American Healthcare Investors Completes Acquisition of 21 Buildings for $141 Million on Behalf of Griffin-American Healthcare

American Healthcare Investors Completes Acquisition of 21 Buildings for $141
Million on Behalf of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II

REIT Portfolio Reaches $1.56 Billion in Assets

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Healthcare
Investors and Griffin Capital Corporation, the co-sponsors of Griffin-American
Healthcare REIT II, Inc., announced today the acquisition of 21
healthcare-related buildings by the REIT for an aggregate purchase price of
approximately $141.3 million. The acquisitions include a total of 17 medical
office buildings and four skilled nursing facilities located in Georgia,
Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The REIT's portfolio currently totals 174 buildings acquired for approximately
$1.56 billion, diversified across 28 states and all four clinical asset
classes: medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and
assisted living facilities. Since Jan. 1, 2012, the portfolio has grown by
approximately 255 percent, based on purchase price. As of March 31, 2013, the
Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II property portfolio was 96 percent leased
with a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately nine years and
leverage (total debt divided by total assets) of 21.7 percent.

"We continue to source attractive acquisitions on behalf of Griffin-American
Healthcare REIT II and its stockholders," said Danny Prosky, a principal of
American Healthcare Investors and president and chief operating officer of the
REIT. "In a competitive market, we are proud to be among the most active
buyers of healthcare real estate as we continue to build a diverse portfolio
on behalf of stockholders."

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II's most recent acquisitions since April 26,
2013 include:

Central Indiana Medical Office Building Portfolio – Indianapolis, Indiana

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II acquired 11 medical office buildings
located in and around Indianapolis for approximately $80.7 million. Acquired
in multiple tranches, this latest acquisition completes the REIT's purchase of
the 17 building, $123 million portfolio, based on purchase price, from
entities affiliated with Cornerstone Companies, Inc., an unaffiliated third
party. In total, Central Indiana Medical Office Building Portfolio comprises
approximately 594,000 square feet of medical office space located in the
Indiana cities of Avon, Bloomington, Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, Lafayette,
Muncie and Noblesville. As of May 31, 2013, the portfolio has an occupancy
rate of 94.6 percent and is leased to a total of 80 tenants primarily
comprised of area hospitals and large physician groups.

Pennsylvania Skilled Nursing Portfolio – Milton and Watsontown, Penn.

Pennsylvania Skilled Nursing Portfolio consists of two skilled nursing
facilities totaling approximately 75,000 square feet and 263 licensed beds
located in Milton and Watsontown, Pennsylvania. Acquired for $13 million from
Millennium Management, an unaffiliated third party represented by Mark Davis
of Healthcare Transactions Group, Inc., the portfolio is currently 100 percent
master leased to Mid-Atlantic Health Care, LLC under a 15-year absolute net
lease. The lease has been cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted with to the
existing master lease between Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II and
Mid-Atlantic for the five-building Philadelphia Skilled Nursing Facility
Portfolio which they operate and that was acquired by the REIT in 2011. As a
result, the lease term for that five building portfolio has been extended by
approximately two years.

Rockwall Medical Office Building II – Rockwall, Texas

Built in 2009, Rockwall Medical Office Building II is a single-story,
multi-tenant medical office building consisting of approximately 18,000 square
feet located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in the
Dallas-suburb of Rockwall, Texas. The building is currently 100 percent leased
to three tenants, the largest of which is the hospital, an affiliate of Texas
Health Resources, one of the nation's largest faith-based, non-profit
healthcare delivery systems and the largest in North Texas in term of patients
served. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital leases approximately 47 percent of
the building through April 2023. Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II acquired
Rockwall Medical Center, an approximately 85,000-square-foot medical office
building also located on the hospital campus in 2012. The $5.4 million
Rockwall Medical Office Building II was acquired from RockMed Partners LP, an
unaffiliated third party represented by Jeff Matulis and Toby Scrivner of Stan
Johnson Company.

Pittsfield Skilled Nursing Facility – Pittsfield, Mass.

Pittsfield Skilled Nursing Facility is an approximately 42,000-square-foot
building in the Western Massachusetts city of Pittsfield.The one-story,
115-bed skilled nursing facility was originally built in 1980 and underwent a
comprehensive renovation in 1995. Additional capital improvements totaling
$1.5 million were performed in 2011 and 2012.Acquired off-market for
approximately $16 million from Sheehan Health Group, an unaffiliated third
party, the building is currently 100 percent master leased to Trinity Health
Systems, LLC under a 15-year absolute net lease with annual 3 percent rent
escalations. The lease has been cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted with
the existing master lease between Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II and
Trinity for the seven-building Massachusetts Senior Care Portfolio which they
operate and that was acquired by the REIT in 2012. As a result, the lease term
for that portfolio has been extended through 2028.

Des Plaines Surgical Center – Des Plaines, Illinois

Des Plaines Surgical Center is a three-story, approximately 47,000-square-foot
medical office building located within one mile of Advocate Lutheran General
Hospital in the Chicago-suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois.The multi-tenant
medical office building is currently 100 percent leased to eleven tenants, the
largest of which is Golf Surgical Center, a multi-specialty freestanding
ambulatory surgical center owned and operated by a joint venture of physicians
and Advocate Lutheran, one of Greater Chicago's largest hospitals and a member
of the Aa2 Moody's credit-rated Advocate Health Care system. The building was
acquired from AAC Golf Road, LLC, an unaffiliated third party represented by
John Abuja and John Smelter of Marcus & Millichap.

Fairview Skilled Nursing Facility – Grants Pass, Oregon

Fairview Skilled Nursing Facility is a single-story, 43-unit skilled nursing
facility licensed to operate up to 102 beds. The approximately
25,000-square-foot building is located within three miles of Asante Three
Rivers Medical Center. Acquired for approximately $6.6 million from an entity
affiliated with Regency Pacific, the building is currently 100 percent master
leased to Regency Pacific pursuant to a 13-year absolute net lease. The lease
has been cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted with the existing master
lease between Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II and Regency Pacific for the
13-building Pacific Northwest Senior Care Portfolio which they operate and
that was acquired by the REIT in 2012. As a result, the lease term for the
entire portfolio has been extended to 2026. Regency Pacific, an unaffiliated
third party, was represented by Don Ambrose and Chris Urban of Ambrose Capital
Group, Inc.

Winn Medical Center Medical Office Portfolio – Decatur, Georgia

Located in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, Georgia, Winn Medical Center Medical
Portfolio is comprised of four two-story medical office buildings adjacent to
the campus of DeKalb Medical Center and approximately two miles east of Emory
University Hospital. Totaling approximately 65,000 square feet, the portfolio
is currently 79 percent leased to 15 tenants, the largest of which are Emory
Healthcare, Fresenius Medical Care, Saint Joseph's Medical Group and DeKalb
Regional Hospital System. Built in 1976, Winn Medical Center Medical Office
Portfolio underwent a comprehensive renovation between 2010 and 2012.The
portfolio was acquired from Ackerman Winn Way, LLC, an unaffiliated third
party represented by Andrew Murphy and Spencer Coan of Ackerman & Company.

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II financed the acquisitions using cash on
hand, the assumption of existing mortgage loan payables totaling $53 million
and limited partnership units of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Holdings,
LP, the REIT's operating partnership.The units of the operating partnership
were issued to the sellers of Central Indiana Medical Office Building
Portfolio as partial payment for the acquisition.

About American Healthcare Investors LLC

American Healthcare Investors is an investment management firm that
specializes in the acquisition and management of healthcare-related real
estate, including medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities,
assisted living facilities and hospitals.The company was founded by
nationally recognized real estate investment executives Jeff Hanson, Danny
Prosky and Mathieu Streiff, who have completed in excess of $15 billion in
aggregate acquisition and disposition transactions during their careers,
approximately $5.5 billion of which has been healthcare-related real estate
transactions.American Healthcare Investors is committed to providing
investors with access to the potential benefits that healthcare-related real
estate ownership can provide. For more information regarding American
Healthcare Investors, please visit www.AmericanHealthcareInvestors.com.

About Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc.

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc. is a real estate investment trust
organized to invest in a diversified portfolio of real estate properties,
focusing primarily on medical office buildings and healthcare-related
facilities. The REIT is co-sponsored by American Healthcare Investors and
Griffin Capital Corporation.For more information regarding Griffin-American
Healthcare REIT II, please visit www.HealthcareREIT2.com.

About Griffin Capital Corporation

Griffin Capital Corporation is a privately‐owned real estate investment
company headquartered in Los Angeles. Led by senior executives each with more
than two decades of real estate experience collectively encompassing more than
$16.0 billion of transaction value and 650 transactions, Griffin Capital and
its affiliates have acquired or constructed in excess of 17 million square
feet of space since 1996. Griffin Capital and its affiliates currently own and
manage a portfolio consisting of more than 13.4 million square feet of space,
located in 28 states and representing approximately $2.2 billion in asset
value. For more information regarding Griffin Capital, please visit
www.GriffinCapital.com.

This release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the
company's ability to continue to be among the most active buyers of healthcare
real estate and to build adiversified portfolio on behalf of its
stockholders. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and
contingencies, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and
contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following: our strength and
financial condition; uncertainties relating to changes in general economic and
real estate conditions; uncertainties related to the availability of
healthcare-related real estate for acquisition and the diversity of such
assets; uncertainties regarding changes in the healthcare industry and
healthcare legislation; the uncertainties relating to the company's ability to
acquire additional healthcare-related real estate; and other risk factors as
outlined in our company's periodic reports, as filed with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this document speak
only as of the date on which such statements were made, and undue reliance
should not be placed on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update
any such statements that may become untrue because of subsequent events.

CONTACT: Damon Elder
         (949) 270-9207
         delder@ahinvestors.com

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