“Bill’s promotion reflects the convergence of our public policy and strategic planning efforts as we work to expand our service lines to meet the needs of a growing high acuity post-acute population and coordinate the patient experience,” Mr. Diaz said. “Bill has done a great job working with trade organizations and leading policymakers on behalf of Kindred and the residents and patients we care for.”Mr. Landenwich, 47, an attorney and certified public accountant, joined the Company in 1996 and since December 2003 has served as Kindred’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Landenwich was in the private practice of law. “Joe’s tireless dedication, expert legal advice and professional counsel over his tenure with Kindred has been instrumental in our strategic growth and development,” Mr. Diaz said. “This promotion also recognizes his invaluable leadership in the development efforts of the Company and oversight of all our corporate governance policies and procedures and public company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and New York Stock Exchange.” About Kindred Healthcare Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-125 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of $6 billion and approximately 76,000 employees in 46 states. At March 31, 2012, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,142 locations, including 120 long-term acute care hospitals, six inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 224 nursing and rehabilitation centers, 26 sub-acute units, 52 hospice and home care locations, 100 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,614 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for four 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.