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Surgery Partners, Inc. Announces New Appointments to the Board of Directors

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgery Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGRY) (the “Company”), today announced the appointment of Christopher R. Gordon and conditional appointment of T. Devin O’Reilly to its Board of Directors, effective upon the consummation of the recently announced transaction whereby the Company has agreed to issue Series A Preferred Stock to BCPE Seminole Holdings LP, an affiliate of Bain Capital Private Equity.

On May 30, 2017, in connection with the recently announced transaction whereby H.I.G. Surgery Centers, LLC, an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, has agreed to sell its shares of Common Stock of the Company to BCPE Seminole Holdings LP, Matthew Lozow notified Surgery Partners of his resignation from the Board of Directions, effective upon the closing of that transaction.

"I am pleased to welcome Christopher Gordon and Devin O’Reilly to the board of Surgery Partners," said CEO Mike Doyle. "Their experience at Bain Capital and on the boards of several other health care companies will be very valuable to Surgery Partners as we continue to expand.”

“I would also like to thank Matt Lozow and H.I.G. Capital for their support over the past seven years,” said Mr. Doyle. Mr. Lozow has served on the board since the Company’s formation in April 2015, and as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board since the Committee’s inception.

Christopher Gordon joined Bain Capital Private Equity, LP in 1997 and has served as a Managing Director since 2009. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Gordon was a consultant at Bain & Company, Inc. Mr. Gordon holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB in Economics from Harvard College. Mr. Gordon currently serves as a director of Aveanna Healthcare, Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., Beacon Health Options, Grupo Notre Dame Intermedica, Kestra Medical Technologies, Inc., Navicure and QuVa Pharma, Inc. He has previously served as a director for several other companies including Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. and Hospital Corporation of America.

T. Devin O’Reilly joined Bain Capital Private Equity, LP in 2005 and has served as a Managing Director since 2013. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. O’Reilly was a consultant at Bain & Company where he consulted for private equity and healthcare industry clients. Previously, he spent several years in the software industry in corporate development and general management roles. Mr. O’Reilly received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with a BA from Princeton University. Mr. O’Reilly currently serves as a director of Atento S.A., Aveanna Healthcare and Grupo Notre Dame Intermedica. Mr. O’Reilly formerly served as a director of Bio Products Laboratory and Brakes Bros.

The Board expects to appoint Messrs. Gordon and O’Reilly to the Compensation Committee of the Board upon their appointment to the Board upon the Preferred Stock Closing.

About Surgery Partners, Inc.

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Surgery Partners, Inc. 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 more than 150 locations in 29 states, including ambulatory surgical facilities, surgical hospitals, a diagnostic laboratory, multi-specialty physician practices and urgent care facilities.

Forward-Looking Statements

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

Source:Surgery Partners