UCA / Comvest Acquire Urgent Care Express in Arizona

URGENT CARES OF AMERICA HOLDINGS, LLC ACQUIRES TRI-CITY EXPRESS CARE, PLLC (D.B.A. URGENT CARE EXPRESS) IN ARIZONA

North Carolina-based company backed by the Comvest Group

makes first forayinto other states as part of its national strategy

February 22, 2011 – Raleigh, NC: Urgent Cares of America Holdings, LLC (UCA) today announced the acquisition of Tri-City Express Care, PLLC (d.b.a. Urgent Care Express) (UCE) based in Gilbert, Arizona with five urgent care locations in the Phoenix area. The acquisition represents the first step in UCA’s strategy to build a national group of urgent care clinics that are driven by clinical and operational best practices.

“We are very excited to team up with UCE to deliver urgent care in the Phoenix area,” said John Randazzo, CEO of UCA. “It says a lot about UCE, because thanks to the full support of our Board and the Comvest Group we could have gone anywhere, but we chose UCE because we believe in the Arizona market and we believe in the way UCE serves its patients so well.”

The acquisition will take effect immediately. UCA has said that it does not plan wholesale changes to UCE clinics, but rather has forged a working group to learn clinical and operational best practices from both companies to optimize the performance of each UCA urgent care clinic.

“We believe that by joining the UCA family of clinics, UCE will be able to grow and prosper in ways that simply were not available to us before,” said Michael Dunn, M.D., Medical Director of UCE. “UCA has a strong management team and the Comvest Group brings expertise and financial resources to help the overall company grow, so it is a winning formula from our perspective.”

About Urgent Cares of America Holdings, LLC
Urgent Cares of America Holdings, LLC (UCA) is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities focusing on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. In partnership with physicians and other healthcare professionals, UCA currently owns nine operating urgent care centers with a primary concentration in the Raleigh, North Carolina metropolitan area. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. For more information, please visit www.rucn.info.

About Tri-City Express Care, PLLC (d.b.a. Urgent Care Express)
Tri-City Express Care, PLLC (d.b.a. Urgent Care Express) (UCE) is an Arizona-based multi-location urgent care medical practice. UCE is dedicated to providing affordable and convenient access for non-life threatening health and injury care, as well as preventive care, physicals, drug screens and occupational injuries. For more information, please visit www.urgentcareexpress.com.

About the Comvest Group
The Comvest Group is a leading private investment firm focused on providing equity and debt capital to lower middle-market companies. The Comvest Group includes seasoned, senior level operating executives at all levels who partner with managers and owners of companies to grow businesses and create long-term value. Since 1988, the Comvest Group has invested more than $2 billion of capital in over 200 public and private companies. For more information, please visit www.comvest.com.

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About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona.  FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. FastMed is owned by the Comvest Group, a leading private investment firm focused on providing equity and debt capital to lower middle-market companies. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com.

Contact:
Reuel Heyden | Dir. Of Community Relations
FastMed Urgent Care
Call: 919.550.0821x1016
Email: r.heyden@fastmed.com