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AMC Now the Largest Exhibitor in the U.S., Europe, and the World


LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AMC Theatres (AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.) (NYSE: AMC) (“AMC”) announced it has completed its acquisition of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC) (“Carmike”) for approximately $1.1 billion, including the assumption of Carmike indebtedness.

AMC is now the largest theatre exhibitor in the United States, Europe and the world, operating some 900 theatres with more than 10,000 screens globally, including 661 theatres with more than 8,200 screens in the United States and 244 theatres with 2,200 screens in Europe.

“AMC now has a larger audience and a bigger stage to introduce our industry-leading innovations including plush power-recliner seats, enhanced food and beverage choices and premium large format screens,” said AMC CEO and President Adam Aron. “We also have expanded AMC’s footprint across greater geography and more diverse demographics, serving most of the largest cities in the U.S. and Europe, along with hundreds of home towns, where guests can have an amazing AMC experience. In the United States, AMC now will enjoy increased benefit from movies that play better on Main Street and movies that play better in major metros, and, of course, from movies that play well in both.”

“We are fortunate to be adding so many talented and hard-working associates to the AMC team, which speaks well for the leadership of Carmike over the past several years,” said Aron. “Today we take a moment to celebrate becoming the biggest exhibitor in the U.S., in Europe and throughout the world, and then we roll up our sleeves and get to work to ensure that we are not only the biggest exhibitor but also the best in each of our markets.”

Key benefits of the AMC-Carmike combination

· Diversifies AMC’s footprint by adding theatres with complementary geographic and guest demographic profiles that strengthen the combined company’s admissions growth potential with limited geographic overlap;

· Creates an opportunity to expand AMC’s proven and successful guest experience strategies to millions of new guests in complementary markets.