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TMCNet:  Health Care REIT, Inc. Announces Pricing of $1.2 Billion of Senior Unsecured Notes

[November 27, 2012]

Health Care REIT, Inc. Announces Pricing of $1.2 Billion of Senior Unsecured Notes

TOLEDO, Ohio --(Business Wire)--

Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) today announced that it has priced $1.2 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes issued in the following tranches:

  • $450 million of 2.25% notes due March 15, 2018 priced to yield 2.350%
  • $500 million of 3.75% notes due March 15, 2023 priced to yield 3.792%
  • $250 million of 5.125% notes due March 15, 2043 priced to yield 5.184%

Subject to customary closing conditions, the offering is expected to close on December 6, 2012.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay certain secured indebtedness to be assumed in connection with the previously announced acquisition of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. If the acquisition of Sunrise is not completed, or if proceeds remain following repayment of such secured indebtedness, the company intends to use such proceeds 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.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities, UBS Investment Bank, Citigroup, and Credit Agricole CIB acted as joint book-running managers for the offerng.

The offering is being made pursuant to Health Care REIT's effective shelf registration statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 222 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department or by calling (800) 294-1322; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005 or by calling (800) 503-4611; or UBS Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Specialist, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171, or by calling (877) 827-6444, ext. 561 3884.

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.

About Health Care REIT

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 September 30, 2012, the company's broadly diversified portfolio consisted of 1,030 properties in 46 states, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document 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, it is making forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. The company's expected results may not be achieved, and actual results may differ materially from expectations. This may be a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, those factors discussed in the prospectus supplement and related base 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, customary closing conditions. The company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements.

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