Ventas Announces Tax Treatment of 2012 Distributions

  Ventas Announces Tax Treatment of 2012 Distributions

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CHICAGO -- January 24, 2013

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) announced today the tax
treatment of its 2012 distributions. The following table summarizes, for
income tax purposes, the nature of the cash distributions paid by the Company
to stockholders during the year ended December 31, 2012 and the appropriate
1099DIV box number:

DISTRIBUTIONS ON VENTAS COMMON STOCK
                                                           Box 2b
                                                                Unrecap.
                                                                Section
                                       Box 1a     Box 2a        1250 Gain
            2012 REIT   2012 Taxable   Ordinary   Capital       (Included in
Date Paid   Dividend    Income         Dividend   Gain Distr.   Box 2a)
Mar. 29,   $0.62000   $0.62000      $0.55781  $0.06219     $0.01498
2012
June 29,   $0.62000   $0.62000      $0.55781  $0.06219     $0.01498
2012
Sept. 28,  $0.62000   $0.62000      $0.55781  $0.06219     $0.01498
2012
Dec. 28,   $0.62000   $0.62000      $0.55781  $0.06219     $0.01498
2012
Total      $2.48000   $2.48000      $2.23124  $0.24876     $0.05992
                                                                

The Company also announced the tax treatment of 2012 distributions paid by
Cogdell Spencer, Inc. ( “Cogdell”) prior to its acquisition by Ventas in April
2012. The following tables summarize, for income tax purposes, the nature of
the cash distributions paid by Cogdell to its common and preferred
stockholders during the period from January 1, 2012 through April 2, 2012 and
the appropriate 1099DIV box number:

DISTRIBUTIONS ON COGDELL COMMON STOCK
                                              Box 2b       
                                                  Unrecap.
                                                  Section
                        Box 1a      Box 2a        1250 Gain      Box 3
            2012 REIT   Ordinary    Capital       (Included in   Nontaxable
Date Paid   Dividend    Dividend    Gain Distr.   Box 2a)        Distributions
Jan. 19,   $0.100000  $0.000000  $0.000000    $0.000000     $0.100000
2012
Total      $0.100000  $0.000000  $0.000000    $0.000000     $0.100000
                                                                 

DISTRIBUTIONS ON COGDELL PREFERRED STOCK
                                            Box 2b         
                                                Unrecap.
                                                Section
                      Box 1a      Box 2a        1250 Gain        Box 3
          2012 REIT   Ordinary    Capital       (Included in     Nontaxable
Date      Dividend    Dividend    Gain Distr.   Box 2a)          Distributions
Paid
Mar. 1,  $0.531250  $0.000000  $0.000000    $0.000000       $0.531250
2012
Apr. 2,  $0.194792  $0.000000  $0.000000    $0.000000       $0.194792
2012
Total    $0.726042  $0.000000  $0.000000    $0.000000       $0.726042
                                                                 

Stockholders are encouraged to consult their own tax advisors regarding the
tax consequences of these distributions.

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading healthcare real estate
investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of more than 1,400 assets in 47 states
(including the District of Columbia) and two Canadian provinces consists of
seniors housing communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, medical
office buildings and other properties. 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.

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Contact:

Ventas, Inc.
Lori B. Wittman
(877) 4-VENTAS
 
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