Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2013 financial results before the market opens on August 6, 2013. The company will also host a conference call on August 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results. The company’s earnings release will be available in the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.hcreit.com. The conference call will be accessible by telephone and 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 August 20, 2013. To access the rebroadcast, dial (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 (international). The conference ID number is 17358998. 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 March 31, 2013, the company’s broadly diversified portfolio consisted of 1,133 properties in 46 states, the United Kingdom, and Canada. More information is available on the company’s website at www.hcreit.com.