SOURCE: Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.

December 18, 2006 08:00 ET

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 -- Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNH) announced today that on Dec. 15, 2006, the underwriters of its previously announced public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 1,500,000 shares of common stock at $11.25 per share to cover over-allotments, for additional gross proceeds of $16,875,000, before underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses payable by the Company. The sale of the initial 10,000,000 shares and the additional 1,500,000 over-allotment shares, for total gross proceeds of $129,375,000, is expected to close on Dec. 20, 2006.

Sun intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.

UBS Investment Bank acted as the sole book-running manager of this offering and CIBC World Markets acted as co-lead manager. Credit Suisse and Jefferies & Company acted as co-managers.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A prospectus supplement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of the shares of common stock may be made only by means of the prospectus supplement and related prospectus, copies of which are available from UBS Investment Bank, Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10171.

About Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., with executive offices in Irvine, California, owns SunBridge Healthcare Corporation and other affiliated companies that operate long-term and postacute care facilities in many states. In addition, the Sun Healthcare Group family of companies provides therapy through SunDance Rehabilitation Corporation, hospice services through SolAmor Hospice and medical staffing through CareerStaff Unlimited, Inc.

Statements made in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking" statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements containing words such as "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "hope," "intend," "may" and similar expressions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ are identified in the public filings made by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements; potential liability for losses not covered by, or in excess of, our insurance; the effects of government regulations and investigations; our ability to generate cash flow sufficient to operate our business; our ability to complete the acquisition of Harborside Healthcare Corporation and integrate its operations; increasing labor costs and the shortage of qualified healthcare personnel; and our ability to receive increases in reimbursement rates from government payors to cover increased costs. More information on factors that could affect our business and financial results are included in our public filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which are available on Sun's web site, www.sunh.com.

The forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond our control. We caution investors that any forward-looking statements made by Sun are not guarantees of future performance. We disclaim any obligation to update any such factors or to announce publicly the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.

Any documents filed by Sun with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and stockholders of Sun may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by contacting Sun's investor relations department at (505) 468-2341 (TDD users, please call (505) 468-4458) or by sending a written request to Investor Relations, Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., 101 Sun Avenue N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87109. You may also read and copy any reports, statements and other information filed by Sun with the SEC at the SEC public reference room at Room 1580, 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at (800) SEC-0330 or visit the SEC's web site for further information on its public reference room.

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