Item 8.01. Other Events.
As previously disclosed, the board of directors of American Realty Capital
Healthcare Trust, Inc. (the "Company") authorized, and the Company declared, an
annualized dividend of $0.68 per share per annum. Pending the "Effective Time"
as defined in the merger agreement entered into, by among others, the Company
and Ventas, Inc. and dated as of June 1, 2014, the Company intends to continue
paying distributions on a monthly basis at this annualized rate to stockholders
of record at the close of business on the 8th day of the applicable month,
payable on the 15th day of the applicable month, in each case, unless such date
is a non-business day.
Accordingly, on September 15, 2014, the Company will pay a distribution of
$0.056666667 per share to stockholders of record at the close of business on
September 8, 2014. In accordance with the merger agreement, if the record date
for a distribution occurs prior to the Effective Time, the holders of the
Company's common stock will be entitled to receive the applicable distribution.
A copy of the press release announcing the foregoing is attached hereto as
Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press Release dated August 29, 2014