(The following statement was released by the rating agency)
NEW YORK, September 14 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned a
'BBB+' rating to the
senior unsecured notes due 2026 issued by Ventas Realty, L.P.
Rating 'BBB+'/Outlook Stable), the operating partnership
of Ventas, Inc.
(NYSE: VTR). A full list of ratings follows at the end of this
KEY RATING DRIVERS
The 'BBB+' rating and Stable Outlook reflect Ventas' diverse
healthcare properties, demonstrated an