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News Release: Welltower to Change NYSE Ticker Symbol to “WELL”

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) today announced the change of the ticker symbol for its common and preferred stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange from “HCN” to “WELL,” effective with the opening of trading on February 28, 2018.

“Welltower owns, manages and has developed the largest network of premium residential senior care and outpatient medical real estate in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom,” said Thomas J. DeRosa, Chief Executive Officer. “Wellness is at the center of what we do and by changing our ticker symbol to WELL, we’re able to further align our brand with our mission of providing effective real estate settings that promote wellness for the aging population as well as helping the broader health care delivery system drive toward the goal of improving health outcomes while lowering the cost of care.”

No action is needed from current shareholders in relation to the ticker symbol change. The common and preferred stock will continue to be listed on the NYSE, and the CUSIPs will remain unchanged as 95040Q104 and 95040Q203, respectively. As part of the change, the ticker symbols for all listed securities will be updated to reflect the new “WELL” ticker.

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 interests in properties concentrated in major, high-growth markets in the United StatesCanada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at www.welltower.com.


Tim McHugh

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