Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AIQ) (the “Company” or “Alliance”), announced today receipt of notice that the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) accepted the Company’s plan for continued listing and, pursuant to such plan, has granted the Company an 18 month extension until March 28, 2013 to regain compliance with the NYSE continued listing standards subject to ongoing oversight. As previously disclosed, on September 30, 2011, Alliance announced that it was below the NYSE’s continued listing standard related to market capitalization. The Company subsequently submitted a plan of compliance to the NYSE. Alliance’s common stock will continue to be listed on the NYSE, subject to quarterly reviews by the NYSE to ensure Alliance’s progress toward its plan to regain compliance with the market capitalization standard. Failure to comply with the terms of the plan, including quarterly reviews, or to regain compliance with the continued listing standards by the end of the 18 month period could result in the Company being delisted from the NYSE. About Alliance HealthCare Services Alliance HealthCare Services is a leading national provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services based upon annual revenue and number of systems deployed. Alliance focuses on MRI, PET/CT and CT through its Imaging division and radiation therapy through its Oncology division. With more than 2,300 team members committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 45 states. Alliance operates 570 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems. The Company is the nation’s largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services and one of the leading operators of fixed-site imaging centers, with 135 locations across the country. Alliance also operates 37 radiation therapy centers, including 16 dedicated stereotactic radiosurgery facilities, many of which are operated in conjunction with local community hospital partners, providing treatment and care for cancer patients. With 16 stereotactic radiosurgery facilities in operation, Alliance is among the leading providers of stereotactic radiosurgery nationwide.
Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements relating to future events, including statements related to the Company’s ability to execute its plan with respect to regaining compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standards. In this context, forward-looking statements often address the Company’s expected future business and financial results and often contain words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks” or “will.” Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are uncertain and subject to risks. Such uncertainties and risks include: changes in the preliminary financial results and estimates due to the restatement or review of the Company’s financial statements; the nature, timing and amount of any restatement or other adjustments; the Company’s ability to make timely filings of its required periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; issues relating to the Company’s ability to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures; the Company’s high degree of leverage and its ability to service its debt; factors affecting the Company’s leverage, including interest rates; the risk that the counterparties to the Company’s interest rate swap agreements fail to satisfy their obligations under these agreements; the Company’s ability to obtain financing; the effect of operating and financial restrictions in the Company’s debt instruments; the accuracy of the Company’s estimates regarding its capital requirements; the effect of intense levels of competition in the Company’s industry; changes in the methods of third party reimbursements for diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology services; fluctuations or unpredictability of the Company’s revenues, including as a result of seasonality; changes in the healthcare regulatory environment; the Company’s ability to keep pace with technological developments within its industry; the growth in the market for MRI and other services; the disruptive effect of hurricanes and other natural disasters; adverse changes in general domestic and worldwide economic conditions and instability and disruption of credit markets; difficulties the Company may face in connection with recent, pending or future acquisitions, including unexpected costs or liabilities resulting from the acquisitions, diversion of management’s attention from the operation of the Company’s business, and risks associated with integration of the acquisitions; and other risks and uncertainties identified in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as may be modified or supplemented by our subsequent filings with the SEC. These uncertainties may cause actual future results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the Company’s forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements except as required under the federal securities laws.