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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. )*

 

Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock, $0.25 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

494580103

(CUSIP Number)

 

June 18, 2006

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

x Rule 13d-1(b)

o Rule 13d-1(c)

o Rule 13d-1(d)

 

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

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1.

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS.

 

 

Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC

 

2.

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

 

(a)

 

(b) X

 

3.

SEC USE ONLY

 

4.

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

 

Delaware

 

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH:

 

 

5.

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 

(See Item 4)

 

 

6.

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

 

0

 

 

7.

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

(See Item 4)

 

 

8.

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

0

 

9.

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

 

7,618,8711

 

10.

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES

 

CERTAIN SHARES o

 

 

11.

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

 

19.8%

 

12.

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

 

IA, OO (See Item 4)

 

_________________________

Includes 7,559,334 shares of Common Stock and the right to acquire 59,537 shares of Common Stock within 60 days of the date hereof pursuant to the exercise of options granted to Michael J. Embler, an employee of FMA, in connection with his service on the Issuer's Board of Directors until April 24, 2008. In accordance with FMA's internal policy, all cash and non-cash compensation issued to FMA's employee in connection with such service will be distributed directly to FMA's investment management clients.

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Item 1.

(a) Name of Issuer

 

 

Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

 

(b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices

 

 

680 South Fourth Street

 

Louisville, KY 40202-2412

 

Item 2.

(a) Name of Person Filing

 

 

Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC

 

(b) Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence

 

 

101 John F. Kennedy Parkway

 

Short Hills, NJ 07078

 

(c) Citizenship

 

 

Delaware

 

 

(d) Title of Class of Securities

 

 

Common Stock, $0.25 par value

 

(e) CUSIP Number

 

 

494580103

 

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Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 

 

o Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

 

o Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

o Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

o Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8).

 

x An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

 

o An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 

o A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 

o A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

 

o A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

 

o Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 

Item 4. Ownership.

 

The securities reported herein (the “Securities”) are beneficially owned by one or more open-end investment companies or other managed accounts which, pursuant to investment management contracts, are managed by Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC ("FMA"), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. ("FRI"). Such investment management contracts grant to FMA all investment and voting power over the securities owned by such investment management clients. Therefore, FMA may be deemed to be, for purposes of Rule 13d-3 under the Act, the beneficial owner of the Securities.

 

Beneficial ownership by investment management subsidiaries and other affiliates of FRI is being reported in conformity with the guidelines articulated by the SEC staff in Release No. 34-39538 (January 12, 1998) relating to organizations, such as FRI, where related entities exercise voting and investment powers over the securities being reported independently from each other. The voting and investment powers held by FMA are exercised independently from FRI (FMA’s parent holding company) and from all other investment management subsidiaries of FRI (FRI, its affiliates and investment management subsidiaries other than FMA are, collectively, “FRI affiliates”). Furthermore, internal policies and procedures of FMA and FRI establish informational barriers that prevent the flow between FMA and the FRI affiliates of information that relates to the voting and investment powers over the securities owned by their respective investment management clients. Consequently, FMA and the FRI affiliates report the securities over which they hold investment and voting power separately from each other for purposes of Section 13 of the Act.

 

Charles B. Johnson and Rupert H. Johnson, Jr. (the "Principal Shareholders") each own in excess of 10% of the outstanding common stock of FRI and are the principal stockholders of FRI. However, because FMA exercises voting and investment powers on behalf of its investment management clients independently of FRI, the Principal Shareholders, and their respective affiliates, beneficial ownership of the securities being reported by FMA is being attributed only to FMA. FMA disclaims any pecuniary interest in any of the Securities. In addition, the filing of this Schedule 13G on behalf of FMA should not be construed as an admission that it is, and it disclaims that it is, the beneficial owner, as defined in Rule 13d-3, of any of the Securities.

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Furthermore, FMA believes that it is not a "group" with FRI, the Principal Shareholders, or their respective affiliates within the meaning of Rule 13d-5 under the Act and that none of them are otherwise required to attribute to each other the beneficial ownership of the Securities held by any of them or by any persons or entities for whom or for which FRI subsidiaries provide investment management services.

 

 

(a) Amount beneficially owned:

 

 

7,618,871

 

 

(b) Percent of class:

 

 

19.8%

 

 

(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:

 

 

(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote

 

 

Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC:

7,618,871

 

 

(ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote

 

 

0

 

 

(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

 

 

Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC:

7,618,871

 

 

(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

 

 

0

 

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

 

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following []. Not Applicable

 

Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

 

The clients of Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC, including investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and other managed accounts, have the right to receive or power to direct the receipt of dividends from, as well as the proceeds from the sale of, the securities reported on in this statement. Mutual Shares Fund, a series of Franklin Mutual Series Fund Inc., an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, has an interest in 2,883,197 shares, or 7.5%, of the class of securities reported herein.

 

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company

 

Not Applicable

 

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

 

 

Not Applicable

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Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group

 

 

Not Applicable

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Item 10. Certification

 

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

 

This report shall not be construed as an admission by the person filing the report that it is the beneficial owner of any securities covered by this report.

 

SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: June 18, 2008

 

Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC

Franklin Mutual Series Fund Inc.

on behalf of Mutual Shares Fund

 

 

By: /s/BRADLEY TAKAHASHI

 

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Bradley Takahashi

 

Vice President of Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC

 

Assistant Secretary of Franklin Mutual Series Fund Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT A

 

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

 

In accordance with Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the undersigned hereby agree to the joint filing with each other of the attached statement on Schedule 13G and to all amendments to such statement and that such statement and all amendments to such statement are made on behalf of each of them.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this agreement on

June 18, 2008.

 

Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC

Franklin Mutual Series Fund Inc.

on behalf of Mutual Shares Fund

 

 

By: /s/BRADLEY TAKAHASHI

 

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Bradley Takahashi

 

Vice President of Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC

 

Assistant Secretary of Franklin Mutual Series Fund Inc.