Tenet Healthcare Names New Independent Director Ronald A. Rittenmeyer to Board of Directors

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) today announced that Ronald A. Rittenmeyer, former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), has been named to its board of directors. Rittenmeyer joins the board as an independent director. He fills a vacancy created in May 2010 through the retirement of former Tenet board member Don Williams. Rittenmeyer will serve on the audit and compensation committees.

Rittenmeyer, 63, served at EDS from 2005 to 2008. He has also held senior leadership positions across multiple industries, including managing director of The Cypress Group, a private equity firm; chairman, CEO and president of Safety-Kleen, Inc.; CEO and president of AmeriServe Food Distribution; chairman, CEO and president of RailTex, Inc.; president and COO of Ryder TRS, Inc.; president and COO of Merisel; COO of Burlington Northern Railroad; and a variety of senior management roles with PepsiCo’s Frito Lay and PepsiCo’s Foods International Divisions. In April 2010, the Department of Treasury appointed Rittenmeyer to serve as an independent director of American International Group, Inc.

“We’re pleased to have Ron join our board. He brings a valuable perspective on leadership and operations across a multitude of industries and economic environments,” said Tenet’s non-executive Chairman Edward A. Kangas.

“Ron’s track record as a CEO is outstanding, and I look forward to the many contributions he will make to Tenet and to our board,” said Tenet’s president and CEO Trevor Fetter.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a health care services company whose subsidiaries and affiliates own and operate acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic imaging centers. 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.

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