Magellan Health Services Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

- Lowers guidance for the year -

Magellan Health Services Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Magellan Health Services Inc.David W. Carter860-507-1909orRenie Shapiro, 877-645-6464

Magellan Health Services Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) today reported financial results for the first quarter 2013, as summarized below. For the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the company reported net revenue of $821.8 million, segment profit of $69.2 million, and net income of $28.1 million or $1.01 per diluted common share. Segment profit represents income from operations before stock compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, interest expense, interest income, gain on sale of assets, special charges or benefits, and income taxes.

As of March 31, 2013, the company had unrestricted cash and investments of $312.5 million.

“Magellan had a strong first quarter, with good performance across our businesses,” said Barry M. Smith, chief executive officer. “This is an important year as we continue to execute on our Magellan Complete Care and Magellan Pharmacy Solutions initiatives. In each of those areas, we continue to build out our capabilities in order to fuel aggressive growth, and we are seeing traction in the market. Magellan Complete Care, for example, is well positioned for market entry in Florida, having just completed its review as part of the final regulatory approval process. We expect to begin enrolling members by the third quarter with the ultimate objective of becoming a specialty plan serving Medicaid recipients with Serious Mental Illness.

“During the quarter, we were disappointed about the award of the Maricopa County, Arizona contract to another vendor for the period beginning October 1, 2013. In response, we filed a formal protest regarding the State’s decision as well as a lawsuit against one of the sponsors of the winning vendor. Our initial protest was denied, and we intend to file an appeal. As we pursue those avenues, we continue to serve the people of Arizona with the highest standards of service. It’s important to put this one contract in perspective and assess it in light of our future growth opportunities.”

“Our strong results and financial position allow us to continue to invest in our Magellan Complete Care and Magellan Pharmacy Solutions strategies, which provides meaningful opportunities for future growth,” said Jonathan N. Rubin, chief financial officer.

“With regard to the full year 2013, we are revising our guidance and now expect net revenue in the range of $3.3 billion to $3.5 billion, net income of $90 million to $108 million, and segment profit of $245 million to $265 million. We are adjusting our diluted EPS guidance to be in the range of $3.27 to $3.93, which reflects the lower net income as well as the impact of share repurchase activity through April 25, 2013, but does not consider any potential future share repurchases. The decrease in our guidance is driven primarily by the assumption that our contract in Maricopa County does not extend beyond September 30, 2013, partially offset by the impact of favorable prior year care development and cost trends.”

Management will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. To participate in the conference call, interested parties should call 1-800-857-1812 and reference the pass code approximately 15 minutes before the start of the call. The conference call will also be available via a live Webcast at Magellan’s investor relations page at .

Headquartered in Avon, Conn., Magellan Health Services Inc. is a leading specialty health care management organization with expertise in managing behavioral health, radiology and specialty pharmaceuticals, as well as pharmacy benefits programs. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. As of March 31, 2013, Magellan’s customers include health plans, employers and government agencies, serving approximately 33.9 million members in our behavioral health business, 17.1 million members in our radiology benefits management segment, and 7.4 million members in our medical pharmacy management product. In addition, the pharmacy solutions segment served 41 health plans and employers, 24 states and the District of Columbia, and several pharmaceutical manufacturers. For more information, visit .

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical information provided herein, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements including, without limitation, statements regarding estimates of 2013 revenue, net income, segment profit, earnings per share, strategy and growth. These statements are based on management’s analysis, judgment, belief and expectation only as of the date hereof, and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “estimate,” “intend” and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially due to, among other things, the possible election of certain of the company’s customers to manage the health care services of their members directly; changes in rates paid to and/or by the company by customers and/or providers; higher utilization of health care services by the company’s risk members; delays, higher costs or inability to implement new business or other company initiatives; the impact of changes in the contracting model for Medicaid contracts; termination or non-renewal of customer contracts; the impact of new or amended laws or regulations; governmental inquiries; litigation; competition; operational issues; health care reform; and general business conditions. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the risks discussed in the “Risk Factors” section included within the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2013, and the company’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed during 2013. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of this release. Segment profit information referred to herein may be considered a non-GAAP financial measure. Further information regarding this measure, including the reasons management considers this information useful to investors, are included in the company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and on subsequent Form 10-Qs.