American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ARA) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ARA) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01

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Regulation FD Disclosure

On February 1, 2018, American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Company has entered into a Stipulation of Settlement with the lead plaintiff in the shareholder class action lawsuit pending against it in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Esposito, et al. v. American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc., et al., No. 16-cv-11797 (the “Esposito Action”). The proposed settlement releases all claims asserted against the Company and the other named defendants in the Esposito Action without any liability or wrongdoing attributed to them.

The proposed settlement provides for a total settlement payment of $4.0 million, inclusive of administrative fees and fees for lead plaintiff’s counsel. The Company expects that substantially all of the settlement will be funded by insurance proceeds. The proposed settlement remains subject to court approval and other customary conditions.

A copy of the press release is furnished with this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this item.

As provided in General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information contained in this report shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All forward-looking statements included in this report, including expectations about the settlement of the Esposito Action and expectations of insurance proceeds are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this report, which may change, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from the Company’s current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the risks and uncertainties described in “Risk Factors” and “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as updated by our reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the possibility that the court may fail to approve the terms of the settlement. The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update the forward-looking statements provided, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Item 7.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit

Number

Description

Press release, dated February 1, 2018.


American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 pressrelease.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit AMERICAN RENAL ASSOCIATES HOLDINGS,…
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About American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ARA)

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. is a dialysis services provider in the United States. The Company focuses on joint venture partnerships with physicians. The Company’s segment is the ownership and operation of dialysis clinics. It provides patient care and clinical outcomes to patients suffering from the advanced stage of chronic kidney disease, known as end stage renal disease (ESRD). It operates clinics through a joint venture (JV) model, in which it partners with local nephrologists to develop, own and operate dialysis clinics. Each of its clinics is maintained as a separate joint venture in which it has the controlling interest, and its nephrologist partners and other joint venture partners have a non-controlling interest. The Company opens over 20 de novo clinics each year. The Company has owned and operated over 190 dialysis clinics in partnership with approximately 350 nephrologist partners treating over 13,000 patients in over 20 states and the District of Columbia.

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