The Ensign Group Announces $75 Million Revolving Credit Facility Increase

The Ensign Group Announces $75 Million Revolving Credit Facility Increase

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ensign Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ENSG) announced today that Ensign and its operating subsidiaries have
increased its revolving credit facility from a six-bank lending consortium
arranged by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
by $75 million to an aggregate of $150 million, $20 million of which was drawn
as of February 1, 2013. The amendment also extended the maturity date on its
$75 million term loan and the termination date for the revolving commitment to
February 1, 2018.

"This credit facility further strengthens our long-term capital structure and,
together with our strong cash flow, extends Ensign's ability to continue
expanding our portfolio of healthcare facilities and companies," said Suzanne
Snapper, Ensign's Chief Financial Officer. "The continued confidence shown by
our banking partners is a testament to Ensign's strong balance sheet and solid
operating history, and we look forward to working with them further as we
continue our strategy of disciplined growth," she added.

Ms. Snapper confirmed that the proceeds of the credit facility will be used to
fund acquisitions, renovate and upgrade existing and future facilities, cover
working capital needs and for other corporate purposes. She also confirmed
that Ensign's current net-debt-to-EBITDAR ratio is 2.34x.

About Ensign(TM)

The Ensign Group, Inc.'s independent operating subsidiaries provide a broad
spectrum of skilled nursing and assisted living services, physical,
occupational and speech therapies, home health and hospice services, urgent
care services and other rehabilitative and healthcare services at 108
facilities, six hospice companies and seven home health businesses in
California, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa,
Nebraska and Oregon. More information about Ensign is available at

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About SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. is the full-service corporate and investment
banking arm of SunTrust Banks, Inc. and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
It provides comprehensive capital raising, strategic advisory, risk
management, and investment solutions to serve the needs of corporate clients
across the nation. It also offers fixed income and equity research, sales and
trading for institutional investors. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey has extensive
experience working with public and private companies of all sizes – from
emerging growth to the Fortune 500. While the company offers a complete array
of solutions and advice for companies across all industries, it provides
in-depth industry expertise and dedicated corporate and investment banking
practices for certain core sectors, including business services, financial
sponsors, building products, healthcare, consumer and retail, media and
communications, energy, transportation, and financial services and technology.
More information on SunTrust Robinson Humphrey can be found at

About Wells Fargo Securities

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC is a U.S. broker-dealer registered with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of the Financial Industry
Regulatory Authority and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. Debt
and equity underwriting, trading, research and sales, loan syndications agent
services, and corporate finance and M&A advisory services are offered by WFS.
Mezzanine capital, private equity, municipal securities trading and sales,
cash management, credit, international, leasing and risk management products
and services are offered by various non-broker dealer subsidiaries of Wells
Fargo & Company.

CONTACT: The Ensign Group, Inc., (949) 487-9500,

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