Health Care REIT, Inc. Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend

Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 of $0.765 per share. The dividend will be the company's 167 th consecutive quarterly payment, payable February 20, 2013, to stockholders of record on February 5, 2013.

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 September 30, 2012, the company’s broadly diversified portfolio consisted of 1,030 properties in 46 states, the United Kingdom and Canada.

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