HCP Named to CDP and Dow Jones Sustainability Leadership Indices

HCP Named to CDP and Dow Jones Sustainability Leadership Indices

LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HCP (NYS: HCP) , in recognition of its sustainability achievements, was named to each of CDP's Global 500 and S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Indices (CDLIs), as well as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the North American region.

In only its second year of participating in CDP reporting, HCP achieved a position of leadership within the CDLIs by attaining a score of 97 out of 100 which ranks in the top 10% of reporting companies listed on the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500) and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500).

Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, commented, "US Companies that score highly enough to be included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index are responding to the call for greater corporate climate accountability. They have demonstrated leading practice on the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, and transparency of their climate change strategy."

Additionally, in its first year of participating in Dow Jones Sustainability reporting, HCP was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. This achievement is awarded to the top 20% of the 600 largest North American companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index and represents the leaders within their industry groups that outperform their peers in sustainability metrics.

"Building on the momentum from our recent recognition as the healthcare real estate leader in sustainability, we are pleased to be included in each of CDP's Global 500 and S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Indices and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index," said Jay Flaherty, HCP's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "These achievements represent a testament to the ongoing efforts of our employees and the commitment to sustainability as one of our core values."

About HCP

HCP, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States. The Company's portfolio of assets is diversified among five distinct sectors: senior housing, post-acute/skilled nursing, life science, medical office and hospitals. A publicly traded company since 1985, HCP: (i) was the first healthcare REIT selected to the S&P 500 index; (ii) has increased its dividend per share for 28 consecutive years; (iii) is the only REIT included in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index; and (iv) is a global leader in sustainability as a member of each of CDP's Global 500 and S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Indices, the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and the FTSE4Good Sustainability Index, as well as the GRESB Global and North American leader for the healthcare sector. For more information regarding HCP, visit the Company's website at www.hcpi.com and www.hcpi.com/sustainability.

About CDP

CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 722 institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow @CDP to find out more.

The Global 500 and S&P 500 reports including names of companies featured in the CDLI can be found at www.cdp.net.

About S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a part of McGraw Hill Financial, is the world's largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average™, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of investors. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 830,000 indices covering a wide range of asset classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. To learn more about our company, please visit www.spdji.com.

About RobecoSAM

RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. Its offerings comprise asset management, indices, private equity, engagement, impact analysis and sustainability assessments as well as benchmarking services. Asset management capabilities include a range of ESG-integrated investment and theme strategies) catering to institutional asset owners and financial intermediaries. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Based on its Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual ESG analysis of over 2,500 listed companies, RobecoSAM has compiled one of the world's most comprehensive sustainability databases.

As of June 30, 2013, RobecoSAM's assets under management, advice and license amounted to a total of USD 8.8 billion.

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