Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN) today announced that it has priced a public offering of $500 million in a re-opening of its 4.0% notes due June 1, 2025. The notes were priced at 97.750% of their face amount to yield 4.287%. Subject to customary closing conditions, the offering is expected to close on October 19, 2015.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay advances under its primary unsecured credit facility and for general corporate purposes, including investing in health care and seniors housing properties. Pending such use, the net proceeds may be invested in short-term, investment grade, interest-bearing securities, certificates of deposit or indirect or guaranteed obligations of the United States.

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated is acting as the book-running manager for this offering.

The company is making the offering pursuant to its effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained, when available, by contacting Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 222 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department or by calling 1-800-294-1322.

This press release is not an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing, post-acute operators and health systems to fund the real estate and infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience. Welltower™, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns more than 1,400 properties in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of senior living, post-acute communities and outpatient medical centers.

Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors

This press release may contain "forward-looking" statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When the company uses words such as "may," "will," "intend," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "project," "estimate" or similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters, it is making forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the company's actual results to differ materially from the company's expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. This may be a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, those factors discussed in the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus and in the company's reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Completion of the proposed offering is subject to various factors, including, but not limited to, the status of the economy, the status of the capital markets and customary closing conditions. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements.

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