Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) announced today that management will participate in a panel discussion at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Global Real Estate Conference in New York, New York on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 8:35 a.m. Eastern Time. The discussion will be audio-webcast and may be accessed through the Company’s website at www.ventasreit.com. Any written materials accompanying the discussion will also be available on the Company’s website at the time of the discussion. The webcast and any written materials accompanying the discussion will be archived at www.ventasreit.com for a limited period following the event. 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.