive and
financially viable and to attract physicians and physician groups; (u)
risks associated with the Company’s investments in joint ventures and
unconsolidated entities, including its lack of sole decision-making
authority and its reliance on its joint venture partners’ financial
condition; (v) the Company’s ability to obtain the financial results
expected from its development and redevelopment projects; (w) the impact
of market or issuer events on the liquidity or value of the Company’s
investments in marketable securities; (x) consolidation activity in the
seniors housing and healthcare industries resulting in a change of
control of, or a competitor’s investment in, one or more of the
Company’s tenants, operators, borrowers or managers or significant
changes in the senior management of the Company’s tenants, operators,
borrowers or managers; (y) the impact of litigation or any financial,
accounting, legal or regulatory issues that may affect the Company or
its tenants, operators, borrowers or managers; and (z) changes in
accounting principles, or their application or interpretation, and the
Company’s ability to make estimates and the assumptions underlying the
estimates, which could have an effect on the Company’s earnings.

Investors and others should note that the Company routinely announces
material information to investors and the marketplace using press
releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, webcasts and the
Company’s investor relations website (www.ventasreit.com/investor-relations).
The information that the Company posts to its investor relations website
may be deemed to be material. Accordingly, the Company encourages
investors and others interested in the Company to routinely monitor and
review the information that the Company posts on its investor relations
website (www.ventasreit.com/investor-relations),
in addition to following the Company’s press releases, SEC filings and
public conference calls and webcasts. You may automatically receive
e-mail alerts and other information about the Company when you enroll
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Contacts

Ventas, Inc.
Ryan K. Shannon
(877) 4-VENTAS