Diversicare Completes Disposition of West Virginia Portfolio and Expansion Into Missouri

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., July 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc. (Nasdaq:DVCR), a premier provider of long-term care services, today announced the completion of its previously disclosed disposition of three skilled nursing centers in West Virginia effective July 1, 2014. The transaction was completed through an asset purchase agreement to sell Rose Terrace, a 90-bed skilled nursing facility in Culloden, West Virginia, at a sales price of $16.5 million. Concurrently, Diversicare entered into an operations transfer agreement with an affiliate of the purchaser with respect to two other skilled nursing facilities located in West Virginia which was made possible through an amendment to the Master Lease with Omega Health Investors, Inc. to terminate the lease only with respect to these two skilled nursing facilities in West Virginia totaling 150 skilled nursing beds. As a result of this transaction, Diversicare no longer operates any skilled nursing centers in the state of West Virginia.

Additionally, Diversicare also completed the previously announced entrance into the state of Missouri through the assumption of operations for the three facilities totaling 339 skilled nursing beds effective July 1, 2014.  This portfolio is expected to contribute in excess of $17 million in annual revenues with initial lease terms of 15 years.  These three new nursing centers are expected to be accretive soon after operations are assumed by Diversicare.

Commenting on the transactions, Kelly J. Gill, Diversicare's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are proud to announce the completion of these transactions as we continue to expand and enhance our portfolio of facilities. The simultaneous exit from one state and entrance into another demonstrates both sides of our continued commitment to strategic portfolio management. Our ability to execute these transactions concurrently is a testament to the efficient and effective nature of our implementation team and operating platform."

Gill continued, "These transactions would not have been possible without the continued support of our REIT partners. The relationships that we have cultivated with our REIT partners have given Diversicare flexibility in executing these types of transactions, and we look forward to continuing to build upon these relationships moving forward."

About Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc.

As of July 1, 2014, Diversicare provides long-term care services to patients in 49 skilled nursing centers containing 5,621 licensed nursing beds, primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest. For additional information about the Company, visit Diversicare's web site: www.DVCR.com.

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Company Contact:
Kelly J. Gill
Chief Executive Officer
615-771-7575

Investor Relations:
James R. McKnight, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer
615-771-7575