Extendicare Completes Acquisition of Lynde Creek Retirement Community

MARKHAM, Ontario and ETOBICOKE, Ontario , April 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Extendicare Inc. (“Extendicare” or the “Company”) (TSX:EXE) today announced that it has completed the previously disclosed acquisition from the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec Foundation of Lynde Creek Retirement Community for a cash purchase price of $34.5 million, subject to customary closing adjustments.

The acquired community, located in Whitby, Ontario, consists of the Lynde Creek Manor Retirement Residence, offering 93 independent and assisted living suites, (the “Manor”); the Lynde Creek Life Lease Village, with 113 townhomes, (the “Village”); and 3.7 acres of adjacent land for expansion (the “Excess Land”).

The Manor is a modern private pay luxury retirement residence with 93 suites offering independent supportive living (ISL) and assisted living (AL) suites, and is currently 100% occupied with a robust waitlist.

The Village is an enclave of 113-unit townhomes adjacent to the Manor. Included in the purchase is the ownership of the underlying land and the leasehold interest related to the life leases. Upon the resale of a townhome, the Company retains a 10% residual interest in the proceeds.

The Excess Land is situated immediately adjacent the Manor, with zoning that allows for a strategic expansion to include additional ISL/AL suites or seniors’ apartments.

The purchase price, exclusive of the excess land, represents an implied capitalization rate of 6.3%, and the operations are expected to be immediately accretive to the Company’s adjusted funds from operations, or AFFO.

“We are very pleased to have completed the acquisition of Lynde Creek and welcome the staff, residents and their families to the Extendicare and Esprit Lifestyle community. With the addition of this unique and desirable community to our growing retirement portfolio, Esprit now owns and operates nine private-pay retirement communities offering a range of ISL/AL and memory care services. This is indeed an exciting chapter for us as we celebrate 50 years of providing quality care to seniors in Canada” stated Tim Lukenda, President and CEO of Extendicare.

ABOUT EXTENDICARE
Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of 117 operated senior care and living centres (including nine retirement communities through Esprit Lifestyle Communities), as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 individuals is dedicated to helping people live better through a commitment to quality service and a passion for what we do.

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For further information, contact:

Elaine E. Everson
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (905) 470-4000; Fax: (905) 470-4003
Email: eeverson@extendicare.com
Visit Extendicare’s Website at www.extendicare.com

Source:Extendicare Inc