Franklin, Tenn. — Acadia Healthcare today announced a public offering of 8.3 million shares of its common stock, pursuant to a registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company also plans to grant underwriters an option to acquire an additional 1.25 million shares to cover over-allotments. In October, PHC Inc. approved its merger with Acadia and Acadia Merger Sub, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Acadia. At that time, the merger was expected to close on Nov. 1. Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Citigroup will serve as joint book-running managers in the offering. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Avondale Partners, LLC are acting as co-managers. For more information, visitwww.acadiahealthcare.com.