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Griffin Capital Corporation and American Healthcare Investors Partner With WHW to Support Disadvantaged Job Seekers in LA and Orange Counties

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital") along with American Healthcare Investors ("AHI") hosted a three week clothing drive to support disadvantaged job seekers in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Griffin Capital and AHI employees, in their El Segundo and Newport Beach, California offices, partnered with WHW (Women Helping Women/Men2Work), a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive employment support services to empower disadvantaged men, women and teens in reaching economic self-sufficiency, in executing this event. Over several weeks in June 2013, Griffin Capital and AHI employees donated a combined total of 302 items including suits, ties, shoes, pants, blouses, dresses, and accessories, to be used by WHW constituents for job interviews and general "office attire."

The clothing drive is the first in a series of periodic charitable activities planned by Griffin Capital and AHI. David Rupert, President of Griffin Capital, explains, "The great thing about being part of a growing company with civic-minded employees is having the ability to host events like this to give back to the communities where we operate."

About Griffin Capital Corporation

Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital") is a privately-owned real estate company headquartered in Los Angeles. Led by senior executives each with more than two decades of real estate experience collectively encompassing over $14.0 billion of transaction value and more than 400 transactions, Griffin Capital and its affiliates have acquired or constructed over 17 million square feet of space since 1996. Griffin Capital and its affiliates currently own and manage a portfolio consisting of over 13.7 million square feet of space, located in 28 states and representing approximately $2.4 billion in asset value. Additional information about Griffin Capital is available at www.griffincapital.com.

About American Healthcare Investors

American Healthcare Investors is an investment management firm that specializes in the acquisition and management of healthcare-related real estate, including medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and hospitals. The company was founded by nationally recognized real estate investment executives Jeff Hanson, Danny Prosky and Mathieu Streiff, who have completed in excess of $16 billion in aggregate acquisition and disposition transactions during their careers, approximately $6 billion of which has been healthcare-related real estate transactions. American Healthcare Investors is committed to providing investors with access to the potential benefits that healthcare-related real estate ownership can provide. For more information regarding American Healthcare Investors, please visit www.AmericanHealthcareInvestors.com.

About WHW

WHW is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive employment support services to empower disadvantaged men, women and teens in reaching economic self-sufficiency. Since inception in 1993, WHW has successfully served over 30,000 job seekers at no charge or obligation. To learn more, please visit www.WHW.org.

CONTACT: Jennifer Nahas Vice President, Marketing Griffin Capital Corporation jnahas@griffincapital.com Office Phone: 949-270-9332 Cell Phone: 949-433-6860

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