Earnings Release

GENESIS HEALTHCARE REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR END 2015 RESULTS
2/22/2016

KENNETT SQUARE, PA - Genesis HealthCare (Genesis, or the Company) (NYSE:GEN), one of the largest post-acute care providers in the United States, today announced operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.  Overall results are consistent with the preliminary results issued by the Company on January 25, 2016.

Highlights

·         Fiscal 2015 Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA of $249.7 million     grew 11.6% over the prior year and fourth quarter 2015 Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA of $39.7 million grew 14.2% over the prior year quarter;

·         Fiscal 2015 Pro forma Adjusted EBITDAR margins of approximately 13.0% grew 60 bps over fiscal year 2014;

·         Fiscal 2015 fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.31x grew from 1.20x in fiscal year 2014; fixed charge coverage of 1.35x is anticipated at the mid-point of 2016 guidance;

·         On December 1, 2015, Genesis completed the acquisition of 19 Revera, Inc. skilled nursing facilities and Revera’s contract rehabilitation business.

“We are pleased to report EBITDA growth in excess of 10% for the fourth consecutive quarter,” commented George V. Hager, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Genesis. “Despite negative industry pressures, Genesis continues generating positive earnings growth, producing strong free cash flow and improving its fixed charge coverage ratio.”

Mr. Hager continued, “As we look ahead, we remain focused on the long-term drivers of our business – providing high-quality, outcome-oriented care, effectively managing our costs, leveraging our scale through strategic growth opportunities and positioning Genesis to succeed in a world that rewards value based providers.”

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