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    CIT Serves as Sole Lead Arranger in Epic Health Services’ Acquisition Financing
    Thursday, December 20, 2012 08:30 AM
    This transaction further underscores our ability to successfully support the growth capital needs of our clients, as well as our continued commitment to providing financing and advisory solutions for middle market healthcare companies.

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) cit.com, a leading provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle market companies, today announced that it arranged and syndicated $90 million in senior secured credit facilities to support Epic Health Services’ acquisitions of Santé Pediatric Services and AmeriCare. Epic Health Services is a portfolio company of Webster Capital, a small-cap, control-oriented middle market private equity firm.

    CIT Healthcare served as Sole Lead Arranger, Bookrunner and Administrative Agent for the transaction. Financing was provided by CIT Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CIT.

    “We are delighted to partner with Epic Health Services and Webster Capital in their continued growth,” said Steve Warden, President of CIT Healthcare. “This transaction further underscores our ability to successfully support the growth capital needs of our clients, as well as our continued commitment to providing financing and advisory solutions for middle market healthcare companies.”

    John Garbarino, President and CEO of Epic Health Services, said, “CIT’s understanding of the services we offer resulted in dependability and added flexibility to our financing. We expect to grow our relationship with CIT Healthcare as we continue to expand our market-leading services to medically fragile children and adults in their homes.”

    David Malm, Senior Partner and head of Webster Capital’s Healthcare practice, said, “With a substantial balance sheet and a proven ability to deliver promised results with certainty under a tight timeline, CIT Healthcare was the natural partner for us on this transaction.”

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    About Epic Health Services

    Based in Dallas, Texas and founded in 2001, Epic Health Services is a leading provider of pediatric home health and therapy services as well as geriatric in-home services. In conjunction with its Freedom Home Healthcare segment, the Company provides services to over 6,000 clients across five states. As the largest pediatric home health agency in Texas, Epic meets the private duty nursing and therapy needs of medically-fragile and chronically ill children. epichealthservices.com

    About Webster Capital

    Founded in 2003 and based in Waltham, MA, Webster Capital is a small-cap, control-oriented middle market private equity firm that seeks to invest in niche market leaders with a track record of organic growth and a proven business model. Webster Capital provides equity financing, expertise and a broad contact network for management buyouts and growth capital. Webster invests in branded consumer, business to business, and healthcare services companies out of its second fund with over $200MM in committed capital. webstercapital.com

    About CIT Bank

    Founded in 2000, CIT Bank (Member FDIC) is the U.S. commercial bank subsidiary of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT). It provides lending and leasing to the small business, middle market and rail sectors. Through its online bank, BankOnCIT.com, CIT Bank offers a suite of savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals. It is regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Utah Department of Financial Institutions. As of September 30, 2012, it had $8.6 billion of deposits and $11.6 billion of assets. CIT Bank makes loans without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status. cit.com/citbank

    About CIT

    Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a bank holding company with more than $33 billion in financing and leasing assets. A member of the Fortune 500, it provides financing and leasing capital and advisory services to its clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. CIT maintains leadership positions in small business and middle market lendingfactoringretail financeaerospaceequipment and rail leasing, and global vendor finance. CIT also operates CIT Bank (Member FDIC), its primary bank subsidiary, which, through its online bank BankOnCIT.com, offers a suite of savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals. cit.com

     

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