On March 16, Ensign Group Inc. the parent company of the Ensign group of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care services and assisted living companies, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend.

The dividend of $0.045 per share of Ensign common stock will be payable on or before April 30, 2009 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2009.

Ensign has been paying dividends since 2002.

Ensign Group, Inc.'s operating subsidiaries provide nursing and assisted living services, physical, occupational and speech therapies, and other rehabilitative and healthcare services for both long-term residents and short-stay rehabilitation patients, at 69 facilities located in California, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Utah, Idaho and Colorado.