Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.Bob Stephenson, CFO410-427-1700
The Board of Directors of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (the “Company”) has appointed Mr. Craig R. Callen and Ms. Barbara B. Hill to the Board of Directors of the Company effective as of April 1, 2013.
Mr. Callen is currently a Senior Advisor to Crestview Advisors, LLC, a private equity firm with over $4.0 billion under management. He was Sr. Vice President and Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development and a member of the Executive Committee for Aetna, Inc. from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Callen was previously Managing Director and co-head of U.S. health care investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). Mr. Callen was also co-head of health care investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette prior to its acquisition by CSFB. Mr. Callen is currently a director of Symbion, Inc., a Crestview portfolio company operating surgical facilities and was previously a director of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. from 1999 through 2008 and Kinetic Concepts, Inc. from 2009 through 2011.
Ms. Hill is currently an Operating Partner of Moelis Capital Partners, a private equity firm, where she focuses on healthcare-related investments and providing strategic and operating support for Moelis’ healthcare portfolio companies. She has served as an Operating Partner of Moelis Capital Partners since March 2011. From March 2006 to September 2010, Ms. Hill served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of ValueOptions, Inc., a managed behavioral health company, and FHC Health Systems, Inc., its parent company. Prior to that, from August 2004 to March 2006, she served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Woodhaven Health Services, an institutional pharmacy company. In addition, from 2002 to 2003, Ms. Hill served as President and a director of Express Scripts, Inc., a pharmacy benefits management company. In previous positions, Ms. Hill was responsible for operations nationally for Cigna HealthCare, and also served as the CEO of health plans owned by Prudential, Aetna, and the Johns Hopkins Health System. She was active with the boards or committees of the Association of Health Insurance Plans and other health insurance industry groups. Currently, she serves as a board member of St. Jude Medical Corporation, a medical device company, and Revera Inc., a Canadian company operating senior facilities throughout Canada and the U.S. In addition, she has been nominated for election to the board of directors of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, a medical device company at its annual meeting on May 22, 2013.
Mr. Callen was appointed to the class of directors whose terms expire at the 2015 annual meeting of stockholders. Ms. Hill was appointed to the class of directors whose terms expire at the 2014 annual meeting of stockholders.
The Company is a real estate investment trust investing in and providing financing to the long-term care industry. At December 31, 2012, the Company owned or held mortgages on 476 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and other specialty hospitals with approximately 55,279 licensed beds (53,104 available beds) located in 33 states and operated by 46 third-party healthcare operating companies.