HCP Announces Election of Lauralee Martin to Board of Directors

Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:09pm EDT

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LONG BEACH, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
HCP (NYSE:HCP) announced the election of Lauralee E. Martin to the
Company's Board of Directors. With the election of Ms. Martin, HCP
continues to have eleven directors, nine of whom are independent. Ms.
Martin is a member of HCP's Audit Committee and Nominating and
Corporate Governance Committee.

   Ms. Martin has served as a director and the Chief Operating and
Financial Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL), the world's
leading real estate services and money management firm, since 2005.
She has also served as a director of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY), one of the
nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, since 2004.
From 1994 through 2005, she served on the Board of Directors of Gables
Residential Trust, a luxury apartment REIT. Ms. Martin joined Jones
Lang LaSalle in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer after 15 years with
Heller Financial, Inc., where she was the Chief Financial Officer and
President of the Real Estate Finance Division.

   About HCP

   HCP, Inc. is a self-administered REIT that, together with its
consolidated subsidiaries, invests primarily in real estate serving
the healthcare industry in the United States. As of December 31, 2007,
the Company's portfolio of properties, excluding assets held for sale
but including mortgage loans and properties owned by unconsolidated
joint ventures, totaled 753 properties among the following segments:
275 senior housing, 105 life science, 269 medical office, 41 hospital
and 63 skilled nursing. For more information, visit the Company's
website at www.hcpi.com.

Mark A. Wallace
Executive Vice President -
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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