CML HealthCare Inc.

CML HealthCare Inc.

February 17, 2009 16:05 ET

CML HealthCare Income Fund declares February distribution


MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire – Feb. 17, 2009) - CML HealthCare Income Fund (TSX: CLC.UN) (the "Fund") today announced its February distribution of $0.08927 per unit to unitholders of record as at the close of business on February 27, 2009, payable on March 20, 2009.

About CML HealthCare Income Fund

CML HealthCare Income Fund is an unincorporated open-ended trust that owns CML HealthCare Inc., one of Canada's largest healthcare services businesses. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, CML HealthCare Inc. is a leading provider of laboratory testing services in Ontario and the largest private provider of medical imaging services in Canada. The Fund also owns American Radiology Services, Inc., a leading provider of fully-integrated diagnostic medical imaging services based in Baltimore, Maryland. CML HealthCare Income Fund is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CLC.UN" and has approximately 89.8 million units outstanding. To reach CML HealthCare Income Fund via the worldwide web log on to

Caution concerning forward-looking statements

Statements made in this news release, other than those concerning historical financial information, may be forward-looking and therefore subject to various risks and uncertainties. Some forward-looking statements may be identified by words like "may", "will", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "intend", or "continue" or the negative thereof or similar variations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements, as actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Factors that could cause results to vary include, but are not limited to: dependence on government-based revenues; pending and proposed legislative or regulatory developments including the impact of changes in laws, regulations and the enforcement thereof; intensifying competition from established competitors and new entrants in the businesses in which we operate; technological change; interest rate fluctuations and general economic conditions; insurance coverage of sufficient scope to satisfy any liability claims; fluctuations in operating results; dependence on our ability to renegotiate the MOH contract on favourable terms; dependence on our operating subsidiary to pay its interest obligations; fluctuations in cash distributions and capital investment; management of credit, market, liquidity and funding and operational risks; judicial judgments and legal proceedings; our ability to complete strategic acquisitions and to integrate our acquisitions successfully; changes in accounting policies and methods we use to report our financial condition, including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates; operational and infrastructure risks including possible equipment failure and performance of information technology systems; fluctuations in total patient referrals; loss of services of key senior management personnel; other factors that may affect future growth and results including, timely development and introduction of new products and services; changes in our estimates relating to reserves and allowances; future sales of units; changes in tax laws; technological changes and obsolescence, natural disasters, the possible impact on our businesses from public health emergencies, international conflicts and other developments including those relating to terrorism; the effect of anyone or more of such events and risks on our stability ratings and any changes thereto; and our success in anticipating and managing the foregoing risks. Additional factors related to the recent acquisition of American Radiology Services, Inc. ("ARS") include, but are not limited to, the Fund's ability to successfully integrate the operations of ARS, additional liabilities or costs attributable to the acquisition of ARS, unknown liabilities of ARS, the ability to retain senior management of ARS, the ability to complete accretive acquisitions in the U.S., the continuation and nature of the relationship with The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (collectively "Johns Hopkins") and changes in U.S. federal and state healthcare laws and regulations, including with respect to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements levels.

We caution that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive and that when reviewing our forward-looking statements, investors and others should refer to the "Risk Factors" section of the Fund's Annual Information Form, the "Risks and Uncertainties" and other sections of our Management's Discussion and Analysis of Operating Results and Financial Position and our other periodic filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. All forward-looking statements presented herein should be considered in conjunction with such filings. Except as required by Canadian securities law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf; such statements speak only as of the date made.

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