BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 17, 2002 (BW HealthWire) -- LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
(NASDAQ:LPNT) announced today the pricing of a private placement of $200 million
of its 4 1/2% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2009. The offering is expected
to close on May 22, 2002. The Company has also granted the initial purchasers an
option to acquire, within thirty days, an additional $50 million of notes. The
notes are convertible into shares of LifePoint Common Stock at a conversion
price of $47.36 per share, which represents a 30% conversion premium over the
closing price on May 16, 2002.
LifePoint Hospitals intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for general
corporate purposes, which may include capital improvements on its existing
facilities, repurchases of its 10 3/4% senior subordinated notes and working
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of
an offer to buy securities. Any offers of the securities will be made only by
means of a private offering memorandum. These securities have not been
registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws
of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States
absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration
requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. operates 23 hospitals in non-urban areas.
Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, LifePoint Hospitals is affiliated with
over 7,000 employees.
The above statements include forward-looking statements based on current
management expectations. Numerous factors exist which may cause results to
differ from these expectations. Many of the factors that will determine the
Company's future results are beyond the ability of the Company to control or
predict. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties relating to the
Company, including, without limitation, (i) whether market conditions or other
circumstances enable LifePoint to complete the proposed offering of convertible
notes, and (ii) those risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular,
the closing of the notes offering is subject to customary closing conditions,
and, were the closing not to occur because any of those conditions was not
satisfied or for any other reason, LifePoint would not receive proceeds from the
offering or be able to use those proceeds for the purposes described above.
Therefore, the Company's actual results may differ materially. The Company
undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, or to make
any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.
CONTACT: LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
Michael J. Culotta, 615/372-8512
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