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TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Centric Health Corporation ("Centric Health" or "the Company") (TSX: CHH), Canada's leading diversified healthcare services company, today announced it has completed the sale of an additional 2,500 convertible unsecured subordinated notes (the "Notes") at a price of $1,000 per Note for additional gross proceeds of $2.5 million, pursuant to the over-allotment option granted in connection with its bought-deal offering which closed on September 21, 2012. The exercise of the over-allotment option brings the total number of Notes sold by Centric Health pursuant to its bought-deal Notes financing to 27,500 and the total gross proceeds to $27.5 million ($25.9 million net of fees and expenses).
The offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc.
For further information please refer to the Company's complete filings at www.sedar.com.
No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The securities being offered have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the ''U.S. Securities Act''), or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless pursuant to an exemption therefrom. This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Centric Health in any jurisdiction.
About Centric Health
Centric Health's vision is to be Canada's premier healthcare company, providing innovative solutions centered on patients and healthcare professionals. As a diversified healthcare company with investments in several niche service areas, Centric Health currently has operations in medical assessments, disability and rehabilitation management, physiotherapy and surgical centres, homecare, specialty pharmacy, wellness and prevention and home medical equipment. With knowledge and experience of healthcare delivery in international markets and extensive and trusted relationships with payers, physicians, and government agencies, Centric Health is pursuing expansion opportunities into other healthcare sectors to create value for all stakeholders through an unwavering commitment to the highest quality of care. Centric Health's common shares are listed on the TSX under the symbol CHH, and Centric Health's Notes issued under this Offering will be listed on the TSX under the symbol CHH.NT. For further information, please visit www.centrichealth.ca and www.lifemark.ca. Centric Health's strategic advisor is Global Healthcare Investments & Solutions ("GHIS") (www.ghis.us). GHIS and entities controlled by shareholders of GHIS are currently the largest shareholders of Centric Health.
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 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
For further information:
Chief Financial Officer
416-815-0700 ext. 257