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AdCare Health Systems (ADK) Acquires 4 Skilled Nursing Facilities, Fifth on the Horizon

|Includes: Regional Health Properties, Inc. (RHE)

AdCare Health Systems, Inc., a nursing home and assisted living company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of four skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas, and in the next 90 days will close on the purchase of one skilled nursing facility in Missouri.

The aggregate purchase price for all five facilities is $20 million, for which the company will have purchased 506 beds that generated more than $25 million in revenues in 2010.

The revenues are expected to be accretive to AdCare’s earnings; combined with previously announced transactions, AdCare’s estimated annualized revenue run-rate is more than $285 million. This growth represents a more than 436 percent increase over 2010 revenues and more than 969 percent increase over revenues achieved in 2009 when AdCare began its current M&A campaign.

“Our M&A strategy is to acquire underperforming skilled nursing facilities, and then assist the facility leadership to improve care, increase post-acute census and optimize payment rate structure,” Boyd Gentry, AdCare’s CEO, stated in the press release. “When we entered into the definitive purchase agreement for these facilities, they had relatively low Medicare utilization of 11.3 percent and an average daily Medicare rate of $427 a day. This optimization opportunity is right in our strategic ‘sweet spot.’”

AdCare financed the asset purchase through a combination of traditional bank financing and loan guarantees by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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