Skilled Healthcare Group Announces Anticipated $100 Million Add On to Credit Facility and Redemption of Senior Subordinated Notes

Mar 28, 2012, 13:27 ET from Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. (NYSE: SKH) today announced that the Company is launching an anticipated $100 million increase in its existing senior secured term loan.  The Company intends that all of the net proceeds from the increased borrowing will be used to partially fund the Company's anticipated redemption of the outstanding $130 million of its 11% senior subordinated notes, which are currently redeemable at par.  The Company anticipates that the remaining amount required to redeem the senior subordinated notes will be funded with a draw on the Company's $100 million revolving credit facility.  The senior subordinated notes are scheduled to mature on January 15, 2014.  The Company's term loan has a maturity date of April 9, 2016, and the Company does not anticipate that maturity date changing in connection with the increase in the term loan.  J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC will act as joint bookrunners and joint lead arrangers for the incremental term loan.

About Skilled Healthcare Group

Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc., based in Foothill Ranch, California, is a holding company with subsidiary healthcare services companies, which in the aggregate had trailing twelve month revenue of approximately $870 million and approximately 13,800 employees as of December 31, 2011. Skilled Healthcare Group and its wholly-owned companies, collectively referred to as the "Company," operate long-term care facilities and provide a wide range of post-acute care services, with a strategic emphasis on sub-acute specialty health care. The Company operates long-term care facilities in California, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, including 74 skilled nursing facilities that offer sub-acute care and rehabilitative and specialty health skilled nursing care, and 23 assisted living facilities that provide room and board and social services. In addition, the Company provides physical, occupational and speech therapy in Company-operated facilities and unaffiliated facilities. Furthermore, the Company provides hospice and home health care in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Nevada. The Company leases 5 skilled nursing facilities in California to an unaffiliated third party operator. References made in this release to "Skilled Healthcare," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. and each of its wholly-owned companies. More information about Skilled Healthcare is available at

Forward-Looking Statements

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Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and, consequently, the Company's ability to effect the transactions contemplated in this release as described herein may differ materially from that expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, and such transactions may not occur at all. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the factors described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" contained therein), and in its subsequent reports on Form 8-K, as well as on market and other conditions that are outside of the Company's control.

Any forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release. Skilled Healthcare disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

Investor Contact: Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. Dev Ghose or Chris Felfe (949) 282-5800

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