Advocat Announces Appointment of Leslie Campbell Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Wed Jan 2, 2013 4:02pm EST

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Jan. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advocat Inc. (Nasdaq:AVCA), a premier provider
of long term care services primarily in the Southeast and Southwest, today announced the
appointment of Leslie Campbell as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer, effective January 1, 2013. In her new role, Ms. Campbell will assume responsibilities for
the Company's operating activities, including direct oversight and management of all facets of
facility operations leadership and significant components of corporate infrastructure, as
required, ensuring efficient coordination of duties in achieving the Company's goals.

Commenting on the appointment, Kelly Gill, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer,
stated: "We are extremely pleased to attract an executive like Leslie with such broad and
significant experience in our industry, especially as the Company continues its strategic growth
initiatives.  She will be in charge of all areas of nursing center operations and will be
responsible for continued improvements in our occupancy and skilled mix. Leslie will be a key
member of the executive management team and I look forward to working closely with her, and the
rest of Advocat's leadership team, as we lead the Company to new horizons of growth and the
ongoing provision of excellent quality care to our residents."

Ms. Campbell brings extensive long-term care experience, with over 21 years in the industry
including 19 years with Golden Living. Golden Living has over 300 locations in 21 states and Ms.
Campbell served most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations. From June 2008 through
August 2012 she served in progressive senior operating leadership roles at Golden Living,
including Senior Vice President of Operations, Division President and Vice President of
Operations. From June 2003 through June 2008 Ms. Campbell served in a Director of Operations role
at Golden Living.

Ms. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Texas
Health Science Center and also obtained her Nursing Home Licensure credentials through study at
The University of Wisconsin.

Advocat provides long-term care services to patients in 48 skilled nursing centers containing
5,538 licensed nursing beds, primarily in the Southeast and Southwest. For additional information
about the Company, visit Advocat's web site:

CONTACT: Company Contact:
         Kelly J. Gill
         Chief Executive Officer
         Investor Relations:
         Charles Lynch
         Westwicke Partners
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