ExamWorks Completes Acquisition of ABI Document Support Services

ATLANTA, GA., Jan. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ExamWorks Group, Inc. (NYSE:EXAM), a leading provider of independent medical examinations, peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance services, case management services, and other related services (“IME services”), today announced the acquisition of ABI Document Support Services Inc. (“ABI”) for an all cash purchase price of $62.0 million. ExamWorks funded the acquisition with cash on hand and borrowings under its existing senior secured revolving credit facility.

ABI is a national provider of record retrieval, document management and electronic summary services to the property and casualty insurance and legal markets headquartered in Redlands, CA. ABI’s virtual platform, including its innovative eSummary Software, provides end-to-end automation and record review customization, streamlining the ordering, scanning, analysis, summarization and retrieval of medical and legal records. ABI provides a full spectrum of services, including custom record retrieval and summary services, discovery management and subpoena preparation services, and large volume and specialized records duplication.

ABI is expected to generate annual revenues of approximately $40 million in 2016.

James K. Price, CEO of ExamWorks, said: “ABI’s unique document management services meet our strategic acquisition requirements to invest in enabling technologies and core capabilities required by our customers. Medical record management is a large, labor intensive and critical part of providing independent medical review services. ABI’s platform and capabilities streamline workflow by delivering complete, accurate and accessible case files. ExamWorks and ABI serve many of the same clients in the insurance industry and often the same point of contact.”

Richard E. Perlman, Executive Chairman, said: "ExamWorks’ vision is predicated on being a full service IME provider. We believe that no other IME company has a platform that compares with our integrated offering, which includes secure online ordering, credentialing, tracking, delivery, document management, software customization and integration. ExamWorks will continue to invest in automating workflow processes and innovators like ABI to accommodate the industry’s increasing demands and volumes. We are pleased to welcome ABI to the ExamWorks family."

Cleary Gull Inc. served as advisor to ABI.

About ExamWorks Group

ExamWorks Group, Inc. is a leading provider of independent medical examinations, peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance services, case management services, and related services ("IME services"). We help our clients manage costs and enhance their risk management processes by verifying the validity, nature, cause and extent of claims, identifying fraud and providing fast, efficient and quality IME services. ExamWorks is focused on providing clients a national presence while maintaining the local service and capabilities they need and expect.

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