Ventas Announces Promotions

  Ventas Announces Promotions

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- May 3, 2013

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) announced the following
promotions:

  *John D. Cobb was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Investment
    Officer, from Senior Vice President. Cobb, who joined Ventas in 2010, is
    responsible for the Company’s extensive acquisition and investment
    activity, including seniors housing, medical office buildings and other
    healthcare properties. Before joining Ventas, Cobb was President and Chief
    Executive Officer of Senior Lifestyle Corp., and earlier in his career, he
    held various positions with GE Healthcare Financial Services, a division
    of GE Capital Corp, which is a subsidiary of General Electric Corp. Cobb
    is on the Board of Directors of the National Investment Center for the
    Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC) and is a member of the Executive
    Board of the American Seniors Housing Association. He holds a BA in
    Finance from Lehigh University.
  *Lori B. Wittman was promoted to Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and
    Investor Relations, from Vice President. As head of capital markets,
    Wittman is responsible for managing the Company’s debt and equity raising
    activities, investor relations and relationships with its capital
    partners. Wittman joined Ventas in 2011. Previously, she was the CFO and
    managing principal of Big Rock Partners, a real estate private equity
    firm. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer for
    General Growth Properties. She sits on the board of Hedge Funds Care where
    she co-chairs the granting committee. She has a BA in Geography and
    Sociology from Clark University, a Master of City Planning from University
    of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
  *Joy L. Butora was promoted to Vice President, Asset Management, from
    Director. In her current position, she is responsible for financial
    oversight and analysis of the Company’s seniors housing operating
    portfolio and managing relationships with third-party management
    companies. Butora joined Ventas in 2007 as an asset manager. Previously,
    she was employed in various positions in the healthcare and senior living
    industries. Butora holds an MBA in Finance from Saginaw Valley State
    University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University
    of Michigan – Flint.
  *Will Germain was promoted to Investment Officer, Medical Office Buildings,
    from Director. In his position, Germain is responsible for originating,
    underwriting and executing medical property acquisitions and development
    opportunities. Previously, he held various positions with Ventas. Before
    joining Ventas in 2006, Germain worked at GE Capital Corp., a subsidiary
    of General Electric Corp. He received a Bachelor of Finance from the
    University of New Haven.

“I want to congratulate all of these individuals on their well-earned
promotions and wish them continued success in their careers at Ventas,”
Chairman and CEO Debra A. Cafaro said. “Through the commitment and skill of
our team, we continue to sustain excellence,” she added.

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading 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