Ventas Announces Tax Treatment of 2013 Distributions

  Ventas Announces Tax Treatment of 2013 Distributions

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- January 17, 2014

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) announced today the tax
treatment of its 2013 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, 2013 and the appropriate
1099DIV box number:


DISTRIBUTIONS ON VENTAS COMMON STOCK
                                             Box 1b                  Box 2b
                                             Qualified   Box 2a      Unrecap.
Date     2013 REIT   2013        Box 1a      Dividend    Capital     Section
Paid    Dividend   Taxable    Ordinary   (Included  Gain       1250 Gain
                     Income      Dividend    in          Distr.      (Included
                                             Box 1a)                 in
                                                                     Box 2a)
Mar.
28,     $0.670000  $0.670000  $0.660213  $0.009108  $0.009787  $0.00000
2013
June
28,     $0.670000  $0.670000  $0.660213  $0.009108  $0.009787  $0.00000
2013
Sept.
27,     $0.670000  $0.670000  $0.660213  $0.009108  $0.009787  $0.00000
2013
Dec.
31,     $0.725000  $0.725000  $0.714409  $0.009856  $0.010591  $0.00000
2013
Total   $2.735000  $2.735000  $2.695048  $0.037180  $0.039952  $0.00000
                                                              

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 real estate investment trust.
Its diverse portfolio of nearly 1,500 assets in 47 states (including the
District of Columbia) and two Canadian provinces consists of seniors housing
communities, medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals
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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