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HCA Files Registration for IPO

May 7, 2010
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HCA Inc. (Nashville) has filed a registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of approximately $4 billion of shares of its common stock to be sold by HCA and certain existing shareholders. The company expects that approximately $2.5 billion will represent new shares sold by HCA.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi and J.P. Morgan are serving as joint book-running managers of the offering and representatives of the underwriters. Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Securities are also acting as joint book-running managers of the offering.

Through its 162 hospitals and 106 freestanding surgery centers across 20 states throughout the U.S. and in England, HCA is the largest non-governmental hospital operator in the nation. It is an integrated provider of healthcare and related services.

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