To our patients, team members and stakeholders,

AAC has taken an important action designed to recapitalize and strengthen AAC’s business and financial position so we can continue to provide the highest quality care and recovery assistance.

It is important to understand that AAC will continue to operate all of its addiction treatment centers as usual during this period, with no layoffs, staff reductions or facility closures. We have secured additional financing from our lenders to support our operations and ensure that we continue to offer the services and resources necessary to deliver the level of care our patients expect and deserve, including routine COVID testing for patients and staff.

We are confident that the support of our lenders for this recapitalization process at AAC demonstrates their strong belief that we are a vital business well positioned to provide high quality services to some of the most vulnerable in our society. One of the formalities involved in this process is a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. This may sound ominous and there can be misconceptions around it. I can assure you our number one focus will continue to be providing critical addiction treatment services, which has taken on even greater importance during the COVID-19 crisis.

We are truly excited to embark on this next decisive phase in the evolution of AAC improvement efforts, and believe it will set our company on a sustainable path for continued growth. I’m tremendously proud of the quality of care AAC provides on a daily basis. The steps we are taking will make this entire organization stronger so that we can all continue to provide critical services to patients, families and communities across the country.

Sincerely,

Andrew McWilliams, CEO

6/20/20