SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 27, 2012
Health Care REIT, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|4500 Dorr Street, Toledo, Ohio||43615|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code (419) 247-2800
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On November 27, 2012, in connection with the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-181185), effective May 4, 2012, Health Care REIT, Inc. (the Company) entered into an Underwriting Agreement with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and UBS Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters, for an offering of (i) $450,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Companys 2.250% senior unsecured notes due 2018, (ii) $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Companys 3.750% senior unsecured notes due 2023 and (iii) $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Companys 5.125% senior unsecured notes due 2043. The offering is expected to close on December 6, 2012.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated as of November 27, 2012, between Health Care REIT, Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and UBS Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters|
|5||Opinion of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP|
|8||Tax Opinion of Arnold & Porter LLP|
|23.1||Consent of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP to the use of their opinion as an exhibit to this Form 8-K is included in their opinion filed herewith as Exhibit 5|
|23.2||Consent of Arnold & Porter LLP to the use of their opinion as an exhibit to this Form 8-K is included in their opinion filed herewith as Exhibit 8|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|HEALTH CARE REIT, INC.|
|George L. Chapman|
|Its: Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive|
|Officer and President|
Dated: November 30, 2012