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: September 25, 2014
American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust,
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in
(State or other jurisdiction
||(Commission File Number)
405 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10022
(Address, including zip code, of Principal
Registrant's telephone number, including
area code: (212) 415-6500
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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 October 15, 2014, the Company will pay a distribution
of $0.056666667 per share to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 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.
||Press Release dated September 25, 2014|
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.
||AMERICAN REALTY CAPITAL HEALTHCARE TRUST, INC.|
|Date: September 25, 2014
||/s/ Thomas P. D’Arcy|
||Thomas P. D’Arcy|
||Chief Executive Officer|