DaVita Appoints Kim Rivera as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2009-- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced that Kim Rivera will join DaVita® as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

Rivera brings more than 15 years’ experience in corporate law, litigation and compliance. Since 2006, she has served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel to The Clorox Company. In this capacity, she was responsible for Clorox’s global compliance program, the delivery of legal services to its international businesses, as well as oversight of global employment counseling and litigation.

Before joining Clorox, Rivera served as general counsel to Rockwell Automation’s $2 billionAutomation Control and Information Group, as well as Vice President Law and Chief Litigation Counsel to Rockwell. Rivera began her career as a litigator with Jones Day, one of the world’s largest law firms.

“Kim is an extremely talented legal mind with experience handling critical issues for large, dynamic companies,” said Kent Thiry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DaVita. “We are excited that she will be joining the Village to help make DaVita the greatest dialysis company the world has ever seen.”

She will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kent Thiry.

Rivera received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her juris doctor from Harvard Law School.

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About DaVita Inc.

DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita has been recognized as the only FORTUNE 500® company on WorldBlu’s annual List of Most Democratic Workplaces™. As of June 30, 2009DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,493 outpatient dialysis facilities and acute units in approximately 700 hospitals located in 43 states and the District of Columbia, serving approximately 116,000 patients. As part of DaVita’s commitment to building a healthy, caring community, DaVita develops, participates in and donates to numerous programs dedicated to transforming communities and creating positive, sustainable change for children, families and our environment. For more information about DaVita, its kidney education materials and its community programs, please visit www.davita.com.




Source: DaVita Inc.

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