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MacKeyser Holdings LLC Announces Appointment of Experienced Turnaround Professional Thomas J. Allison, as Chief Executive Officer

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Terrie Robinson, Chief Financial Officer, has also been named Chief Operating Officer

LAS VEGAS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MacKeyser Holdings LLC, the parent company of American Optical Services, Inc. and Exela Hearing Services, LLC, announced today that Thomas J. Allison has been appointed CEO. Tom is an experienced turnaround executive with over 30 years of experience and has led successful turnarounds for major healthcare organizations including in the physician services industry. Tom has also served as global head of restructuring of several pre-eminent turnaround firms including Arthur Andersen, Huron Consulting and Mesirow Financial.  In addition to the appointment of the new CEO, Terrie Robinson, the current CFO will take on the role of COO. Tom and Terrie replace Pierre Keyser who was terminated last week along with former COO Erica Perreira.

"I look forward to working with the AOS and Exela teams," said Tom. "The company is facing a number of challenges but with diligence, teamwork, and transparency, I am confident we will be able to build and maximize the company's value for all of its stakeholders including its employees, customers, healthcare providers, creditors, vendors, and owners."

David Smith, chairman of the Board, stated:  "We are very fortunate to have Tom on board. His healthcare experience, impeccable credentials, and proven track record are a perfect fit for AOS and Exela."

MacKeyser Holdings LLC, owner of AOS and Exela, manages the first nationally integrated eye care and hearing systems provider with over 80 optical retail, optometry and ophthalmology locations in 14 states, and within certain locations, dedicated audiology and dispensing staff conduct diagnostics, fitting and dispensing of hearing systems. 

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