Ventas Named 2015 Global and North American Healthcare Sector Leader by GRESB

Ventas Honored for Commitments to Sustainability, Social Responsibility
and Good Governance

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) said today that it
has been named the 2015 Healthcare Sector Global Leader and North
American Leader by GRESB, the global standard for portfolio-level
sustainability assessment in real estate. Ventas is being recognized for
improving its energy efficiency across its entire portfolio, as well as
its leadership in social responsibility and corporate governance. The
ranking is based on survey results from peers in Ventas’s sector.

“Sustainability and social responsibility are key values at Ventas, and
we are proud to be recognized as the sector leader by GRESB,” Ventas
Chairman and CEO Debra A. Cafaro said. “The Ventas team has worked hard
to continuously improve our portfolio, enhance our energy efficiency,
reduce our carbon footprint and manage operating costs. These efforts
benefit the environment, our investors, our customers, and the patients
and residents they serve.”

In assessing Ventas’s performance, GRESB gave the Company a total score
of 71 compared with the global average of 56 and a North American
average of 54. Ventas was also designated a Green Star company for its
strong showing on important environmental measures.

“With the support and encouragement of Ventas’s executive leadership, we
look forward to continuing our commitment to applying sound
environmental practices and technologies to our diverse high quality
portfolio,” said Brian Fry, Director, Ventas Asset Management.

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment
trust. Its diverse portfolio of nearly 1,300 assets in the United
States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing
communities, medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities,
hospitals and other properties. Through its Lillibridge subsidiary,
Ventas provides management, leasing, marketing, facility development and
advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health systems
throughout the United States. More information about Ventas and
Lillibridge can be found at

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