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Stockholders of Civitas Solutions, Inc. Approve Merger with an Affiliate of Centerbridge Capital Partners, L.P.


Civitas Solutions, Inc. ("Civitas" or the "Company") (NYSE:CIVI) today
announced that its stockholders approved the proposed merger of Civitas
and Celtic Tier II Corp. ("Merger Sub"), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Celtic Intermediate Corp. ("Parent") and an affiliate of Centerbridge
Capital Partners, L.P., pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger,
dated as of December 18, 2018 (the "Merger Agreement"), by and among the
Company, Merger Sub and Parent. Subject to the terms of the Merger
Agreement, at the effective time of the merger, Merger Sub will merge
with and into Civitas, with Civitas surviving the merger as a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent.

Final voting results for Civitas' special meeting of stockholders will
be disclosed in a Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the "SEC"). The merger is expected to close on March 8,
2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

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.

About Centerbridge Capital Partners

Centerbridge Partners, L.P. is a private investment management firm
employing a flexible approach across investment disciplines – from
private equity to credit and related strategies, and real estate – in an
effort to find the most attractive opportunities for our investors and
business partners. The firm was founded in 2005 and as of September 2018
had approximately $27 billion in capital under management with offices
in New York and London. Centerbridge is dedicated to partnering with
world-class management teams across targeted industry sectors and
geographies to help companies achieve their operating and financial
objectives. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release may be considered
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding the
expected timing and likelihood of completion of the transaction and
other statements that are not historical facts. These forward-looking
statements generally include statements that are predictive in nature
and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and include
words such as "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "projects,"
"estimates," "expects," "intends," "strategy," "future," "opportunity,"
"may," "will," "should," "could," "potential," or similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and assumptions
that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements
speak only as of the date they are made, and Civitas undertakes no
obligation to update any of them publicly in light of new information or
future events. Actual results could differ materially from those
contained in any forward-looking statement as a result of various
factors, including, without limitation: (1) conditions to the closing of
the transaction may not be satisfied; (2) the transaction may involve
unexpected costs, liabilities or delays; (3) the outcome of any legal
proceedings related to the transaction; (4) the occurrence of any event,
change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of
the Merger Agreement; (5) the failure to obtain the necessary debt
financing arrangements set forth in the commitment letters received in
connection with the transaction; and (6) other risks to consummation of
the transaction, including the risk that the transaction will not be
consummated within the expected time period or at all. If the
transaction is consummated, Civitas' stockholders will cease to have any
equity interest in Civitas and will have no right to participate in its
earnings and future growth. Additional factors that may affect the
future results of Civitas are set forth in its filings with the SEC,
including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
September 30, 2018 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter
ended December 31, 2018, which are available on the SEC's website at
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

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