Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) announced last week that it has terminated its previously announced agreement with an affiliate of Arcapita, Inc. to acquire the affiliate’s 90% interest in a venture owning 29 senior housing properties managed by Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:SRZ). “We performed extensive due diligence and appreciate the cooperation and assistance provided by Sunrise and Arcapita,” commented George L. Chapman, chairman and chief executive officer of Health Care REIT, Inc. “Given the uncertainty in the capital markets, we determined the transaction would not be in the best interests of our stockholders under the original terms. We will continue to pursue new investment opportunities in the senior housing and care industry, and are committed to prudently allocating capital throughout all economic cycles.”
Health Care REIT, Inc., with headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, is a real estate investment trust that invests across the full spectrum of senior housing and health care real estate. The company also provides a full array of property management and development services. As of September 30, 2008, the company’s broadly diversified portfolio consisted of 641 properties in 39 states. More information is available on the Internet at www.hcreit.com.