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Community Health Systems Completes Spinoff of Quorum Health Corporation

Client Type: Public Company

We represented Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) in the spinoff of Quorum Health Corporation and disposition of 38 hospitals. As a result of the spinoff, QHC (NYSE: QHC) is now an independent public company that owns or leases a portfolio of 38 hospitals with an aggregate of 3,582 licensed beds. The hospitals are geographically diversified across 16 states, primarily located in cities or counties having populations of 50,000 or less. QHC also operates Quorum Health Resources, LLC, a leading hospital management advisory and consulting services business.

In connection with the spinoff, we also represented QHC in a 144A offering of $400,000,000 of 11.625% senior notes. Underwriters included Credit Suisse; UBS Investment Bank; BofA Merrill Lynch; Citigroup; J.P. Morgan; RBC Capital Markets; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey; and Wells Fargo Securities.

In addition, we represented CHS in a public tender offer for up to $900,000,000 of senior notes underwritten by Credit Suisse.

CHS (NYSE: CYH) remains 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. After giving effect to the spinoff noted above, through its subsidiaries, CHS currently owns, leases or operates 160 affiliated hospitals in 22 states with an aggregate of nearly 27,000 licensed beds.

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