Kindred Healthcare’s First Quarter Conference Call Scheduled for May 2

Kindred Healthcare’s First Quarter Conference Call Scheduled for May 2

Kindred Healthcare, Inc.Vice President, Communications and MarketingSusan E. Moss, 502-596-7296

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today announced that it will provide an online, real-time webcast of its conference call covering first quarter 2013 operating results on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Company will issue its first quarter 2013 earnings release after the close of trading on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

The live broadcast of the Company’s quarterly conference call will be available online at and at the Company’s website, , on May 2, 2013, beginning at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern time). The online replay will be available on the websites and at approximately 1:00 p.m. and continue for 30 days.

The Company will host an Investor Day in New York City on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The event will be webcast live beginning at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern time) and conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m.

The webcast of this presentation may be accessed via the Company’s website, , or at .

Any written materials accompanying the Investor Day presentation will be available on Kindred’s website at the time of the presentation and the webcast and written materials will be archived at following the event.

Interested investors should contact Ms. Teresa Kappner by Thursday, May 9, 2013, at or (502) 596-7276 for additional information.

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-125 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of $6 billion and approximately 78,000 employees in 46 states. At December 31, 2012, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,203 locations, including 116 transitional care hospitals, six inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 223 nursing and rehabilitation centers, 27 sub-acute units, 101 Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care locations, 105 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,625 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for five years in a row, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. For more information, go to .