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AAC Announces Engagement of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. to Lead Transaction Process

Company Release - 6/3/2019 6:00 AM ET

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC) announced today that it has formally engaged the investment banking firm Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. as its exclusive financial advisor with respect to potential strategic corporate transactions involving the company's real estate and other assets, as well as potential recapitalization or refinancing transactions.

"We are committed to improving the company's balance sheet and liquidity position and are fortunate to have diverse assets that will allows us to discuss multiple transaction alternatives with interested parties," said AAC's Chairman and CEO Michael Cartwright.

Earlier this year, AAC closed a $30 million incremental term loan. The Company had previously announced its intent to explore strategic transactions including those involving the company's real estate.

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SOURCE AAC Holdings, Inc.