FORTUNE Magazine Names Ventas One of World’s Most Admired Real Estate Companies

  FORTUNE Magazine Names Ventas One of World’s Most Admired Real Estate

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- April 2, 2013

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) said today that FORTUNE
magazine has named it as one of the World’s Most Admired Real Estate Companies
in 2013.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive this recognition by our peers in the
corporate community,” Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Debra A.
Cafaro said. “For more than a dozen years, we have focused on sustaining
excellence in all aspects of our business and delivering consistent, superior
total shareholder return. Our successful performance results from our
cohesive, collaborative teamwork and our commitment to building value.”

The annual survey, conducted by FORTUNE and the Hay Group, a global management
consulting firm, begins with a list of about 1,400 companies and identifies
those firms that enjoy the strongest reputations within their industries based
on polls with 3,800 top executives, directors and financial analysts.
Companies are evaluated on the following nine reputational attributes: ability
to attract and retain talented people; quality of management; social
responsibility to the community and the environment; innovativeness; quality
of products or services; wise use of corporate assets; financial soundness;
long-term investment value; and effectiveness in doing business globally.

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 and

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