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HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, HCA Inc., proposes to offer, subject to market and other considerations, $2 billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes and senior unsecured notes. Actual terms of the notes, including interest rate and principal amount, will depend on market conditions at the time of pricing. HCA Inc. intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of its existing term loan B-1 facility, due November, 2013 and the financing of a dividend to stockholders of HCA Holdings, Inc.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo Securities
are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from:
BofA Merrill Lynch
222 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Attention: Prospectus Department
You may also visit
www.sec.gov to obtain an electronic copy of the prospectus and related preliminary prospectus supplement.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Information provided and statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act, Section 21E of the Exchange Act and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements only speak as of the date of this press release and HCA assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release. Such forward-looking statements include the expected use of proceeds from the offering. These statements often include words such as “approximate,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate” or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about HCA’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond HCA’s control. Accordingly, readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or occurrence of events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Although HCA believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, expectations may prove to have been materially different from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by law, HCA also disclaims any obligation to update its view of any such risks or uncertainties or to announce publicly the result of any revisions to the forward-looking statements made in this press release.