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OPKO Health Refinances Bio-Reference Laboratories Credit Facility

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) today announced today that it has successfully closed on a new five-year $175.0 million secured revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase. The new facility replaced Bio-Reference Laboratories’ previous $120.0 million secured revolving credit facility.

“The improved terms will provide us with the ability to leverage Bio-Reference’s earnings and balance sheet while lowering our overall cost of capital.”

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"We are excited to enter into a partnership with one of the world's premier banking institutions, JPMorgan Chase," commented Phillip Frost, MD, Chairman & CEO of OPKO. "The improved terms will provide us with the ability to leverage Bio-Reference’s earnings and balance sheet while lowering our overall cost of capital."

About OPKO Health, Inc.

OPKO Health, Inc. is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets. Our diagnostics business includes Bio-Reference Laboratories, the nation's third-largest clinical laboratory with a core genetic testing business and a 420-person sales force to drive growth and leverage new products, including the 4Kscore® prostate cancer test and the Claros®1 in-office immunoassay platform. Our pharmaceutical business features Rayaldee™, a treatment for SHPT in stage 3-4 CKD patients with vitamin D insufficiency (March 29, 2016 PDUFA date)...


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