HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced that Charles ("Chad") O. Holliday, Jr. has been elected as a new independent director of HCA's board of directors.

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Chad Holliday (Photo: Business Wire)

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Mr. Holliday has served as chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc since May 2015 and also serves as chairman of The National Academy of Engineering. He is also a director of CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd., a civil engineering firm. He worked for DuPont for 37 years, including serving as chief executive officer from 1998 to 2008 and chairman from 1999 to 2009. He is the former chairman of the US Council on Competitiveness and The World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He was appointed chairman of the Executive Committee, Sustainable Energy for ALL by the Secretary General of the United Nations and is a member of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

R. Milton Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer of HCA, commented, "We are excited to have Chad joining our board of directors. I am confident that HCA will benefit greatly from his extensive U.S. and international business leadership experience."

The addition of Mr. Holliday brings the number of HCA board members to twelve.

All references to "HCA" as used throughout this release refer to HCA Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.

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