Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN) today announced that it will redeem all 11,500,000 shares of its 6.50% Series J Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (NYSE: HCN PrJ, CUSIP: 42217K 700) on March 7, 2017 at a redemption price of $25.00 per share plus accrued and unpaid dividends to, but not including, March 7, 2017.

The notice of redemption was delivered today to holders of record of the Series J Preferred Stock. Questions relating to and requests for additional copies of the notice of redemption should be directed to the redemption agent, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., c/o Voluntary Corporate Actions, 250 Royall Street, Suite V, Canton, MA 02021, at 888-216-7206.

About Welltower

Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of healthcare infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall healthcare 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 seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at www.welltower.com.

Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors

This press release contains "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. In particular, these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those relating to the company's ability to complete the redemption of the Series J Preferred Stock as and when anticipated by the company. 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 its expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. This may be a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, the status of the economy; the status of capital markets, including availability and cost of capital; other factors affecting the completion of the redemption of the Series J Preferred Stock; and other risks described in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Finally, 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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