Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2012 financial results before the market opens on November 6, 2012. The company will also host a conference call on November 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results. The information to be discussed on the call will be contained in the company's earnings release, which will be available in the News section of the company’s website at www.hcreit.com. The conference call will be accessible by telephone and through the Internet. Telephone access will be available by dialing (888) 346-2469 or (706) 758-4923 (international). For those unable to listen to the call live, a taped rebroadcast will be available beginning two hours after completion of the call through November 20, 2012. To access the rebroadcast, dial (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 (international). The conference ID number is 40018571. To participate in the webcast, log on to www.hcreit.com 15 minutes before the call to download the necessary software. Replays will be available for 90 days. About Health Care REIT, Inc. Health Care REIT, Inc., an S&P 500 company with headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, is a real estate investment trust that invests across the full spectrum of seniors housing and health care real estate. The company also provides an extensive array of property management and development services. As of June 30, 2012, the company’s broadly diversified portfolio consisted of 1,010 properties in 46 states and Canada.