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Accipiter Capital Management Opposes Acquisition of VistaCare, Inc. by Odyssey Healthcare, Inc.
Date:2/7/2008

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Accipiter Capital Management, the owner, together with its affiliates, of nearly 10% of the outstanding shares of common stock of VistaCare, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSTA), announced today that it had delivered a letter to VistaCare's Board of Directors expressing its belief that the offer by Odyssey Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: ODSY) to acquire VistaCare for $8.60 per share is wholly inadequate. Accipiter Capital Management and its affiliates do not intend to tender their shares in connection with the acquisition and plan to exercise their appraisal rights to the full extent permissible under law should the tender offer and subsequent merger be consummated.

The text of the letter from Accipiter Capital Management to the Board of Directors of VistaCare follows:

February 6, 2008

BY FACSIMILE AND FEDERAL EXPRESS

The Board of Directors

VistaCare, Inc.

4800 North Scottsdale Road

Suite 5000

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Accipiter Capital Management and its affiliates (collectively "Accipiter") currently beneficially own in the aggregate 1,673,350 shares of common stock of VistaCare, Inc. ("VistaCare" or the "Company"), which represents nearly 10% of the Company's total shares outstanding. We believe the offer by Odyssey Healthcare, Inc., through Odyssey Investment, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Odyssey HealthCare Holding Company (collectively, "Odyssey") to
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