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LifePoint Hospitals Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Results.

Fourth Quarter Revenue of $893.3 Million Up 14.3% Over Prior Year

Company Issues 2013 Adjusted

 Guidance of $540 – $570 million

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, Tenn. — LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (

: LPNT) today
announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended
 see month.

For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, revenues from

continuing operations

Parts of a business that are expected to be maintained as an ongoing segment of an overall business operation. Income and losses from continuing operations are reported separately if any segments have been discontinued during the
 were $893.3 million, up 14.3% from $781.3 million
for the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations


 to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. stockholders for the fourth
quarter ended December 31, 2012, decreased 3.3% to $36.5 million, or
$0.76 per
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1. To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water.

2. To lessen the force, strength, purity, or brilliance of, especially by admixture.
 share, compared with $37.7 million, or $0.78 per
diluted share, for the same period a year ago.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, revenues from continuing
operations were $3,391.8 million, up 12.1% from $3,026.1 million for
2011. Income from continuing operations attributable to LifePoint
Hospitals, Inc. stockholders for 2012 decreased 6.6% to $151.9 million,
or $3.14 per diluted share, compared with $162.7 million, or $3.22 per
diluted share, for 2011.

In commenting on the results,
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 F. Carpenter III, chairman and
chief executive officer of LifePoint Hospitals, said, “In the
fourth quarter, LifePoint delivered improved volumes, good cost
controls, strong
cash flow from operations

 and earnings at the top end
of our revised guidance range. We are identifying new opportunities to
purchase hospitals that we believe will complement our strategy to
develop regional integrated health systems. Our balanced approach to

 has allowed us to create value for shareholders, and
we look forward to the opportunities ahead in 2013.”

 see month.
 6, 2013, the Company
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1. To change for the better; improve:

 its senior secured credit
agreement with, among others,

, N.A., as administrative agent,
and the lenders party
1. To that, this, or it.

2. Archaic In addition to that; furthermore.



1. to that or it

 pursuant to which it issued $325.0 million
of incremental term loans (the “Incremental Term Loans”). The
Company currently intends to use the proceeds from the Incremental Term
Loans to
tr.v. re·pur·chased, re·pur·chas·ing, re·pur·chas·es
To buy (something) again.

The act of buying something that one previously sold or owned.

Noun 1.
 $225.0 million of its 3i% convertible senior


 debentures due August 15, 2025, that are putable by the
holders thereof to the Company on February 15, 2013, and, subject to
market conditions, callable by the Company on or after February 20,
2013, as well as to pay fees and expenses related to the issuance of the
Incremental Term Loans. The Company intends to use the remaining
proceeds of the Incremental Term Loans for general corporate

A listen-only

, as well as a 30-day replay, of LifePoint
Hospitals’ fourth quarter and year-end 2012 conference call will be
available on line at and today,
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, February 15, 2013, beginning at 10:00
a.m. Eastern Time.

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. is a leading hospital company focused on
providing quality healthcare services close to home. Through its
subsidiaries, LifePoint operates 57 hospital campuses in 20 states. With
a mission of “Making Communities Healthier[R],” LifePoint is
the sole community hospital provider in the majority of the communities
it serves. More information about the Company, which is headquartered in

Brentwood, Tennessee

, can be found on its website, All references to “LifePoint,”
“LifePoint Hospitals,” or the “Company” used in this
release refer to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. or its affiliates.

Important Legal Information. Certain statements contained in this
release, including LifePoint’s guidance for the year ended December
31, 2013, are based on current management expectations and are
“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A
of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to qualify
for the
safe harbor

 protections from liability provided by the
Securities Litigation Reform Act

 of 1995. Numerous factors exist which
may cause results to differ from these expectations. Many of the factors
that will determine our future results are beyond our ability to control
or predict with accuracy. Such forward-looking statements reflect the
current expectations and beliefs of the management of LifePoint, are not
guarantees of performance and are subject to a number of risks,
uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual
results to differ from those described in the forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements may also be subject to
other risk factors and uncertainties, including without limitation: (i)
the effects related to the enactment and implementation of healthcare
reform, the possible enactment of additional federal or state healthcare
reforms and possible changes in healthcare reform laws and other
federal, state or local laws or regulations affecting the healthcare
industry including the timing of the implementation of reform; (ii) the
extent to which states support increases, decreases or changes in

 national health insurance program in the United States for low-income persons; established in 1965 with passage of the Social Security Amendments and now run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
 programs, implement healthcare exchanges or alter the provision
of healthcare to state residents through regulation or otherwise; (iii)
delays in receiving payments for services provided, reductions in

 national health insurance program in the United States for persons aged 65 and over and the disabled. It was established in 1965 with passage of the Social Security Amendments and is now run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
 or Medicaid payments (including increased recoveries made by
Recovery Audit Contractors (

) and similar governmental agents),
compared to the timing of expanded coverage; (iv) reductions in
reimbursements from commercial payors, whether due to a change in our
revenue mix, service mix, reduction in commercial rates or otherwise;
(v) our ability to acquire hospitals and other healthcare providers on

1. Advantageous; helpful:

2. Encouraging; propitious:

 terms, the business risks and costs associated
1. With that, this, or it.

2. In addition to that.

3. Archaic Immediately thereafter.

Adv. 1.
the uncertainty in operating and integrating such hospitals and other
providers; (vi) our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of


 electronic health record technology and recognize income for
the related Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments ; (vii) the failure
or closure of employers in our markets, especially those that are
dependent on a small number of local employers; (viii) the growth of
“bad debt” and “patient due” accounts, the number of
individuals without insurance coverage (or who are
tr.v. un·der·in·sured, un·der·in·sur·ing, un·der·in·sures
To insure under a policy that provides inadequate benefits:
) who
seek care at our hospitals, and

The process or condition of becoming worse.
 in the collectability of
these accounts; (ix) changes in general economic conditions nationally
and regionally in our markets; (x) whether our core strategies will
result in anticipated operating results, including measureable quality
and satisfaction improvements; (xi) whether our efforts to reduce the
cost of providing healthcare while increasing the quality of care are
successful; (xii) the ability to attract,

 and retain qualified
physicians, nurses, medical technicians and other healthcare
professionals and the increasing costs associated with doing so,
including the direct costs associated with employing physicians and
other healthcare professionals; (xiii) the loss of certain physicians in
markets where such a loss can have a
Out of proportion, as in size, shape, or amount.

 impact on our
hospital in such market; (xiv) the application, interpretation and
enforcement of increasingly stringent and complex laws and regulations

v. gov·erned, gov·ern·ing, gov·erns
1. To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; exercise sovereign authority in.

 our operations and healthcare generally (and changing
interpretations of applicable laws and regulations), related enforcement
activity and the potentially adverse impact of known and unknown
government investigations,

 and other claims that may be made
against us; (xv) any

 of or

 in our access to
licensed information (and information technology systems) or failure in
our ability to integrate changes to LifePoint’s existing
information systems or information systems of acquired hospitals; (xvi)
the highly competitive nature of the health care business; (xvii)
adverse events in states where a large portion of our revenues are
concentrated; (xviii) the availability and terms of capital to fund the
expansion of our business and improvements to our existing facilities,
and any changes in accounting practices; (xix) liabilities resulting
from potential
 failure to provide professional services with the skill usually exhibited by responsible and careful members of the profession, resulting in injury, loss, or damage to the party contracting those services.
 and related legal claims brought against our
hospitals or the healthcare providers associated with, or employed by,
such hospitals or
v. af·fil·i·at·ed, af·fil·i·at·ing, af·fil·i·ates
1. To adopt or accept as a member, subordinate associate, or branch:
 entities; (xx) our increased dependence on
third parties to provide purchasing, revenue cycle and

and information technology and whether they are able to do so
effectively; (xxi) the continued viability of Duke – LifePoint
Healthcare and our partnership with Duke University Medical Center; and
(xxii) those other risks and uncertainties described from time to time
in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Specifically, without limiting the cautionary statements made above,
with respect to our guidance for the year ended December 31, 2013,
management has assumed, among other things, that (1) RAC activity and
the level of one day stays in 2013 will be similar to that in 2012 and
(2) governmental and commercial
 n. The one who must make payment on a promissory note.
 reimbursements will remain as
projected. Therefore, our future results may differ materially from
those described in this release. LifePoint 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.

All references to “our,” “LifePoint,”
“LifePoint Hospitals” and the “Company” as used
throughout this release refer to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and its

in millions, except Diluted EPS amounts

Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company as earnings before
depreciation and amortization; interest expense, net; debt
extinguishment costs; impairment charges; provision for income taxes;
loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes; and net
income attributable to noncontrolling interests. LifePoint’s
management and Board of Directors use Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the
Company’s operating performance and as a measure of performance for
incentive compensation purposes. LifePoint’s
credit facilities


Adjusted EBITDA for certain financial covenants. The Company believes
Adjusted EBITDA is a measure of performance used by some investors,
equity analysts and others to make informed investment decisions. In
addition, multiples of current or projected Adjusted EBITDA is used to
estimate current or prospective enterprise value. Adjusted EBITDA should
not be considered as a measure of financial performance under U.S.

generally accepted accounting principles


See generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
“), and the
items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA is significant components in
understanding and assessing financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA
should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net
income, cash flows generated by operating, investing or financing
activities or other financial statement data presented in the

consolidated financial statements

 as an

 of financial
performance or liquidity. Because Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement
determined in

 with GAAP and is
 /sus·cep·ti·ble/ ()
1. readily affected or acted upon.

2. lacking immunity or resistance and thus at risk of infection.

 to varying
calculations, Adjusted EBITDA as presented may not be comparable to
other similarly titled measures of other companies.

The following table reconciles Adjusted EBITDA as presented above to
net income attributable to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. as reflected in the
unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations:

The following table reconciles Estimated Adjusted EBITDA as
presented for the Company’s 2013 guidance: