AAC Holdings Enters Lender Agreement to Appoint New Independent Directors


BRENTWOOD, Tenn .– () – AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC) announced today that, based on ongoing positive discussions with the Company’s senior secured lenders, it expects to enter into an agreement to secure additional liquidity and a deferral from its senior secured lenders in relation to it to certain previous events of default. The Company expects to finalize the arrangement with its senior secured lenders next week, although there can be no assurance that any agreement will be reached out of these talks within this timeframe or that any arrangement will be made to match those talks.

The company is also in the process of finalizing the appointment of three additional independent directors to its board of directors. The new members would sit on the board along with AAC CEO Michael Cartwright, Vaco Holdings CEO Jerry Bostelman, and Burch Investment Group CEO Lucius Burch. While the company expects to complete these appointments next week, there can be no assurances that the company will be able to complete any or all of these appointments within this timeframe or at all.

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