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HCA Files Common Stock Public Offering Registration Statement

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2010

HCA Inc. today filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to an initial public offering of $4 billion of common stock shares.

The stock will be sold by HCA and certain existing shareholders, according to a company statement. HCA anticipates that approximately $2.5 billion of the offering will be newly issued shares sold by HCA.

HCA owns 162 hospitals and 106 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states in the U.S. and England. It is the largest non-governmental hospital operator in the U.S.

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.

Cheryl Clark is senior quality editor and California correspondent for HealthLeaders Media. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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