Methodist Healthcare - Memphis Hospitals Announces Termination of Tender Offers

NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Methodist Healthcare -- Memphis Hospitals ("Methodist") announced today that it has terminated the previously announced tender offer for certain designated maturities of the Bonds. The tender offer was extended on March 25, 2008 and was set to expire on April 9, 2008 at 5:00 pm, New York City time. The designated maturities for which the tender offer will be terminated is applicable to the following: for the Series 1985C Bonds, the Series 1985C Bonds maturing in 2014; for the Series 1995 Bonds, all maturities; and for the Series 1998 Bonds, the Series 1998 Bonds maturing in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018 (the "Designated Maturities"). All tendered Bonds will be promptly returned to holders.

Methodist is a Tennessee non-profit corporation that owns and operates four adult acute-care hospitals in the Memphis, Tennessee area (including Methodist University Hospital, South Hospital, North Hospital, and Germantown Hospital) and one pediatric acute-care hospital (Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center) with a combined licensed bed complement of 1,551 acute care beds and 44 skilled nursing beds. Methodist provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. Methodist is the largest affiliate of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare ("MLH"), a Tennessee non-profit corporation established for the primary purpose of supporting and extending the health and welfare ministries of the Memphis, Arkansas and Mississippi Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church. MLH is a health care delivery system which includes tertiary care, sub-acute care, hospice care, primary and specialty physician services and other health care services. MLH provides healthcare services to the residents of Memphis and portions of western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas and north Mississippi.

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. is acting as Dealer Manager for the tender offer. This communication is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer or solicitation to purchase any of the Bonds or as an official confirmation of any transaction. The tender offer is made only pursuant to the tender offer documents which may be obtained from D.F. King & Co., Inc., which is serving as Information Agent, at (800) 949-2583.

SOURCE Methodist Healthcare

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