About Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company.

Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company is a Chicago-based private equity management firm founded in 1996 to invest in middle-market buy-out transactions, recapitalizations, and growth platforms in the health care industry. BPOC evaluates, structures, and manages investments on behalf of institutional and individual investors. Since inception, BPOC has raised in the aggregate over $1 billion to invest in private transactions from its three committed private equity funds and third party co-investors. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

About Coastwood Senior Housing Partners, LLC

Coastwood Senior Housing Partners, LLC is an investment firm led by Daniel A. Decker that specializes in seniors housing and related services.

About Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.

Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 31,600 people. As of June 30, 2012, Sunrise Senior Living operated 307 communities located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a unit capacity of approximately 29,800 units. Sunrise Senior Living offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. Sunrise Senior Living’s senior living services are delivered by staff trained to encourage the independence, preserve the dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with this proposed merger between Sunrise Senior Living and Health Care REIT, a proxy statement will be filed by Sunrise Senior Living with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Investors are urged to carefully read the proxy statement and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available because they will contain important information. Investors will be able to obtain the proxy statement, and all other relevant documents filed by Sunrise Senior Living with the SEC free of charge at the SEC’s website www.sec.gov.

Participants in the Solicitation

The respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees of Health Care REIT and Sunrise Senior Living may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Sunrise Senior Living in favor of the proposed merger between Sunrise Senior Living and Health Care REIT. Information about Health Care REIT and its directors and executive officers, and their ownership of Health Care REIT securities, is set forth in the proxy statement for Health Care REIT's 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 29, 2012. Information about Sunrise Senior Living and its directors and executive officers, and their ownership of Sunrise Senior Living securities, is set forth in the proxy statement for the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Sunrise Senior Living, which was filed with the SEC on March 23, 2012. Additional information regarding the interests of the Sunrise Senior Living directors and executive officers may be obtained by reading the proxy statement for the special meeting of Sunrise Senior Living shareholders when it becomes available.

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