Kindred and Select Medical Holdings Corporation Agree to Acquire Hospitals from Each Other

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--()--Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell four of its transitional care hospitals (licensed as long-term acute care (“LTAC”) hospitals) and acquire five LTAC hospitals currently operated by Select Medical Holdings Corporation (“Select”) (NYSE:SEM).

Kindred will acquire leased hospitals in Indianapolis, Indiana (45 licensed beds), San Antonio, Texas (44 licensed beds), Houston, Texas (86 licensed beds), Denver, Colorado (28 licensed beds) and Colorado Springs, Colorado (30 licensed beds). Kindred will sell its owned hospital in Cleveland, Ohio (108 licensed beds) and three leased hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio (75 licensed beds), Atlanta, Georgia (72 licensed beds) and Northern Indiana (32 licensed beds) to Select. In connection with these transactions, Kindred will pay approximately $800,000 in additional cash consideration to Select. These transactions are subject to customary conditions to closing, including the receipt of all licensure, regulatory and other approvals. Kindred expects to complete these transactions during the second or third quarter of 2016.

“These transactions accelerate our efforts to reposition our LTAC businesses in front of LTAC patient criteria, with the goal of improving our long-term growth, profitability and financial position and improving healthcare delivery in our integrated care markets,” said Benjamin A. Breier, Kindred’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “These transactions allow us to sharpen our focus and enable us to better Continue the Care for our patients throughout a post-acute episode.”

Forward-Looking Statements

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About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-95 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $7.2 billion(1). At September 30, 2015, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately 102,200 employees providing healthcare services in 2,723 locations in 47 states, including 95 transitional care hospitals, 18 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 90 nursing centers, 20 sub-acute units, 626 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of service, 101 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,773 non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for six years, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

     

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(1)     Revenues were computed by combining the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 data for Kindred, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., which was acquired by the Company on February 2, 2015, and Centerre Healthcare Corporation, which was acquired by the Company on January 1, 2015.

Contacts

Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Susan E. Moss, 502-596-7296
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Contacts

Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Susan E. Moss, 502-596-7296
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications