Director Eddy J. Rogers, Jr. To Retire And Not Stand For Re-Election To Kindred Healthcare Board Of Directors

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today announced that Eddy J. Rogers, Jr. will not stand for re-election to the Board of Directors at the 2013 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Rogers has attained the suggested retirement age under the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. Mr. Rogers’ term will expire effective upon conclusion of the Company’s 2013 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Rogers serves as the Chair of the Company’s Executive Compensation Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Rogers has served on the Kindred Board since August 2003.

Paul J. Diaz, Chief Executive Officer of Kindred, stated, “I would like to thank Eddy Rogers for his dedication and long-term service on the Kindred Board. Eddy has taken an active role helping the Company to institute best practices in the executive compensation area and has challenged our management team to continually grow and strive to improve the quality of our services. His commitment to Kindred, its shareholders and our mission has been an important part of our success over these last several years.”

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 78,000 employees in 46 states. At December 31, 2012, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,203 locations, including 116 transitional care hospitals, six inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 223 nursing and rehabilitation centers, 27 sub-acute units, 101 Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care locations, 105 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,625 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for five 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

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