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GentivaŽ Health Services Announces Senior Notes Offering

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Hospital News J E 4
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ATLANTA, Aug. 4 Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV), a leading provider of home health and hospice services, today announced that it is planning a private offering of $305.0 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2018 to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and to certain non-U.S. persons in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. Gentiva intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to fund its previously announced acquisition of Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. The notes are expected to be guaranteed by substantially all of Gentiva's domestic wholly-owned subsidiaries, including, following the acquisition, Odyssey and its subsidiaries.

The notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is a leading provider of home health and hospice services, delivering innovative, high quality care to patients across the United States. Gentiva is a single source for skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. GTIV-G

Forward-Looking Statement

Certain statements contained in this news release, including, without limitation, statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "expects," "assumes," "trends" and similar expressions, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current plans, expectations and projections about future events. However, such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, the following: economic and business conditions, including the ability to access capital markets; demographic changes; changes in, or failure to comply with, existing governmental regulations; the impact on our Company of recently passed healthcare reform legislation and its subsequent implementation through governmental regulations; changes in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payer reimbursement levels; the outcome of any inquiries into the Company's operations and business practices by governmental authorities; the Company's ability to consummate the Odyssey acquisition and effectively integrate Odyssey's operations; effects of competition in the markets in which the Company operates; liability and other claims asserted against the Company; ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; availability and terms of capital; loss of significant contracts or reduction in revenues associated with major payer sources; ability of customers to pay for services; business disruption due to natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, or terrorist acts; ability to successfully integrate the operations of acquisitions the Company may make and achieve expected synergies and operational efficiencies within expected time-frames; effect on liquidity of the Company's debt service requirements; and changes in estimates and judgments associated with critical accounting policies and estimates. For a detailed discussion of certain of these and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in this news release, please refer to the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the "Risk Factors" section contained in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2010, as supplemented in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter ended July 4, 2010.

Financial and Investor Contact: Eric Slusser 770-951-6101 eric.slusser@gentiva.com or Brandon Ballew 770-221-6700 brandon.ballew@gentiva.com Media Contact: Scott Cianciulli Brainerd Communicators 212-986-6667 cianciulli@braincomm.com

SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.
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