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Community Health Systems, Inc. Announces Pricing of $1.775 Billion Junior-Priority Secured Notes


FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2021-- Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: CYH) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Issuer”), has priced an offering of $1.775 billion aggregate principal amount of its 6.875% Junior-Priority Secured Notes due 2029 (the “Notes”) (the “Notes Offering”). The sale of the Notes is expected to be consummated on or about February 2, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. The size of the Notes Offering was increased by $1.025 billion aggregate principal amount subsequent to the initial announcement of the Notes Offering.

The Issuer intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes Offering, together with cash on hand, to repurchase and/or redeem all of its outstanding Junior-Priority Secured Notes due 2023 (the “Junior-Priority 2023 Notes”) and to pay related fees and expenses. In particular, the Issuer intends to use the net proceeds from the Notes Offering, together with cash on hand, (i) to purchase all of the Issuer’s outstanding Junior-Priority 2023 Notes that are validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the cash tender offer announced on January 19, 2021, and (ii) if less than all of the outstanding Junior-Priority 2023 Notes are validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the cash tender offer, to redeem all of the Junior-Priority 2023 Notes that remain outstanding.

The Notes are being offered in the United States to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

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. Any offers of the Notes will be made only by means of a private offering memorandum. This notice is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135(c) under the Securities Act.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may include information that could constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risk and uncertainties. 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, except as otherwise required by law.

Investor Contacts:
Kevin J. Hammons, 615-465 7000
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ross W. Comeaux, 615-465-7012
Vice President – Investor Relations

Media Contact:
Tomi Galin, 615-628-6607
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs

Source: Community Health Systems, Inc.