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U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series - Community Health Systems, Inc.



  U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series - Community Health Systems, Inc.

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- October 01, 2012

Fitch Ratings has published a 40-page company report on Community Health
Systems, Inc., the latest in Fitch's recurring 'Spotlight Series' of leveraged
finance reports.

Fitch's Spotlight Series of company reports provide in-depth credit analysis
on a high-profile U.S. leveraged issuer with a significant amount of debt
and/or complex capital structure. In addition to an operating, liquidity and
financial analysis, the report also provides:

--Capital Structure analysis with debt diagrams;

--Recovery Analysis;

--Detailed debt document summaries; and

--Industry Risk, Market Structure and Competition.

Previous Spotlight Series reports include:

--Caeser's Entertainment Corp. (Sept 5, 2012)

--Calpine Corporation (June 21, 2012)

--First Data Corporation (June 6, 2012)

--Clear Channel Communications Inc. (May 3, 2012)

--Nielsen Company B.V. (April 20, 2012)

--Dean Foods Company (April 20, 2012)

--MGM Resorts International (Feb. 2, 2012)

--Energy Future Holdings Corp. (Oct. 27, 2011)

--Del Monte Corporation (Nov. 17, 2011)

--Sprint Nextel Corp. Spotlight (Oct. 26, 2011)

--HCA, Inc. (Oct. 11, 2011)

--Toys 'R' Us, Inc. (Sept. 29, 2011)

Upcoming Spotlight Series reports include:

--Energy Future Holdings Corp. (update to Oct. 2011 report)

--Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd

--HCA, Inc. (update to Oct. 2011 report)

--Las Vegas Sands Corp.

--Univision Communications, Inc.

--U.S. Airways Group Inc.

The full report 'Community Health Systems, Inc.' is available on the Fitch web
site at: www.fitchratings.com/usleveragedfinance

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Recovery Ratings and Notching Criteria for Utilities' (May 3, 2012)'

--'Corporate Rating Methodology' (Aug. 12, 2011);

--'Parent and Subsidiary Rating Linkage' (Aug. 12, 2011);

--'Rating North American Utilities, Power, Gas, and Water Companies' (May 16,
2011);

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight - First Data Corporation'

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- MGM Resorts International'

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- Energy Future Holdings Corp.'

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- Del Monte Corporation'

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- HCA, Inc.'

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- Clear Channel' Communications, Inc.

--'U.S. Leverage Finance Spotlight -- Dean Foods Company'

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- Sprint Nextel Corp.'

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- Toys 'R' Us, Inc.'

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight: Nielsen Company B.V. (The)'

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- MGM Resorts International

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=666969

U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- Energy Future Holdings Corp.

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=653289

U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- Del Monte Corporation

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=655192

U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- Sprint Nextel Corp.

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=653926

U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- HCA, Inc.

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=651626

U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- Toys 'R' Us, Inc.

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=636270

U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight -- Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=676181

U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight: Nielsen Company B.V. (The)

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=539162

U.S. Leverage Finance Spotlight -- Dean Foods Company

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=675206

Recovery Ratings and Notching Criteria for Utilities

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=677735

Corporate Rating Methodology

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=647229

Parent and Subsidiary Rating Linkage

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=647210

Rating North American Utilities, Power, Gas, and Water Companies

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=625129

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Senior Director
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