DaVita Acquires Purity Dialysis
Ten Dialysis Centers Delivering High-Quality Care in Greater Milwaukee Region

MILWAUKEE, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today announced its acquisition of Wisconsin-based Purity Dialysis.

"We are excited to welcome Purity Dialysis' teammates, physicians and patients to the DaVita Village," said Javier Rodriguez, CEO of DaVita Kidney Care. "We look forward to providing our patients with leading outcomes and comprehensive care in southeastern Wisconsin."

Purity Dialysis operates ten dialysis centers in the greater Milwaukee area and provides out-patient hemodialysis and in-home peritoneal dialysis training.

"For 27 years, our patients and dedicated teammates have been part of the Purity Dialysis family," said Adel Korkor, MD for Purity Dialysis. "It's only fitting that we pass the torch to DaVita given their nationally recognized quality patient care and award-winning workplace culture."

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System rates dialysis providers from one to five stars to measure patient outcomes, giving consumers a better picture of how a center is performing. For the third year in a row, DaVita has outperformed the rest of the industry based on clinical performance and patient outcomes among its dialysis centers.

About DaVita Inc.

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of March 31, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,382 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 189,400 patients. The company also operated 162 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of December 31, 2016, DaVita Medical Group's teammates, employed clinicians and affiliated clinicians provided care for approximately 1.7 million patients. For more information, please visit DaVita.com/about.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. All statements that do not concern historical facts are forward-looking statements and include, among other things, statements about our expectations, beliefs, intentions and/or strategies for the future, including the prospective performance of or synergies created by the acquired business. Factors which could impact future results include the risks and uncertainties associated with our ability to integrate or successfully operate any business we may acquire, general economic and other local market conditions, competition, and the risk factors set forth in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and subsequent quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these risks and uncertainties. We base our forward-looking statements on information currently available to us at the time of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of changes in underlying factors, new information, future events or otherwise.

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SOURCE DaVita Kidney Care