HCA Announces Proposed Public Offering of $2 Billion Senior Notes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- October 16, 2012
HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) today announced that its wholly owned
subsidiary, HCA Inc., proposes to offer, subject to market and other
considerations, $2 billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes
and senior unsecured notes. Actual terms of the notes, including interest rate
and principal amount, will depend on market conditions at the time of pricing.
HCA Inc. intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for general
corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of its existing term loan
B-1 facility, due November, 2013 and the financing of a dividend to
stockholders of HCA Holdings, Inc.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman,
Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as the joint
book-running managers for the offering.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may
be obtained from:
BofA Merrill Lynch
222 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Attention: Prospectus Department
You may also visit www.sec.gov to obtain an electronic copy of the prospectus
and related preliminary prospectus supplement.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any
jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior
to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Information provided and statements contained in this press release that are
not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act, Section 21E of the Exchange Act and the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements only speak as of the date of this press release and HCA assumes no
obligation to update the information included in this press release. Such
forward-looking statements include the expected use of proceeds from the
offering. These statements often include words such as “approximate,”
“believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate” or similar
expressions. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and
are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about HCA’s
industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management,
many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond HCA’s
control. Accordingly, readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking
statements are not guarantees of future performance or occurrence of events
and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are
difficult to predict. Although HCA believes that the expectations reflected in
such forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made,
expectations may prove to have been materially different from the results
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise
required by law, HCA also disclaims any obligation to update its view of any
such risks or uncertainties or to announce publicly the result of any
revisions to the forward-looking statements made in this press release.
All references to the “Company” and “HCA” as used through this release refer
to HCA Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.
HCA Holdings, Inc.
Mark Kimbrough, 615-344-2688
Ed Fishbough, 615-344-2810
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