Community Health Systems, Inc. Announces Pricing of Upsized Senior Secured Notes Offering

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--()--Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) (the “Company”) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Issuer”) has priced an offering (the “offering”) of $2,200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (the “Notes”). The size of the offering was increased by $450,000,000 aggregate principal amount subsequent to the initial announcement of the offering.

The sale of the Notes is expected to be consummated on or about March 16, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. The offering is being made by means of an underwritten public offering pursuant to an automatic shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to purchase any and all of the Issuer’s 5.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 (the “2018 Notes”) that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the cash tender offer announced on March 2, 2017, to redeem all of the 2018 Notes that are not purchased pursuant to the tender offer, to repay $1.445 billion aggregate principal amount of certain term loans outstanding under its amended and restated credit facility, to pay related fees and expenses and the remainder, if any, for general corporate purposes.

The underwriters in connection with the offering are Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., UBS Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, BBVA Securities Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Fifth Third Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Regions Securities LLC and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, these documents may be obtained from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC by directing a request to Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Document Retention, 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, or by calling (800) 221-1037 (toll-free).

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Such an offer can only be made by delivery of a prospectus and prospectus supplement, if applicable, that have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Community Health Systems, Inc.

Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in communities across the country. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns, leases or operates 158 hospitals in 22 states with an aggregate of approximately 26,000 licensed beds.

The Company’s headquarters are located in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. Shares in Community Health Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CYH.”

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release regarding the proposed transactions and other events are forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. Actual future events or results may differ materially from these statements. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Community Health Systems, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K, current reports on Form 8-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These filings identify important risk factors and other uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts

Community Health Systems, Inc.
Investor Contacts:
W. Larry Cash, 615-465-7000
President of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer
or
Ross W. Comeaux, 615-465-7012
Senior Director – Investor Relations
or
Media Contact:
Tomi Galin, 615-628-6607
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs

Contacts

Community Health Systems, Inc.
Investor Contacts:
W. Larry Cash, 615-465-7000
President of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer
or
Ross W. Comeaux, 615-465-7012
Senior Director – Investor Relations
or
Media Contact:
Tomi Galin, 615-628-6607
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs