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AAC Holdings, Inc. announced today several new developments for the company, including an agreement with its senior secured lenders that provided the Company with an additional $5 million of liquidity and a forbearance agreement through March 31, 2020, regarding certain events of default.
AAC Holdings also appointed three new independent members to its board of directors this week. The new members are LOC Distribution CEO Bob Nash, Vogel Partners Managing Member Scott D. Vogel and TML Corporate Strategies President T. Michael Logan.
Bob Nash is a Nashville entrepreneur who is currently the CEO of LOC Distribution. Mr. Nash has established more than 20 businesses during his career, most notably Foundations Associates, which he co-founded with Michael Cartwright in 1995. For 10 years, Mr. Nash served on the treatment center’s executive leadership team, overseeing multiple financial aspects of the organization. Mr. Nash’s business acumen also comes from his diverse experience in establishing businesses in a variety of industries, from construction and entertainment to an auto dealership and restaurant venture. Mr. Nash is a graduate of Lipscomb University and served on the Tennessee National Guard for six years.
Scott D. Vogel is the managing member at Vogel Partners LLC, a private investment and advisory firm. He previously served as the managing director at Davidson Kempner Capital Management where he devoted 14 years of his career to investing in a diverse set of industries. Previously, Mr. Vogel worked for the private investment firm of Michael F. Price, and at Chase Securities in its healthcare investment banking group. Mr. Vogel has also served on numerous boards during his career and is currently a member of the board of Avaya, Bonanza Creek Energy, Seadrill Ltd., and several private companies. He received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S.B.A. from Washington University.
T. Michael Logan is the president of TML Corporate Strategies, LLC. In addition to running his own consulting firm, he has also been a managing director for both SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and SunTrust Bank. Mr. Logan has more than 36 years of intensive business experience as a consultant, from working with companies in both the public and private sectors across numerous industries. Logan, who holds a degree in economics, attended Vanderbilt University on a football scholarship.
The new members join AAC CEO Michael Cartwright, Vaco Holdings CEO Jerry Bostelman, and Burch Investment Group CEO Lucius Burch on the board.
“We are pleased to reach a mutual agreement with our senior secured lenders that provides AAC with additional liquidity to right-size our balance sheet and reduce our cost of capital,” said Michael Cartwright, Chairman and CEO. “I am also pleased with the extensive expertise the three new independent board members bring to the company. With these new developments and our expected sequential positive operating results for the third consecutive quarter, we are confident about the trajectory of AAC.”
About American Addiction CentersAmerican Addiction Centers (OTC: AACH) is a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment services. We treat clients who are struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues. We currently operate substance abuse treatment facilities located throughout the United States. These facilities are focused on delivering effective clinical care and treatment solutions. For more information, please find us at AmericanAddictionCenters.org or follow us on Twitter @AAC_Tweet.
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Contact: Joy Sutton Director of Corporate Communications Office: (615) 727-8407 Cell: (615) 587-7728 JSutton@ContactAAC.com