Welltower Names Matthew McQueen General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Friday, July 29, 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN) today announced that Matthew McQueen, Senior Vice President - Legal has been promoted to Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In this expanded role, Mr. McQueen will report to Jeffrey H. Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). The role of Corporate Secretary was vacated in July as a result of Erin C. Ibele’s retirement.

“Matt has a deep knowledge of Welltower and thorough understanding of the company's business from his time working for and advising the company,” said Welltower COO Jeffrey Miller. “Since Matt joined Welltower last year, he has proved to be an important legal advisor and has been involved with the company’s transactions, debt and equity offerings, Board of Directors and governance matters. His expanded role is a product of these efforts and his strong leadership.”

Mr. McQueen joined Welltower in April 2015 from Sidley Austin LLP (“Sidley”) in Chicago, where he served as a partner in their Corporate & Securities group. In his 11 years at Sidley, he led a substantial practice in mergers and acquisitions, working on domestic and global transactions for public and private companies in transactions ranging from several million to billions of dollars; corporate governance; public and private securities offerings and joint ventures. While at Sidley, Mr. McQueen represented Welltower in several transactions, including the company’s acquisition of Genesis HealthCare, Sunrise Senior Living, HealthLease and several joint ventures including Revera and Senior Resource Group.

Mr. McQueen holds a B.A. in English and History from Indiana University. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan.

About Welltower

Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care 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 health care experience. Welltower™, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns more than 1,400 properties in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at www.welltower.com.