– Company to Purchase $164.3 Million of Second Lien Senior Secured Notes –
– Company Obtains Consents Necessary to Amend Indenture Under the Terms of Which Remaining Second Lien Secured Notes Remain Outstanding –
TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Centric Health Corporation ("Centric Health" or "the Company") (TSX: CHH) today announced that a principal amount of $164,264,000 in respect of its 8.625% Second Lien Senior Secured Notes (the "Notes") has been surrendered for purchase in accordance with the Company's previously announced offer to purchase all of the Notes outstanding as of January 19, 2016, together with accrued and unpaid interest up to but excluding the date of purchase (the "Offer"). The value of Notes surrendered represents 86.4% of the total value of the Notes outstanding as of January 19, 2016.
The Company will, effective February 19, 2016, purchase Notes for a total principal amount of $164,264,000 plus $4,807,963.57 in accrued and unpaid interest up to but excluding the date of purchase, representing an aggregate total of $169,071,963.57. Holders of Notes shall receive payment for their purchased Notes on February 22, 2016. Holders of Notes that are purchased will not receive any future interest payments on such purchased Notes. Following completion of the Offer, the total remaining principal amount of the Notes outstanding will be $25,894,000. The remaining Notes outstanding continue to have a maturity date of April 18, 2018 and, beginning April 18, 2017, the Company can, at its discretion, redeem at par all or any part of the Notes.
The Company also announced that it received consent from holders of 79.3% of the outstanding Notes to amend the Indenture pursuant to the previously announced consent solicitation (the "Consent Solicitation"), which percentage is sufficient to approve the proposed amendments (the "Amendments"). The Amendments are expected to become effective as of February 22, 2016 and will provide the Company, subject to certain limitations, with additional flexibility to, among other things, repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire for value or retire its outstanding securities, make interest and principal payments on subordinated debt, incur additional indebtedness, alter the size of its Revolving Credit Facility, make distributions to shareholders, and make additional acquisitions and dispositions.
In connection with the Offer and the Consent Solicitation, Centric Health has discontinued its engagement of the debt rating services provided by Standard & Poor's and Dominion Bond Rating Services for the Notes, effective as of the payment date.
About Centric Health
Centric Health provides expert solutions and trusted care through a national community of experts who can be accessed quickly and have a track record of achieving superior patient outcomes and providing outstanding client satisfaction. Centric Health's vision is to be Canada's most respected brand in the independent healthcare sector and world renowned for quality, innovation and for delivering sustainable value to patients, clients and stakeholders. With national networks of facilities in each of its core businesses of Specialty Pharmacy and Surgical Centres, deep knowledge and experience of healthcare delivery and extensive, trusted relationships with payers, physicians, and government agencies, the Company is uniquely positioned to address current and future healthcare needs in growing markets as the Canadian healthcare industry continues to evolve over the long term.
This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements specifically related to the intention to purchase Notes, payment of the Offer Price, the adoption of the Amendments and the effect thereof, statements regarding business strategy, plans and other expectations, beliefs, goals, objectives, information and statements about possible future events. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks, which could cause actual results to vary and in some instances to differ materially from those anticipated by Centric Health and described in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur or, if any of them do so, what benefits Centric Health will derive there-from.
SOURCE Centric Health Corporation
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