LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS), a provider of proprietary predictive analytics and integrated treatment solutions to health plans, announced today that it has strengthened its balance sheet with the conversion of its outstanding convertible debt and deferred compensation.
Shamus, LLC, a company owned by David E. Smith, a member of the Company's board of directors, converted $1,325,775 of debt to equity.
Acuitas Group Holdings, LLC, which is owned by Terren Peizer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, converted convertible debenture $4,293,198 to equity.
Mr. Peizer also converted $1,121,924 of deferred compensation to equity.
In addition, Mr. Peizer, through Acuitas Group, purchased 181,154 shares of common stock for $869,539 through the public offering last week.
"In order to further enhance the financial strength of Catasys, the Company's convertible debt holders, including myself and fellow board member David Smith, have converted all of the $5.6 million in outstanding debt to shares of common stock at the same terms as the recent secondary offering. In addition, I have converted $1.1 million of deferred compensation to common stock. As a result, we have removed approximately $6.7 million of liabilities from the Company's balance sheet," stated Terren Peizer, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. "I also increased my commitment to Catasys last week by increasing my position as the largest individual investor in the Company with a $900K investment in the secondary offering. In total, I have now invested more than $20 million into the Company, most of which has occurred within the past two years. My confidence in Catasys as an investor and CEO continues to grow as we rollout new OnTrak programs for some of the largest healthcare plans in the U.S. As with most healthcare companies, it has taken us many years to get to the point where we are ramping customer programs with enrollment of participants in the OnTrak program."
"The conversion of these liabilities, combined with the $15 million capital raise completed last week, allows us to advance Catasys' business strategy with much greater financial flexibility. We believe that with this enhanced financial standing and the listing of our common stock on the NASDAQ stock exchange, Catasys is a more attractive investment opportunity for a much broader group of investors," concluded Peizer.
About Catasys, Inc.
Catasys, Inc. provides big data based analytics and predictive modeling driven behavioral healthcare services to health plans and their members through its OnTrak solution. Catasys' OnTrak solution--contracted with a growing number of national and regional health plans--is designed to improve member health and, at the same time, lower costs to the insurer for underserved populations where behavioral health conditions cause or exacerbate co-existing medical conditions. The solution utilizes proprietary analytics and proprietary enrollment, engagement and behavioral modification capabilities to assist members who otherwise do not seek care through a patient-centric treatment that integrates evidence-based medical and psychosocial interventions along with care coaching in a 52-week outpatient treatment solution.
OnTrak is currently improving member health and, at the same time, is demonstrating reduced inpatient and emergency room utilization, driving a more than 50 percent reduction in total health insurers' costs for enrolled members. OnTrak is currently available to members of several leading health plans in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. For further information, please visit catasys.com.
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