HCP (NYSE:HCP), in recognition of its sustainability achievements, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the third consecutive year, and has achieved constituency for the first time in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index Series represents industry leaders that outperform their peers in sustainability metrics based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental, and social factors. Constituency in the North America Index is awarded to the top 20% of the 600 largest North American companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index, and constituency in the World Index is awarded to the top 10% of the 2,500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

"We are pleased to be recognized on both of the North American and World Dow Jones Sustainability Indices," said Lauralee Martin, HCP's President and Chief Executive Officer. "This recognition reflects our continued sustainability-driven commitment to reduce the environmental impact at our facilities."

HCP was one of only six companies listed in the North America Index in the Real Estate Industry category, and one of only two U.S. companies listed in the World Index in the same category.

About HCP

HCP, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States. The Company's portfolio of assets is diversified among five distinct sectors: senior housing, post-acute/skilled nursing, life science, medical office and hospital. A publicly traded company since 1985, HCP: (i) was the first healthcare REIT selected to the S&P 500 index; (ii) has increased its dividend per share for 30 consecutive years; (iii) is the only REIT included in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index; and (iv) is a global leader in sustainability as a member of the CDP, Dow Jones and FTSE4Good sustainability leadership indices, as well as the GRESB Global Healthcare Sector Leader for three of the past four years. For more information regarding HCP, visit the Company's website at www.hcpi.com and www.hcpi.com/sustainability.

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