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March 4, 2016

King & Spalding Advises Carmike Cinemas on Merger With AMC Entertainment Holdings

ATLANTA, March 4, 2016— King & Spalding announced that its client Carmike Cinemas, Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion, including the assumption of Carmike net indebtedness.

The King & Spalding team was led by corporate partners Alan J. Prince and William Baxley. It also included corporate partners Justin King and Rob Leclerc, corporate associates John Anderson, Sawyer Duncan and Scott Edwards; finance partners Cecilia Hong, Craig Lee and Carrie Ratliff; antitrust partner Jeff Spigel and John Carroll; tax partner John Sweet; executive compensation and employee benefits matters counsel Mark Kelly; litigation partner Michael Smith; intellectual property partner Scott Petty; and labor and employment counsel Scott Mario.

Ranked as one of the world’s leading advisors in M&A transactions worldwide, King & Spalding has been representing its clients—from Fortune 100 corporations, to investment banks, to emerging growth and middle-market companies, to private equity funds—for decades in the most sophisticated transactions covering the full spectrum of mergers and acquisitions transactions.

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