Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred”) (NYSE:KND) and RehabCare Group, Inc. (“RehabCare”) (NYSE:RHB) today jointly announced that they have received all required regulatory approvals for Kindred’s previously announced acquisition of RehabCare. 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 and consummation of financing in accordance with the terms of commitment letters obtained by Kindred. About Kindred Healthcare Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-200 private employer in the United States, is a healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of over $4.3 billion and approximately 56,700 employees in 40 states. At March 31, 2011, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 706 locations, including 89 long-term acute care hospitals, 224 nursing and rehabilitation centers and a contract rehabilitation services business, People first rehabilitation services, which served 393 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for 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 www.kindredhealthcare.com. About RehabCare Group Established in 1982 and headquartered in St. Louis, MO, RehabCare ( www.rehabcare.com) is a leading provider of post-acute care, owning and operating 35 long-term acute care and rehabilitation hospitals and providing program management services in partnership with over 1,300 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, Kindred 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. The registration statement was declared effective by the SEC on April 26, 2011. Kindred and RehabCare mailed the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders on or about April 28, 2011. WE URGE INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE PENDING TRANSACTION BECAUSE IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION. You may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other related documents filed by Kindred and RehabCare with the SEC at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The joint proxy statement/prospectus and the other documents filed by Kindred and RehabCare with the SEC may also be obtained for free by accessing Kindred’s website at www.kindredhealthcare.com and clicking on the “Investors” link and then clicking on the link for “SEC Filings” or by accessing RehabCare’s website at www.rehabcare.com 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 the joint proxy statement/prospectus. You can find information about RehabCare’s executive officers and directors in its amended Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 28, 2011. You can obtain a free copy of these documents from Kindred or RehabCare, respectively, using the contact information above.