HCA Announces Special Dividend of $2.00 per Share and Record and Payable Dates
HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a special cash dividend of $2.00 per share to be paid to shareholders of record as of December 17, 2012 with a payment date of December 21, 2012. The dividend is expected to be funded through proceeds from the Company's recent offering of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2021.
HCA's ratio of debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA at September 30, 2012 was approximately 4.1x compared to 4.5x at December 31, 2011. The Company's ratio of debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA is estimated to have been approximately 4.5x on September 30, 2012 adjusted for financing transactions completed in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the anticipated impact of the special dividend and incremental financing.
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