Believes Litigation is without Merit; Continues Management of 75 HCP Communities
MCLEAN, Va., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ) learned today that HCP has filed complaints against Sunrise and certain of its subsidiaries in the Delaware Chancery Court alleging a variety of breaches of contract and certain fiduciary duty with respect to 64 HCP-owned communities managed by Sunrise.
"HCP purchased these communities under long-term management contracts with many years remaining. The communities have steadily improved their performance yet HCP has continually expressed their desire to terminate their agreements," said Mark Ordan, Sunrise's chief executive officer. "We see today's announcement as just another attempt to unlawfully terminate our agreements and we will enforce our rights vigorously on behalf of all Sunrise stakeholders. We are proud of the care and service we deliver to all of our residents and families, and we look forward to continuing to serve these communities."
The majority of Sunrise's management agreements with HCP have expiration dates ranging from 2028 to 2038 and include extension options held by Sunrise.
About Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 40,000 people. As of May 8, 2009, Sunrise operated 411 communities in the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom, with a combined unit capacity of approximately 42,000 units. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by staff trained to encourage the independence
|SOURCE Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.|
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