EX-99.1 2 a14-24887_1ex99d1.htm EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

Contacts:

 

Investors:

Anna Marie Dunlap

 

SVP, Corporate Communications/Investor Relations

 

714-424-2678

 

 

Media:

Kent Jenkins Jr.

 

Vice President, Public Affairs Communications

 

202-682-9494

 

Corinthian Colleges Enters into Agreement to Sell 56 Everest and WyoTech Campuses to Nonprofit ECMC Group

 

SANTA ANA, Calif., November 20, 2014 (Globe Newswire) — Corinthian Colleges Inc. (Nasdaq: COCO) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Zenith Education Group, Inc. (Zenith), an affiliate of ECMC Group, Inc. (ECMC Group) under which Zenith will acquire 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses in 17 states as well as online programs. Under the agreement Zenith will also acquire 12 schools that are currently being taught out and closed, and will continue the teach-out process until complete. In total, the schools being purchased represent all of Corinthian’s U.S.-based Everest and WyoTech campuses located outside of California, serving more than 39,000 students.

 

The acquisition is expected to close in January 2015, subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions. For more detail about the agreement, please refer to the Company’s 8-K filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [http://investors.cci.edu/sec.cfm]

 

ECMC Group is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. All ECMC Group companies work to fulfill this mission through product and service support and through the philanthropic activities of the ECMC Foundation.  Educational Credit Management Corporation, a nonprofit affiliate of ECMC Group, is one of the largest student loan guaranty agencies in the United States. With Zenith’s purchase of Everest and WyoTech schools, ECMC Group plans to create the largest system of nonprofit career schools in the country.

 

“Everest and WyoTech students will benefit greatly from ECMC Group’s commitment to students and its goal of making a positive difference in career education,” said Jack Massimino, Chairman and CEO of Corinthian Colleges. “ECMC will focus significant resources on student programs and services and enhance the future prospects of Everest and WyoTech.”

 

Corinthian entered into an Operating Agreement with the Department effective on July 8, 2014, under which Corinthian agreed to wind down and close 12 schools and offered to sell the rest of its U.S. schools, including online programs.

 

Corinthian also owns Heald College, which has 12 campuses in three Western states; 13 Everest and WyoTech campuses in California; and 14 Everest campuses in Ontario, Canada. Collectively, these 39 schools serve approximately 20,000 students.  Corinthian expects to continue to operate these schools until it finds suitable buyers for them.

 



 

“We are grateful to the thousands of Corinthian employees who in recent months have done remarkable work during extremely challenging circumstances,” Massimino said. “Their commitment to our students has been nothing short of inspiring.”

 

About Corinthian

 

Corinthian offers post-secondary education through its Everest, Heald College and WyoTech campuses, as well as online. Program areas include healthcare, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology.

 

Safe Harbor

 

Certain statements in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Corinthian intends that all such statements be subject to the “safe-harbor” provisions of that Act. Such statements include, but are not limited to, those regarding the closing of the transactions contemplated by the purchase agreement entered into with Zenith. Many factors may cause Corinthian’s actual results to differ materially from those discussed in any such forward-looking statements or elsewhere, including: delays in or failure to satisfy required closing conditions in the purchase agreement, including the receipt of required regulatory approvals; failure to consummate or delay in consummating the transactions contemplated by the purchase agreement for other reasons, including the failure by Corinthian to obtain and maintain the necessary liquidity to operate its business until the closing of the transactions contemplated by the purchase agreement; the potential for further action by the Department to limit Corinthian’s ability to receive regular disbursements of Title IV to fund its operations; Corinthian’s possible inability to comply with the terms of the Operating Agreement; Corinthian’s effectiveness in its regulatory and accreditation compliance efforts; the outcome of ongoing reviews and inquiries by accrediting, state and federal agencies, including the Department, various attorneys general, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); the outcome of pending litigation against Corinthian, including the civil complaints filed by the CFPB and by certain state attorneys general;  the uncertainty of counterparty decisions in the waiver of events of default in Corinthian’s credit agreement; and the other risks and uncertainties described in Corinthian’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Corinthian undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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LIST OF CAMPUSES BEING SOLD TO ECMC

 

State

 

Campuses

 

Teach-out
Campuses

Arizona

 

Mesa

Phoenix

 

 

Colorado

 

Aurora

Colorado Springs Thornton

 

 

Florida

 

Brandon

Daytona

Jacksonville

Lakeland

Melbourne

Orlando N

Orlando S

Orange Park

Pinellas (Largo)

Pompano Beach

Tampa

 

 

Georgia

 

Atlanta Greenbriar

Jonesboro

Marietta

Norcross

 

 

Illinois

 

Burr Ridge

Bedford Park

Melrose Park

Merrionette Park

Skokie

 

 

Indiana

 

 

 

Merrillville

Maryland

 

 

 

Silver Spring

Massachusetts

 

 

 

Chelsea

Michigan

 

Dearborn

Detroit

Southfield

 

Grand Rapids

Kalamazoo

Minnesota

 

 

 

Eagan

Missouri

 

Kansas City

Springfield

 

St. Louis

Nevada

 

Henderson

 

 

New Jersey

 

South Plainfield

 

 

New York

 

Rochester

 

 

Ohio

 

Columbus

 

 

Oregon

 

Portland

Tigard

 

 

 



 

Pennsylvania

 

Blairsville

Pittsburgh

 

Bensalem

Texas

 

Arlington (Mid Cities)

Austin

Bissonnet

Dallas

Fort Worth South

Greenspoint

Houston Hobby

San Antonio

 

Fort Worth North

Utah

 

 

 

Salt Lake City

Virginia

 

Chesapeake

Newport News

Woodbridge

 

Tysons Corner

Washington

 

Bremerton

Everett

Renton

Seattle

Tacoma

Vancouver

 

 

West Virginia

 

 

 

Cross Lanes

Wyoming

 

Laramie