OMNI Health Care Recognized As Top Employer In Canada

Leading Long-Term Care Provider Celebrates Top 100 Employer Award

VANCOUVER, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - Abacus Private Equity is pleased to announce that OMNI Health Care has been named one of the best employers in Canada in Mediacorp Canada's prestigious "Canada's Top 100 Employers 2010" competition.

OMNI Health Care is wholly owned by Abacus Private Equity, and is responsible for the management of Abacus' seniors living business in Canada.

"It is an honour to be named one of the top employers in Canada," said OMNI President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick McCarthy. "We share this award with our 1,500 staff members and sincerely thank them for their commitment to the OMNIway of providing excellence and compassion in the long-term care industry."

Canada's Top 100 Employers competition recognizes companies and organizations leading their industries in providing exceptional places to work by incorporating best practices in employment benefits, working conditions, training and skills development programs, and other human resource benefits.

The recognition is a testament to the continuous efforts the long-term care provider incorporates into the OMNIway and living its mission, vision and values.

"This award recognizes the degree of innovation and teamwork throughout OMNI that creates the culture of a Top 100 Employer," said McCarthy.

"OMNI has long been recognized within the industry as setting the standard for excellence in the long-term care space in Canada. We are extremely pleased with their evolution and proud of their success," said Gene Gomes, Managing Director of Abacus Private Equity.

Now in its 10th year, the annual list is hosted by Mediacorp Canada Inc. and published by Maclean's magazine and The Globe and Mail. The recruitment histories of more than 75,000 employers across Canada were reviewed and 16,000 were invited to apply, plus another 8,000 companies in industries Mediacorp wanted to examine more closely. Employers completed an extensive application process with a detailed review of operations and HR practices.

About OMNI Health Care:

Abacus completed the acquisition of OMNI Health Care in 2007 and has since grown its long-term care portfolio to include 17 homes across Ontario that are now home to over 1,400 residents. Established in 1975 and based in Peterborough, Ont., OMNI employs 1,500 staff members.

The OMNIway is about "The Way We Care," which is the essence of a culture based on providing exceptional care with heart and humanity. The OMNIway is incorporated through the organization's core values - leadership, supportive measures, knowledge, creativity, friendliness, integrity and fun and laughter.

To learn more about the company visit www.OMNIway.ca.

About Abacus Private Equity:

Abacus Private Equity is a leading independent investment firm that has been acquiring Canadian and international corporations and partnerships for more than a decade. Since 2005, Abacus has acquired in excess of $2 Billion in assets through its affiliated divisions. Abacus possesses depth of knowledge, expertise in diverse industries and substantial resources for new opportunities.

SOURCE Abacus Private Equity

For further information: For further information: Please visit www.AbacusPE.com for more information or contact: T: (416) 214-3336, E: Info_Toronto@AbacusPE.com

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