CML HealthCare Inc.

CML HealthCare Inc.

February 29, 2012 20:29 ET

CML HealthCare Completes Refinancing of Credit Facility

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2012) - CML HealthCare Inc. ("CML") (TSX:CLC) today announced it has entered into a 5 year, $400 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility (the "New Facility"), with a syndicate of financial institutions led by TD Securities. The New Facility, which matures on February 28, 2017, replaces CML's previous $373.0 million credit facility that was to mature on February 22, 2013. Borrowings under the facility are priced off a leverage grid with a range of BAs plus 100 to 200 basis points, with the initial pricing, based on CML's leverage profile, set at BAs plus 150 basis points.

"Our decision to refinance our senior credit facility at this time reflects our focus on minimizing cost of capital and reducing uncertainty," said Tom Weber, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "I am pleased the current credit environment allowed us to secure long term, flexible financing, and lower our overall interest expense. In addition, the New Facility provides undrawn committed capital to continue to provide CML with the means and financial flexibility to execute our business plans," concluded Mr. Weber.

About CML HealthCare Inc.

CML HealthCare Inc. is a leading provider of laboratory testing services in Ontario, operating 115 laboratory collection centres, and is the largest provider of medical imaging services in Canada with 105 imaging centres. CML, publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CLC", has approximately 89.8 million common shares outstanding. For more information, please visit

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Contact Information

  • CML HealthCare Inc.
    Alice Dunning
    Director, Corporate Communications
    (905) 565-0043 ext. 3472

    CML HealthCare Inc.
    Tom Weber
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
    (905) 565-0043 ext. 3204
    (905) 565-2844 (FAX)