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AAC Holdings Simplifies Capital Structure and Expands Borrowing Capacity

New Senior Secured Credit Facilities Refinance Existing Bank, Convertible and Subordinated Debt; Provide Incremental Borrowing Ability and Increased Flexibility

Company Release - 6/30/2017 11:37 AM ET

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC) announced it has closed a new $210.0 million senior secured term loan facility and $40.0 million revolving credit facility. Proceeds from the new term loan and a portion of the revolving credit facility were used to payoff existing term and revolving facilities maturing in March 2020 as well as convertible and subordinated notes held by affiliates of Deerfield Management Company, L.P.

The senior secured term loan facility is scheduled to mature in June 2023, bears interest at LIBOR plus 6.75% and has incremental borrowing ability subject to certain consents and conditions, including obtaining additional commitments from lenders. The revolving facility is scheduled to mature in June 2022, bears interest at LIBOR plus 6.00% and has $15 million of incremental borrowing ability subject to certain consents and conditions, including obtaining additional commitments from lenders. 

The credit facilities are led by Credit Suisse with Joint Lead Arrangers BMO Capital Markets and Hancock Whitney Bank.

Michael Cartwright, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AAC Holdings, noted, "The new credit facilities enable us to simplify our capital structure, improve our financial flexibility and increase our liquidity. We believe that the favorable leverage ratio and fewer covenants, as well as the decreased amortization schedule and extended debt maturities, will facilitate the continued execution of our growth strategy with a positive benefit to cash flow. We anticipate that the incremental borrowing ability will provide better access to future debt capital, and that this transaction will leave us well positioned to finance AAC's continued growth."

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prove to be accurate. Investors should not place undue reliance upon forward looking statements.

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SOURCE AAC Holdings, Inc.