Outlook for Adjusted EBITDA in First Quarter and Full Year 2013

The Company confirms its previously announced Outlook for 2013 Adjusted EBITDA of $1.325 billion to $1.425 billion. The $1.375 billion mid-point of this Outlook range is slightly above the current consensus estimate. For the first quarter of 2013, the Outlook range for Adjusted EBITDA is $250 million to $290 million. This first quarter Outlook excludes any contribution related to the managed care portion of the 30 month California Provider Fee program, which is now expected to contribute $53 million to Adjusted EBITDA in our quarter ending June 30, 2013.

Management’s Webcast Discussion of Fourth Quarter Results

Tenet management will discuss the Company’s fourth quarter 2012 results on a 10:00 AM (ET) webcast on February 26, 2013. This webcast may be accessed through Tenet’s website at www.tenethealth.com/investors.

Additional information regarding Tenet’s quarterly results of operations, including detailed tabular operational data, is contained in its Form 10-K report, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and posted on the Tenet investor relations website before the webcast. This press release includes certain non-GAAP measures, such as Adjusted EBITDA. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures included in this release is included in the financial tables at the end of this release.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a leading health care services company, through its subsidiaries operates 49 hospitals, 117 outpatient centers and Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process solutions for health care providers that serves over 600 hospital and other clients nationwide. Tenet’s hospitals and related health care facilities are committed to providing high quality care to patients in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.tenethealth.com.

This document contains “forward-looking statements” – that is, statements relating to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” or “will.” Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Particular uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements include the factors disclosed under “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in our Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2012, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, periodic reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information or future events or developments.

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