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Our History

1984 Ryman Healthcare founded by John Ryder and Kevin Hickman
1996 Opened first village offering full continuum of care – Rowena Jackson Retirement Village in Invercargill
1996 Investment by Direct Capital Partners and Ngai Tahu
1999 Listed on NZX, raising $25 million, market capitalisation $135 million, 1,600 shareholders
1999 Opened Malvina Major Retirement Village – first North Island village
2003 Entry into NZX 50
2003 Opened first Auckland village – Grace Joel Retirement Village
2007 Doubled target growth rate to 300 retirement village units and 100 resthome/hospital beds
2007 Opened flag ship Edmund Hillary village in Auckland
2009 Entry into NZX 10
2010 Opened 21st village in Orewa
2011 Lifted growth rate to 550 units or beds per annum in New Zealand
2011 Acquired first site in Australia at Wheelers Hill, Melbourne
2012 Lifted growth rate to 700 units and beds per annum in New Zealand
2014 Opened first Australian village - Weary Dunlop Retirement Village, Wheelers Hill
2014 Opened Bruce McLaren Retirement Village, Howick, Auckland
2015 First residents arrive at Possum Bourne village in Auckland and Bob Scott village in Wellington
2016 First residents arrive at Charles Upham village in Rangiora
Today Over 4,000 staff and 9,000 residents; paid $500 million of dividends since listing; market capitalisation more than $4.0 billion; 30 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia; over 14,500 shareholders

Village Openings

1986 Woodcote
1991 Essie Summers
1993 Margaret Stoddart
1994 Frances Hodgkins
1996 Rowena Jackson
1999 Malvina Major
1999 Ngaio Marsh
2000 Shona McFarlane
2001 Rita Angus
2002 Hilda Ross
2003 Grace Joel
2005 Princess Alexandra
2006 Jane Winstone
2007 Anthony Wilding
2007 Edmund Hillary
2007 Juila Wallace
2008 Ernest Rutherford
2009 Jean Sandel
2009 Jane Mander
2009 Evelyn Page
2011 Yvette Williams
2011 Kiri Te Kanawa
2012 Bob Owens
2012 Diana Isaac
2013 Charles Fleming
2014 Weary Dunlop Bruce McLaren
2015 Possum Bourne Bob Scott
2016 Charles Upham