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May 23, 2014
17:02 EDTKND, GTIVGentiva Health adopts shareholders rights plan
The Board of Directors of Gentiva Health Services (GTIV) announced that it has adopted a limited duration shareholder rights plan and declared a dividend of one right on each share of the company's common stock outstanding as of close of business on June 3. The Rights Plan was adopted following the company's rejection of the unsolicited, non-binding proposal by Kindred Healthcare (KND) to acquire Gentiva for $14.00 per share in Kindred stock and cash, as it significantly undervalues Gentiva, is inadequate and is not in the best interests of the company or its shareholders. Commenting on behalf of the Board, Rod Windley, Executive Chairman of Gentiva, said: "As significant equity holders, the Gentiva Board is fully aligned with the interests of our fellow shareholders. The Board unanimously adopted this Rights Plan to ensure that it remains in the best position to perform its fiduciary duties and to ensure that the value we are creating accrues to Gentiva and not to someone else looking to opportunistically appropriate that value. We are confident that we can best deliver significant value by continuing to execute our One Gentiva initiative and look forward to sharing more details about our plans and prospects with our shareholders in the coming weeks." In the absence of further action by the Board and subject to certain exceptions, the rights generally will become exercisable and allow holders to acquire the company's common stock at a discounted price if a person or group acquires beneficial ownership of 15% percent or more of the company's common stock in a transaction not approved by the Board. In that situation, rights held by persons or groups that exceed the 15% threshold will be void. The rights will expire on May 20, 2015 unless earlier redeemed, exchanged or terminated by the company.
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February 9, 2016
17:05 EDTKNDKindred acquires Control licenses in South Carolina for home health services
Kindred acquired from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control licenses to provide home health services in all 46 counties in South Carolina for approximately $18M. Kindred reached an agreement with DHEC following a state bidding process. The agreement took effect January 1, 2016, and immediately expands Kindred's services from 10 offices serving 22 counties to 19 offices serving the entire state of South Carolina. As part of the license transfer agreement, Kindred agreed to hire all employees and agreed to take over patients upon consent. Upon completion, 72 employees accepted the Company's offer of employment and 650 patients granted consent to the Company's care. With this platform, Kindred intends to open additional offices and expand its home health services in the state. The Company has been providing home health services in South Carolina since it acquired Gentiva Health Services in February 2015.
17:02 EDTKNDKindred Healthcare expands its home health operations
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