August 15, 2016

Diversicare Announces Agreement to Operate Twenty-Two Facilities in Alabama and Mississippi

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:DVCR), a premier provider of long-term care services, today announced that the Company has entered into Operation Transfer Agreements to assume the operations of 22 facilities from Golden Living, totaling approximately 2,600 acquired skilled nursing beds. The transactions are subject to closing conditions, including but not limited to, licensure and due diligence.  The facilities are located in Alabama and Mississippi and the transactions are expected to become effective in the fourth quarter of 2016. This portfolio is expected to contribute in excess of $185 million in annual revenues. Diversicare will lease 20 facilities from Golden Living, and will assume the leases of the other two facilities.

Commenting on the acquisitions, Kelly Gill, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are excited to announce our entrance into the state of Mississippi, and our expanded presence in the state of Alabama, which will bring our total facility count to 76 upon completion of the transaction. We are delighted to have been selected by Golden Living to receive a significant portion of their portfolio, and to become a valuable strategic partner. Golden Living has performed admirably in these centers and we look forward to continuing to build upon their historical success."

Mr. Gill continued, "Upon completion of this transaction, we will have a portfolio of 76 centers with an estimated revenue run-rate of over $570 million. We are pleased that our acquisitions have come from a combination of fee-simple purchases, short term lease-to-own transactions and, as is the case with this transaction with Golden Living, long-term leases. The variety of transaction scenarios demonstrates our ability to grow utilizing different financing sources, without the issuance of dilutive equity capital."

About Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc.

As of August 15, 2016, Diversicare provides long-term care services to patients in 54 skilled nursing and senior housing centers containing 5,918 licensed beds. For additional information about the Company, visit Diversicare's web site: www.DVCR.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The "forward-looking statements" contained in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are predictive in nature and are frequently identified by the use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "believe," "estimate," "intend," and similar words indicating possible future expectations, events or actions. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and present our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this release. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements made in this release. In addition to any assumptions and other factors referred to specifically in connection with such statements, other factors, many of which are beyond our ability to control or predict, could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, our ability to successfully operate the new nursing centers in Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Indiana, our ability to increase census at our renovated centers, changes in governmental reimbursement, including the impact of the CMS final rule that has resulted in a reduction in Medicare reimbursement as of October 2012 and our ability to mitigate the impact of the revenue reduction, government regulation, the impact of the recently adopted federal health care reform or any future health care reform, any increases in the cost of borrowing under our credit agreements, our ability to comply with covenants contained in those credit agreements, the outcome of professional liability lawsuits and claims, our ability to control ultimate professional liability costs, the accuracy of our estimate of our anticipated professional liability expense, the impact of future licensing surveys, the outcome of proceedings alleging violations of state or Federal False Claims Acts, laws and regulations governing quality of care or other laws and regulations applicable to our business including laws governing reimbursement from government payors, impacts associated with the implementation of our electronic medical records plan, the costs of investing in our business initiatives and development, our ability to control costs, changes to our valuation of deferred tax assets, changes in occupancy rates in our centers, changing economic and competitive conditions, changes in anticipated revenue and cost growth, changes in the anticipated results of operations, the effect of changes in accounting policies as well as other risk factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company has provided additional information in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, as well as in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which readers are encouraged to review for further disclosure of other factors. These assumptions may not materialize to the extent assumed, and risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to be different from anticipated results. These risks and uncertainties also may result in changes to the Company's business plans and prospects. Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. is not responsible for updating the information contained in this press release beyond the published date, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet services.

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

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


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