2014

Gentiva® Health Services to Reaffirm Fiscal Year 2014 Outlook at Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference Also Provides FY 2014 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance of $177 Million to $195 Million

ATLANTA, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV) announced today it will reaffirm its fiscal year 2014 net revenue and adjusted income attributable to Gentiva shareholders per diluted share outlook, as provided in its first quarter earnings press release dated May 7, 2014, at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference in New York, NY on June 4, 2014. 

Additionally, the Company will provide guidance on Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal year 2014 which, based on its current outlook, is expected to be in the range of $177 million to $195 million.

Tony Strange, Gentiva's Chief Executive Officer, said: "Gentiva has continued to gain momentum since we reported our first quarter results in early May. We are also pleased with the positive results of the further implementation of our One Gentiva initiative. We look forward to sharing more details about our progress with shareholders on our second quarter earnings call."

The presentations will be available to the public via live audio webcasts, which may be accessed by visiting http://investors.gentiva.com/events.cfm. Visitors to this site will also be able to request advance notifications of these or other upcoming Gentiva events.

Adjusted income attributable to Gentiva shareholders per diluted share and Adjusted EBITDA exclude charges related to restructuring, legal settlements, acquisition and integration activities, losses on closed locations and other special items.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The information provided in this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules. A reconciliation of adjusted income attributable to Gentiva shareholders and Adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is not accessible on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the inherent difficulties in predicting the costs of restructuring, legal settlements and merger and acquisition activities and the impact of any future acquisitions or divestitures, which can fluctuate significantly and may have a significant impact on net income.

About Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation's largest providers of home health, hospice and community care services, delivering innovative, high quality care to patients across the United States. Gentiva is a single source for skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. GTIV-G

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release, including, without limitation, statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "expects," "assumes," "trends" and similar expressions, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current plans, expectations and projections about future events. However, such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, the following: general economic and business conditions; demographic changes; changes in, or failure to comply with, existing governmental regulations; the impact on our Company of healthcare reform legislation and its implementation through governmental regulations; legislative proposals for healthcare reform; changes in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payer reimbursement levels; the outcome of any inquiries into the Company's operations and business practices by governmental authorities; compliance with any corporate integrity agreement affecting the Company's operations; effects of competition in the markets in which the Company operates; liability and other claims asserted against the Company; ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; ability to access capital markets; availability and terms of capital; loss of significant contracts or reduction in revenues associated with major payer sources; ability of customers to pay for services; business disruption due to severe weather conditions, natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, terrorist acts or cyber attacks; availability, effectiveness, stability and security of the Company's information technology systems; ability to successfully integrate the operations of acquisitions the Company may make and achieve expected synergies and operational efficiencies within expected time-frames; ability to maintain compliance with financial covenants under the Company's credit agreement; effect on liquidity of the Company's debt service requirements; and changes in estimates and judgments associated with critical accounting policies and estimates. For a detailed discussion of certain of these and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in this news release, please refer to the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" section contained in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. 

Financial and Investor Contact:
Eric Slusser
770-951-6101
eric.slusser@gentiva.com 

or

John Mongelli
770-951-6496
john.mongelli@gentiva.com

Media Contact:
Kekst and Company
Tom Davies
(212) 521-4873 
Tom.davies@kekst.com

or

Lissa Perlman
(212) 521-4830
Lissa.perlman@kekst.com

SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.



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