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Civitas Solutions, Inc. Announces Retirement of Operating Group President

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Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:CIVI) today announced that Redwood
Operating Group President David M. Petersen will retire from the Company
on September 30, 2018, the last day of the Company's current fiscal year.

Bruce Nardella, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, stated
"On behalf of the Company, its management team and employees, I am
deeply grateful for Dave's long tenure of distinguished leadership with
our Company, as well as his unwavering commitment to our mission and the
individuals we are privileged to support. We will miss Dave's
contributions to the Company and wish him well in his well-deserved
retirement."

Mr. Petersen's 46-year career in human services began with REM in
Minnesota, which Civitas acquired in 2003. Since that time, Petersen has
managed an operating division for Civitas, including serving in his
current role since 2007.

The Redwood Operating Group is the largest of the Company's four
operating groups and provides home and community-based services for
individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). For
the 12-month period ending June 30, 2018 I/DD services generated
approximately 64% of the Company's total gross revenue.

The Company will begin a nation-wide search for Mr. Petersen's
replacement immediately. In the interim, Brett I. Cohen, the Company's
Chief Operating Officer, will also assume the role of Redwood Operating
Group President.

About Civitas

Civitas Solutions, Inc. is the leading national provider of home- and
community-based health and human services to must-serve individuals with
intellectual, developmental, physical or behavioral disabilities and
other special needs. Since its founding in 1980, it has evolved from a
single residential program to a diversified national network offering an
array of quality services in 36 states.

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