BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.24 per share. The dividend will be payable on October 17, 2016 to holders of record on October 3, 2016.
The Company’s 2.0% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes include antidilutive protection that, in the event of certain payments of common dividends, provides for an increase in the number of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion. The dividend payment in October will trigger this antidilutive adjustment.
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.
Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts, such as those relating to the future payment of dividends, are forward-looking statements. In addition, HealthSouth, through its senior management, may from time to time make forward-looking public statements concerning the 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 dividend strategies, its financial plans, its projected business results or model, its ability to return value to shareholders, its projected capital expenditures, its acquisition opportunities, and the impact of future legislation or regulation. 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, any adverse outcome of various lawsuits, claims, and legal or regulatory proceedings involving HealthSouth, including its pending DOJ and HHS-OIG investigations and any matters related to yet undiscovered issues, if any, at Encompass, Reliant, or CareSouth; potential disruptions, breaches, or other incidents affecting the proper operation, availability, or security of HealthSouth’s information systems, including unauthorized access to or theft of patient, business associate, or other sensitive information as well as unforeseen issues, if any, related to integration of Encompass’ systems; significant changes in HealthSouth’s management team; 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; general conditions in the economy and capital markets, including any crisis resulting from uncertainty in the sovereign debt market; and other factors which may be identified from time to time in HealthSouth’s SEC filings and other public announcements, including HealthSouth’s Form 10‑K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
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SOURCE HealthSouth Corporation