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Ventas Supports Quest to End Alzheimer’s Disease

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Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”), a leading real estate investment trust focused on healthcare and seniors housing, today announces its Ventas Charitable Foundation contributed $100,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association, at its National Capital Area Chapter’s Brain Ball fundraiser. This support represents Ventas’s commitment to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, which affects many individuals who receive care and live in the Company’s properties.

The 2015 Brain Ball honored Ventas Chairman and CEO, Debra A. Cafaro, who accepted the honor on behalf of her late mother, Dee Francis Cafaro, who died from Alzheimer’s nearly one year ago.

“This honor signifies my chance to stand with all of you, and to salute your mission to fight a cruel disease that robs us of so much we hold dear,” Ms. Cafaro told the audience, which together raised more than $1.5 million for the organization.

“We are proud to own so many fine communities that are home to nearly 100,000 seniors nationwide. At Ventas, my colleagues and I are committed to pursuing excellence on their behalf,” said Ms. Cafaro.

Contributors to the Brain Ball also included some of Ventas’s valued business partners — many of the nation’s most esteemed care providers — including Atria Senior Living, Kindred Healthcare, Sunrise Senior Living and Brookdale Senior Living. Ms. Cafaro saluted them for their mission to provide residents with a safe, secure environment and excellent care.

“These respected companies and their legions of dedicated employees are on the front line of service. They provide essential care and comfort to Alzheimer’s residents and their families every day,” Ms. Cafaro told the audience.

The second annual Brain Ball, held on May 8, 2015, attracted more than 600 people to the event, which was held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D. C.

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of more than 1,600 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 and

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