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Surgery Partners, Inc. Files Form S-1 Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgery Partners, Inc. (the "Company") today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 (the "Registration Statement") with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock (the "Common Stock"). The number of shares of Common Stock to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The Company has applied to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol SGRY.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Jefferies LLC will be acting as joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC will be acting as joint book-runners, and Stifel will be acting as co-manager.

The Registration Statement has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. Shares of the Company's Common Stock may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the Registration Statement becomes effective. The Registration Statement and all subsequent amendments may be accessed through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

The offering of Common Stock will be made only by means of a prospectus that will form part of the effective Registration Statement. Copies of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained from (i) BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com, (ii) Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at (866) 471-2526, or by email at prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com, or (iii) Jefferies LLC, Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (877) 821-7388, or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy Common Stock or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of Common Stock in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Surgery Partners

Surgery Partners is a leading healthcare services company with a differentiated outpatient delivery model focused on providing high quality, cost effective solutions for surgical and related ancillary care in support of both patients and physicians. Founded in 2004, Surgery Partners is one of the largest and fastest growing surgical services businesses in the country, with a portfolio of 99 surgical facilities comprised of 94 ambulatory surgery centers and five surgical hospitals across 28 states.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release 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, that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the proposed initial public offering. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied. More information about potential factors that could affect the Company's business and financial results is contained in the Registration Statement filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statement made by the Company herein, or elsewhere, speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. The Company does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update any forward-looking statements after the date hereof to reflect future events or circumstances.

CONTACT: Teresa Sparks, CFO Surgery Partners, Inc. (615) 234-8940 IR@surgerypartners.com

Source:Surgery Partners