NHC Announces Renewal of $75 Million Credit Line

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--()--National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE MKT: NHC) (NYSE MKT: NHC.PRA), the nation’s oldest publicly traded senior health care company, announced today that it has renewed its $75 million line of credit with Bank of America.

Robert Adams, CEO, stated: “We are pleased to complete our seventh amendment to our Credit Agreement with Bank of America. The credit facility allows us the financial flexibility to continue to implement our strategy of expanding our continuum of post-acute care services, which includes skilled nursing, assisted living, homecare and hospice.”

About NHC

NHC affiliates operate for themselves and third parties 73 long-term health care centers with 9,410 beds. NHC affiliates also operate 37 homecare programs, five independent living centers and 18 assisted living communities. NHC’s other services include Alzheimer’s units, long-term care pharmacies, hospice, a rehabilitation services company, and providing management and accounting services to third parties. Other information about the company can be found on our web site at www.nhccare.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or transactions of NHC and its respective affiliates to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements, and transactions. Additional information or factors which could impact the companies and the forward-looking statements contained herein are included in each company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

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Contacts

National HealthCare Corporation
Gerald Coggin, 615-890-2020
Sr. V.P. Corporate Relations

Release Summary

NHC has completed its seventh amendment to its $75 million credit agreement with Bank of America.

Contacts

National HealthCare Corporation
Gerald Coggin, 615-890-2020
Sr. V.P. Corporate Relations