ATLANTA, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA) (the "Company"), a leading long-term care provider, today announced that, on April 17, 2013, the Company received a deficiency letter from NYSE MKT LLC (the "Exchange") indicating that the Exchange has determined that the Company is not in compliance with Sections 134 and 1101 of the Exchange's Company Guide (the "Company Guide") due to the Company's failure to timely file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Exchange asserted that the Company's failure to timely file its Annual Report on Form 10-K is a material violation of its listing agreement with the Exchange and, therefore, pursuant to Section 1003(d) of the Company Guide, the Exchange is authorized to suspend, and unless prompt corrective action is taken, remove the Company's securities from the Exchange. Pursuant to the Exchange's rules, the Company has until May 1, 2013 to submit a plan advising the Exchange of actions it has taken, or will take, that would bring the Company back into compliance with Sections 134 and 1101 of the Company Guide by no later than July 16, 2013. If the Company does not submit a plan, or if the plan is not accepted, it will be subject to delisting proceedings. Furthermore, if the plan is accepted, but the Company is not in compliance with the continued listing standards of the Company Guide by July 16, 2013, or if the Company does not make progress consistent with the plan during the period specified in the plan, the Exchange will initiate delisting proceedings as appropriate. The Company expects to submit a plan to the Exchange by that date advising the Exchange of actions it has taken, or will take, that would bring the Company back into compliance with the Company Guide by no later than July 16, 2013. The Exchange will evaluate the plan and determine whether the Company has made a reasonable demonstration in the plan of an ability to regain compliance with the applicable continued listing standards by July 16, 2013, in which case the plan will be accepted and the Company will have until July 16, 2013 to regain compliance with the continued listing standards. About AdCare Health Systems AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA) is a recognized provider of senior living and health care facility management. The Company owns and manages long-term care facilities and retirement communities, and since the Company's inception in 1988, its mission has been to provide the highest quality of healthcare services to the elderly through its operating subsidiaries, including a broad range of skilled nursing and sub-acute care services. For more information about the Company, visit www.adcarehealth.com. Forward-Looking Statements This release contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are generally accompanied by words such as "anticipates," "continues," "expects," "forecasts," "outlook," "believes," "estimates," "should" and "will" and words of similar effect that convey future meaning, concerning the Company's operations, economic performance and management's best judgment as to what may occur in the future. Future events involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those we currently anticipate. The actual results for any fiscal period and other corporate developments will depend upon a number of regulatory, economic, competitive and other influences, including those factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in the Company's reports and filings made from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these risks and uncertainties are beyond the control of the Company, and any one of which, or a combination of which, could materially and adversely affect the results of the Company's operations and its financial condition. We undertake no obligation to update information contained in this release.