Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) announced today that it has established an “at-the-market” equity offering program through which it may sell up to an aggregate of $750 million of its common stock. Under the program, the Company may offer and sell shares of its common stock from time to time through BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan, and RBC Capital Markets, as sales agents. Sales, if any, of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the program will be made primarily in “at-the-market” offerings, including sales made directly on the New York Stock Exchange or sales made to or through a market maker or through an electronic communications network. Sales may also be made in privately negotiated transactions. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including to fund acquisitions and investments and to repay indebtedness. The shares of common stock will be offered under the Company’s existing shelf registration statement. A prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus describing the terms of the offering has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be obtained from: BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, firstname.lastname@example.org; Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, email@example.com, (888) 603-5847; Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, (800) 831-9146; Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, (866) 471-2526; J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, (866) 803-9204; and RBC Capital Markets, Attention: Equity Syndicate, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th floor, New York, New York 10281-8098, (877) 822-4089. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sales of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.