Carmike Cinemas to Acquire 16 State-of-the-Art Theatres with 251 Screens from Rave Reviews Cinemas, LLC
COLUMBUS, GA and DALLAS, TX – October 1, 2012 — Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase 16 entertainment complexes with an aggregate of 251 screens based in seven states and 13 individual markets from Rave Reviews Cinemas, LLC, a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners (Rave). The purchase price consists of $19 million in cash, subject to customary working capital adjustments, and $100.4 million of assumed lease obligations, comprised of capital leases and financing obligations. The acquisition will add Adjusted EBITDA of $23.6 million on a pro forma basis for the twelve months ended June 28, 2012. A reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA is included in this press release.
Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer David Passman stated, “The addition of these 16 state-of-the-art theatres and 251 screens from Rave is a key, opportunistic development for Carmike as we recently embarked on a corporate mission of expanding our footprint to 300 theatres and 3,000 screens through attractive acquisitions. Importantly, seven of these theatres are leaders in their respective markets and another four are the number two box office generators in their region. The average age of the properties we are acquiring is only eight years so we expect limited maintenance capital expenditure requirements on the facilities over the near-term. We also look forward to enthusiastically welcoming the Rave associates at these theatres to the growing Carmike family.”
The 16 theatres are currently managed by Rave Cinemas, LLC under the “Rave Motion Pictures” brand. All 251 auditoriums are state-of-the-art with full digital projection and stadium seating. Approximately 40% of the screens are 3-D-capable and seven theatres include IMAX® large format screens. Carmike already has 14 Big D large format digital experience screens in place throughout the country. Of the 16 theatres being acquired, six are located in Alabama, four in Florida, two in Indiana, and one each in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. All 251 screens are participants in the Screenvision Cinema Network
Theatres being acquired:
- AL, Birmingham, Lee Branch 15
- AL, Birmingham, Patton Creek 15*
- AL, Birmingham, Vestavia Hills 10
- AL, Daphne, Jubilee Square 12
- AL, Huntsville Valley, Bend 18*
- AL, Orange Beach, Wharf 15
- FL, Melbourne, Avenue 16
- FL, Pensacola, Bayou 15*
- FL, Pensacola, Pensacola 18
- FL, Port St. Lucie, Port St. Lucie 14
- IN, Fort Wayne, Jefferson Point 18*
- IN, Indianapolis, Metropolis 18
- IL, Peoria, Grand Prairie 18*
- PA, Allentown, Promenade 16*
- TN, Chattanooga, East Ridge 18*
- TX, Houston, Yorkto
* Denotes theatre with an IMAX auditorium
Carmike expects to complete the acquisition in the fourth quarter, subject to customary closing conditions. The assumed lease obligations are subject to customary accounting adjustments to reflect the acquisition date fair value of such obligations.
Macquarie Capital acted as financial advisor and King & Spalding LLP acted as legal counsel to Carmike Cinemas in this transaction. Foros acted as financial advisor and Ropes & Gray LLP acted as legal counsel to Rave Reviews Cinemas in this transaction.
About Carmike Cinemas (www.carmike.com)
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema and 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. As of June 30, 2012, Carmike had 233 theatres with 2,245 screens in 35 states. Carmike’s digital cinema footprint reached 2,122 screens, including 209 theatres with 750 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. The circuit also includes 14 “Big D” large format digital experience auditoriums, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious seating. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain,” Carmike’s primary focus for its locations is small to mid-sized communities.
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