Ventas, Inc. said today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.62 per share, payable in cash on December 28, 2012 to stockholders of record on December 17, 2012. The dividend is the fourth quarterly installment of the Companyâ€™s 2012 annual dividend. This fourth quarterly installment of the Companyâ€™s 2012 annual dividend will be included in stockholdersâ€™ 2012 taxable income for income tax purposes. Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading healthcare real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of more than 1,400 assets in 47 states (including the District of Columbia) and two Canadian provinces consists of seniors housing communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings 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.