NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Five Star Senior Living Inc. (Nasdaq: FVE) today announced that it has been added to the broad market Russell 2000® Index effective June 26, 2020 as part of Russell Investments' annual reconstitution of its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes. The Russell 2000 Index also serves as the U.S. component to the Russell Global Index. Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies.
Katie Potter, President and Chief Executive Officer, made the following statement regarding FVE’s inclusion into the Russell 2000® Index:
“We are very pleased to be added to the Russell indexes, which is the result of the significant increase in our market capitalization following the completion of our transformative restructuring transaction with Diversified Healthcare Trust, stability in our balance sheet, steady growth in our earnings power and enhancements to the value of our franchise. The Russell indexes are widely followed within the investment community, and we believe our inclusion will positively impact the liquidity in our stock and lead to more awareness of Five Star as an attractive investment.”
FVE is a senior living and rehabilitation and wellness services company. As of March 31, 2020, FVE operated 268 senior living communities (31,272 living units) located in 32 states, including 244 communities (28,960 living units) that it managed and 24 communities (2,312 living units) that it owned or leased. FVE operates communities that include independent living, assisted living, continuing care retirement and skilled nursing communities. Additionally, our rehabilitation and wellness services segment includes Ageility Physical Therapy Solutions™, or Ageility, a division of FVE, which provides rehabilitation and wellness services within FVE communities as well as to external customers. As of March 31, 2020, Ageility operated 203 outpatient rehabilitation clinics and 41 inpatient rehabilitation clinics. FVE is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.
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