BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:DVCR), a premier provider of long-term care services, today announced that effective February 26, 2016 the Company has exercised its real estate purchase options for Diversicare of Hutchinson in Hutchinson, Kansas and Clinton Place in Clinton, Kentucky for $4.25 million and $3.3 million, respectively. Diversicare has operated these facilities since February 2015 and April 2012, respectively.
In conjunction with the execution of the purchase options, the Company has closed on the refinancing of its primary debt facility, led by The PrivateBank out of Chicago, IL. The comprehensive refinancing provides benefits for the Company as follows:
- Funds the acquisition of the real estate purchases of Hutchinson and Clinton,
- Consolidates all outstanding mortgage debts into one term loan,
- Extends the term of the Company’s debt facility into 2021,
- Establishes a $12.5 million acquisition line for future real estate purchases,
- Decreases the variable interest rates for the Company’s term loan and revolver by 50 basis points, and
- Provides for a $30 million future expansion to support future acquisition growth.
Commenting on the transactions, Kelly Gill, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “It is rewarding to finalize the purchase of the real estate portion of our centers in Hutchinson, Kansas and Clinton, Kentucky. Completing these transactions is yet another reflection of our strategic plan and creative financing alternatives available to us to help fuel our growth through acquisitions. We acquired the operations of Clinton Place in 2012 after it had been closed by the previous owner and it is wonderful to see this next chapter of the success story. Not only have we been able to reopen and thrive in this location, this facility has become an industry leader in quality of care outcomes and has even been included in the U.S. News and World Report list of best skilled nursing facilities in America. The Hutchinson center came to us a year ago as a “lease with purchase option” transaction and we are pleased to complete the real estate portion of the deal. We now own all of the buildings we operate in Kansas. With the completion of these transactions we now own over 30 percent of our portfolio, which is a new benchmark for the company.”
Mr. Gill continued, “We are also thrilled to have completed this landmark refinancing of the company which prepares us well for the future with attractive terms and unlocked value in our properties, which contribute further to our strategic growth through acquisitions. It is critically important to have earned the support of such a high quality syndicate of banks led by The PrivateBank. The ongoing expansion of our relationship together is notable and is yet again a reflection of the confidence our financing partners have placed in us as a result of the successful execution of our strategic plan.”
As of February 26, 2016, Diversicare provides long-term care services to patients in 55 skilled nursing and senior housing centers containing 6,556 licensed beds. For additional information about the Company, visit Diversicare's web site: www.DVCR.com.
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CONTACT: Company Contact: Kelly J. Gill Chief Executive Officer 615-771-7575 Investor Relations: James R. McKnight, Jr. Chief Financial Officer 615-771-7575