AdCare Reaches Settlement Agreement on Arkansas Matter

Dec 23, 2015, 08:00 ET from AdCare Health Systems, Inc.

ATLANTA, Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA), a self-managed healthcare real estate investment company that invests primarily in real estate purposed for senior living and long-term healthcare, today announced that on December 16, 2015, the Company and other defendants in the purported class action lawsuit captioned Amy Cleveland et. al. v APH&R Nursing, LLC et. al., filed in Arkansas on March 24, 2015, reached an agreement with plaintiffs' counsel to settle the plaintiffs' claims. The settlement is subject to execution of separate settlement agreements with each of the individual plaintiffs and court approval thereof which are pending. The settlements are covered by the Company's existing insurance policies.

"Reaching an agreement in principle to settle this Arkansas lawsuit is another important step in AdCare's progress in transitioning out of its legacy business of operating long term care facilities," stated Bill McBride, AdCare's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

About AdCare Health Systems

AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA) is a self-managed healthcare real estate investment company that invests primarily in real estate purposed for senior living and long-term healthcare through facility lease and sub-lease transactions. The Company currently owns, leases or manages for third parties 38 facilities. For more information about AdCare, visit

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