Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred”) (NYSE:KND) and RehabCare Group, Inc. (“RehabCare”) (NYSE:RHB) today jointly announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Improvement Act of 1976 for Kindred’s previously announced acquisition of RehabCare was terminated on April 8, 2011.

On February 8, 2011, Kindred and RehabCare announced that Kindred had agreed to acquire RehabCare pursuant to which each holder of RehabCare common stock will receive $26.00 per share in cash and 0.471 of a share of Kindred common stock. The transaction is expected to close by June 30, 2011. The acquisition is subject to certain conditions, including approvals by the stockholders of both companies, consummation of financing in accordance with the terms of commitment letters obtained by Kindred, and the receipt of certain licensure and regulatory approvals.

About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-200 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of over $4.3 billion and approximately 56,800 employees in 40 states. At December 31, 2010, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 696 locations, including 89 long-term acute care hospitals, 226 nursing and rehabilitation centers and a contract rehabilitation services business, People first rehabilitation services, which served 381 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies three years in a row, 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

About RehabCare Group

Established in 1982 and headquartered in St. Louis, MO, RehabCare Group, Inc. ( is a leading provider of post-acute care, owning and operating 34 long-term acute care and rehabilitation hospitals and providing program management services in partnership with over 1,250 hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in 42 states and Puerto Rico. RehabCare is included in the Russell 2000 and Standard and Poor’s Small Cap 600 Indices.

Additional Information About this Transaction

In connection with the pending transaction with RehabCare Group, Inc., Kindred Healthcare, Inc. has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “ SEC”) a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (commission file number 333-173050) that includes a joint proxy statement of Kindred and RehabCare that also constitutes a prospectus of Kindred. Kindred and RehabCare will mail the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders after the Registration Statement has been declared effective by the SEC. WE URGE INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE PENDING TRANSACTION WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION. You may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and other related documents filed by Kindred and RehabCare with the SEC at the SEC’s website at The joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and the other documents filed by Kindred and RehabCare with the SEC may also be obtained for free by accessing Kindred’s website at and clicking on the “Investors” link and then clicking on the link for “SEC Filings” or by accessing RehabCare’s website at and clicking on the “Investor Information” link and then clicking on the link for “SEC Filings.”

Participants in this Transaction

Kindred, RehabCare and their respective directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees may be soliciting proxies from their respective stockholders in favor of the pending transaction. You can find information about Kindred’s executive officers and directors in Kindred’s joint proxy statement/prospectus. You can find information about RehabCare’s executive officers and directors in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 23, 2010. You can obtain a free copy of these documents from Kindred or RehabCare, respectively, using the contact information above.

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