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CIT Provides $20 Million Credit Facility for Protech Home Medical

PR Newswire - Mon Sep 21, 7:00AM CDT

NEW YORK , Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  CIT Group Inc.  (NYSE: CIT) today announced that its Healthcare Finance  group, part of the company's Commercial Finance  division, provided a $20 million senior secured credit facility for Protech Home Medical Corp. (TSXV: PTQ) (OTCQX: PTQQF), a leader in the home medical equipment industry focused on end-to-end respiratory care.

Based in Cincinnati, Ohio , Protech Home Medical provides clients with a broad range of in-home monitoring and disease management services, including end-to-end respiratory solutions for patients in the United States healthcare market. The credit facility will be used for general corporate purposes, acquisitions and ongoing business development.

"This senior credit facility with CIT is truly a momentous moment for Protech and I could not be prouder of the entire team for their continued hard work that led us to this very significant moment. With this new credit facility in place, we have added another tool in our toolbox that will further enable us to take the company through its next stage of growth with our key objectives in mind," Greg Crawford , chairman and CEO of Protech.

"Protech Home Medical is recognized as a leader in the home medical equipment industry, particularly with regard to respiratory care," said William Douglass , managing director and group head for CIT's Healthcare Finance  business. "We were pleased to arrange the financing to support their continued operations and ongoing business development objectives."

In connection with the financing, CIT is also providing a package of treasury management  and capital markets  services.

CIT's Healthcare Finance  unit, part of its Commercial Finance  division, provides comprehensive financing and banking solutions to middle market healthcare companies across the U.S. By using a client-focused and industry-centric model, the Healthcare Finance team can tailor its products and services to help clients meet their needs for growth capital.

About CIT

CIT is a leading national bank focused on empowering businesses and personal savers with the financial agility to navigate their goals. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with over a century of experience and operates a principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender). The company's commercial banking segment includes commercial financing, community association banking, middle market banking, equipment and vendor financing, factoring, railcar financing, treasury and payments services, and capital markets and asset management. CIT's consumer banking segment includes a national direct bank and regional branch network. Discover more at .

About Protech Home Medical Corp.

The Company provides in-home monitoring and disease management services including end-to-end respiratory solutions for patients in the United States healthcare market. It seeks to continue to expand its offerings to include the management of several chronic disease states focusing on patients with heart or pulmonary disease, sleep disorders, reduced mobility and other chronic health conditions. The primary business objective of the Company is to create shareholder value by offering a broader range of services to patients in need of in-home monitoring and chronic disease management. The Company's organic growth strategy is to increase annual revenue per patient by offering multiple services to the same patient, consolidating the patient's services and making life easier for the patient.


John M. Moran


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