SOURCE: Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare

August 06, 2009 08:35 ET

Allied Healthcare Secures New Scottish Contract With East Lothian Council

Agreement Represents a New Territory Win, Already Delivering Growth in Hours

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) - Allied Healthcare International Inc. (NASDAQ: AHCI) (AIM: AHI) (http://www.alliedhealthcare.com), a leading provider of flexible healthcare staffing services in the United Kingdom, has been awarded a new three-year contract by East Lothian Council in Scotland.

Under the new East Lothian contract, Allied has the opportunity to deliver up to one thousand five hundred(1) hours of home care services a week [78,000(1) hours a year], as one of three providers within East Lothian, a region East of Edinburgh with a population of 94,000. This award, which was secured in April 2009, has successfully completed its implementation phase and is already delivering on-target hours growth.

"This is a notable success for the company," said Sandy Young, Allied Healthcare Chief Executive Officer. "With this award, the Council not only reduced its external providers from six to three but we were successful despite no previous representation in the area. This is a further example of our ongoing initiative to establish long-term contracts within new territories. The new opening will also provide us with a branch from which we can service our growing Continuing Care and Learning Disabilities businesses. I look forward to updating our shareholders on further new territory wins as this initiative progresses."

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(1) Hours opportunity is based on the existing care provision under the jurisdiction of the contract (as laid out by the tender specification) and may be subject to change.

ABOUT ALLIED HEALTHCARE INTERNATIONAL INC.

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (http://www.alliedhealthcare.com) is a leading provider of flexible healthcare staffing services in the United Kingdom. Allied operates a community-based network of 110 branches with the capacity to provide carers (known as home health aides in the U.S.), nurses, and specialized medical personnel to locations covering approximately 90% of the U.K. population. Allied meets the needs of private patients, community care, nursing and care homes, and hospitals.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in this news release may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements include: general economic and market conditions; Allied's ability to continue to recruit and retain flexible healthcare staff; Allied's ability to enter into contracts with local government social services departments, NHS Trusts, hospitals and other healthcare facility clients on terms attractive to Allied; the general level of patient occupancy at our clients' hospitals and healthcare facilities; dependence on the proper functioning of Allied's information systems; the effect of existing or future government regulation of the healthcare industry, and Allied's ability to comply with these regulations; the impact of medical malpractice and other claims asserted against Allied; the effect of regulatory change that may apply to Allied and that may increase costs and reduce revenues and profitability; Allied's ability to use net operating loss carry forwards to offset net income; the effect that fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates may have on our dollar-denominated results of operations; and the impairment of goodwill, of which Allied has a substantial amount on the balance sheet, may have the effect of decreasing earnings or increasing losses. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release include those described in Allied's most recently filed SEC documents, such as its most recent annual report on Form 10-K, all quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and any current reports on Form 8-K filed since the date of the last Form 10-K. Allied undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information

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    Allied Healthcare International Inc.
    Sandy Young
    Chief Executive Officer
    Paul Weston
    Chief Financial Officer
    UK 00-44-1785 810-600

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    The Investor Relations Group
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    212-825-3210

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