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ROC COMMUNITIES RECEIVES MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITY 'OPERATOR OF THE YEAR' AWARD

 ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ROC Communities Inc. (NYSE: RCI) (RCI), a self-administered real estate investment trust owning manufactured home communities, received the Manufactured Home Community "Operator of the Year" award yesterday at the National Manufactured Housing Congress at the Desert Inn Hotel in Las Vegas.
 Accepting the award for ROC Communities, was James B. Grange, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the company. "Receiving this honor comes at an historic time for ROC Communities," commented Grange. "As many of you know, we recently completed an initial public offering. We're extremely excited about the potential that this structure provides for the growth of ROC Communities. The `Operator of the Year' award is an affirmation for us that our philosophy and hard work are acknowledged. We appreciate and are grateful for this industry recognition."
 Grange went on to thank vendors, lenders and other industry operators whose support contributed to the company's success. He also thanked ROC's 250 plus employees located in 26 states and the company's 60,000 residents who are the basis of its success. "And a big thanks to the residents who live in ROC Communities. We strive to create a special relationship with them, a mutually beneficial partnership of homeownership and community ownership."
 The National Manufactured Housing Congress is the annual industry meeting sponsored by the National Manufactured Housing Industry Association, the industry's national association. Over 800 members of the Association attended the Congress in Las Vegas. Nominees for "Operator of the Year" were initially screened and selected by the 40 executive directors of the Association, who are familiar with all community owners. A final eight nominees who were placed on the national ballot and over 5,000 members were involved in the final balloting process.
 Presenting the "Pyramid Award" (so named because of the distinctive shape of the green marble) for "Operator of the Year," was Gub Mix, executive director of the Association. "Our criteria for nomination includes one's involvement in working within the industry for the common good, the operator's reputation in the marketplace, and the professionalism of the organization," explained Mix.
 ROC Communities, based in Englewood, currently owns and manages 47 manufactured home communities in 26 states. An additional 37 manufactured home communities across the United States are managed by the company.
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 /CONTACT: Cynthia A. Chase or Steven G. Davis of ROC Communities, 303-741-3707/
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