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ExamWorks Completes Acquisition of Advanced Medical Reviews

ATLANTA, GA., Jan. 19, 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 Advanced Medical Reviews, Inc. ("AMR") for an all cash purchase price of $30.0 million. Additionally, the AMR acquisition agreement contains an earnout provision providing the selling shareholders with additional cash payments of up to $9.8 million based on revenues to be generated from a new client over a 24-month period. ExamWorks funded the acquisition with cash on hand and borrowings under its existing senior secured revolving credit facility.

AMR is a national peer review provider based in Santa Monica, CA. AMR’s state-of-the-art software platform, including its proprietary operations system, web-based case referral platform, and mobile application, automates key elements of the peer review process, enables same-day workflow customization and facilitates seamless integration with customer software.

In the aggregate, the AMR acquisition and the previously announced Argent Rehabilitation and ABI Document Support Services acquisitions completed in November 2015 and January 2016, respectively, are, together, expected to generate constant currency annual revenues of $83 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $17.5 million in 2016. The aggregate purchase price of these three acquisitions was approximately $145 million.

James K. Price, CEO of ExamWorks, said: "AMR's virtual web-based platform and portal meet our strategic acquisition requirements to invest in enabling technologies and core capabilities required by our customers. AMR’s unique capabilities promote operational efficiencies and quality of the review process."

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. We are pleased to welcome AMR to the ExamWorks family."

Bailey Southwell & Co. served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to AMR on the transaction.

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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CONTACT: ExamWorks Group, Inc. J. Miguel Fernandez de Castro Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer investorrelations@examworks.com 404-952-2400

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