HealthSouth Announces Preliminary Results Of Tender Offer

          HealthSouth Announces Preliminary Results Of Tender Offer

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 20, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --HealthSouth Corporation
(NYSE: HLS) today announced the preliminary results of its previously
announced "modified Dutch auction" tender offer, which expired at 12:00
midnight New York City time, at the end of Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Based on the preliminary count by Computershare, Inc., the depositary for the
tender offer, 9,119,450 shares were validly tendered at or below the final
purchase price of $25.50 per share and not properly withdrawn.

In accordance with the terms and conditions of the tender offer, and based on
the preliminary count by the depositary, the Company expects to purchase
approximately 9.1 million shares at a price of $25.50 per share, for a total
cost of approximately $232.1 million (excluding fees and expenses relating to
the tender offer).

The number of shares the Company expects to purchase in the tender represents
approximately 9.5% of its common stock outstanding as of February 19, 2013,
the last full trading day prior to the commencement of the tender offer. Based
on preliminary results of the tender offer, the Company expects to have
approximately 87.3 million shares of common stock outstanding immediately
following payment for the shares purchased in the tender offer.

The number of shares to be purchased and the price per share under the tender
offer are preliminary and may change based on the final confirmed numbers from
the depositary. Final results will be announced within three business days.
Payment for the shares accepted for purchase will commence promptly
thereafter.

Questions and requests for information about the tender offer should be
directed to the information agent for the offer, Georgeson, Inc. toll-free at
800-248-3170 or 212-440-9800 (call collect) in the United States and Canada or
(for banks and brokers) to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC toll-free at
877-371-5947.

About HealthSouth

HealthSouth is the nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient
rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged,
revenues, and number of hospitals. Operating in 27 states across the country
and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of
inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite
clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth's hospitals provide a higher
level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions
such as stroke and other neurological disorders, orthopedic, cardiac and
pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, and amputations.
HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.

Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts,
such as the final results of this tender offer, are forward-looking
statements. In addition, HealthSouth, through its senior management, may from
time to time make forward-looking public statements concerning guidance and
the other matters described herein. All such estimates, projections, and
forward-looking information speak only as of the date hereof, and HealthSouth
undertakes no duty to publicly update or revise such forward-looking
information, whether as a result of new information, future events, or
otherwise. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates based
upon current information, involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and
relate to, among other things, future events, HealthSouth's plans to
repurchase its debt or equity securities, effective income tax rates,
HealthSouth's business strategy, its financial plans, its future financial
performance, or its projected business results or model, or its projected
capital expenditures or its leverage ratio. Actual events or results may
differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements
as a result of a variety of factors. While it is impossible to identify all
such factors, factors which could cause actual events or results to differ
materially from those estimated by HealthSouth include, but are not limited
to, the final number of shares tendered in this tender offer; any adverse
outcome of various lawsuits, claims, and legal or regulatory proceedings
involving HealthSouth, including the HHS-OIG investigations; potential
disruptions, breaches or other incidents affecting the proper operation,
availability, or security of HealthSouth's information systems; significant
changes in HealthSouth's management team; HealthSouth's ability to
successfully complete and integrate de novo developments, acquisitions,
investments, and joint ventures consistent with its growth strategy; changes,
delays in (including in connection with resolution of Medicare payment reviews
or appeals), or suspension of reimbursement for HealthSouth's services by
governmental or private payors; changes in the regulation of the healthcare
industry at either or both of the federal and state levels, including as part
of national healthcare reform and deficit reduction; competitive pressures in
the healthcare industry and HealthSouth's response thereto; HealthSouth's
ability to obtain and retain favorable arrangements with third-party payors;
HealthSouth's ability to attract and retain nurses, therapists, and other
healthcare professionals in a highly competitive environment with often severe
staffing shortages and the impact on HealthSouth's labor expenses from
potential union activity and staffing shortages; general conditions in the
economy and capital markets; the increase in the costs of defending and
insuring against alleged professional liability claims and its ability to
predict the estimated costs related to such claims; and other factors which
may be identified from time to time in HealthSouth's SEC filings and other
public announcements, including HealthSouth's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the year ended December 31, 2012, as well as its subsequent filings with the
SEC.

Media Contact
Casey Lassiter, 205-410-2777

Investor Relations Contact
Mary Ann Arico, 205-969-6175
Maryann.arico@healthsouth.com



SOURCE HealthSouth Corporation

Website: http://www.healthsouth.com
 
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