ATLANTA, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA) announced today that it has issued to Ronald W. Fleming, who commenced serving as AdCare's Chief Financial Officer on May 15, 2013, a ten-year warrant to purchase 70,000 shares of AdCare's common stock with an exercise price of $5.90 per share. One-third of the shares underlying the warrant shall vest ratably on each of May 15, 2014, May 15, 2015 and May 15, 2016. The vesting of the underlying shares shall accelerate upon a change in control of AdCare. The warrant is exercisable for cash or by cashless exercise. The issuance of the warrant was approved by the Compensation Committee of AdCare's Board of Directors. About AdCare Health Systems, Inc.AdCare Health Systems, Inc. is a recognized provider of senior living and health care facility management. AdCare 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 AdCare, visit www.adcarehealth.com. Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with regard to the Company's future expectations and prospects. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond management's control. Factors that can affect future results are discussed in the documents filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except where required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release. Company Contacts, Boyd Gentry, CEO, AdCare Health Systems, Inc., +1-678-869-5116, firstname.lastname@example.org; Investor Relations, Brett Maas, Hayden IR, +1-646-536-7331, email@example.com SOURCE AdCare Health Systems, Inc.