HCA Inc. Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HCA Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of approximately $4 billion of shares of its common stock to be sold by HCA and certain existing shareholders.  It is anticipated that approximately $2.5 billion of the offering will consist of newly issued shares sold by HCA. Such amounts do not give effect to the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares to cover overallotments.  

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.  

When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, Attention: Prospectus Department (Tel: 212-449-1668), Citi, Prospectus Department, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 7th Floor, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, (Tel: 718-765-6813) or J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Ave., Edgewood, NY 11717 (Tel: 866-803-9204).

Through its 162 hospitals and 106 freestanding surgery centers across 20 states throughout the United States and in England, HCA is the largest non-governmental hospital operator in the United States and a leading comprehensive, integrated provider of health care and related services.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective.  These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.  This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

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