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UHS Universal Health Services

Filed: 9 Aug 21, 9:03am

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 9, 2021

 

UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

1-10765

 

23-2077891

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(Commission

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Incorporation or Organization)

 

File Number)

 

Identification No.)

UNIVERSAL CORPORATE CENTER

367 SOUTH GULPH ROAD

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania 19406

(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (610) 768-3300

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class B Common Stock

UHS

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

 


 

 

 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

Universal Health Services, Inc. (the “Company”) has received commitments from a syndicate of lenders to amend and restate its credit agreement, dated as of November 15, 2010 (as previously amended from time to time, the “Existing Credit Agreement”; and the Existing Credit Agreement as amended and restated, the “Amended and Restated Credit Agreement”), among the Company, as borrower, the several banks and other financial institutions from time to time parties thereto, as lenders, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the other agents party thereto. The Company intends that the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement will, among other things, replace certain senior secured credit facilities outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement with a new revolving credit facility of up to $1.2 billion and a new replacement tranche A term loan facility of up to $1.7 billion.

The replacement revolving credit facility is expected to be a five-year revolving facility in the initial amount of up to $1.2 billion, available on a revolving basis commencing on the effective date of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Effective Date”) and ending on the date that is five years after the Effective Date.

The replacement tranche A term loan facility, in the amount of up to $1.7 billion, is expected to mature on the date that is five years after the Effective Date (the “Tranche A Maturity Date”). The tranche A term loans are expected to be repayable for the first eight quarters in equal quarterly installments (commencing December 31, 2021) in an aggregate annual amount equal to 2.5% of the original principal amount of the tranche A term loan facility and thereafter in equal quarterly installments in an aggregate annual amount equal to 5% of the original principal amount of the tranche A term loan facility. The balance of the tranche A term loans will be payable on the Tranche A Maturity Date.

The Company intends to use the tranche A term loan facility under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and other financing to repay term loans outstanding under its Existing Credit Agreement (including all of the outstanding borrowings under the tranche B term loan facility, which is expected to be terminated in connection with the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement), and for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of other indebtedness.

The transactions described above are subject to the execution of definitive documentation and other customary closing conditions and there can be no assurance that the transactions will be consummated.

The information provided under this Item 7.01 is being furnished pursuant to Regulation FD and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section.

The information provided under this Item 7.01 shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this Current Report on Form 8-K that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.

Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” that reflect our current estimates, expectations and projections about our future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, the information concerning our possible future results of operations, business and growth strategies, financing plans, expectations that regulatory developments or other matters will not have a material adverse effect on our business or financial condition, our competitive position and the effects of competition, the projected growth of the industry in which we operate, and the benefits and synergies to be obtained from our completed and any future acquisitions, and statements of our goals and objectives, and other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “appears,” “projects” and similar expressions, as well as statements in future tense, identify forward-looking statements. In evaluating those statements, you should specifically consider various factors, including the risks related to healthcare industry trends and those set forth herein and those detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by which, such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking information is based on information available at the time and/or our good faith belief with respect to future events, and is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements.

Given these uncertainties, risks and assumptions, as outlined above, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Our actual results and financial condition could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made. We assume no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except as may be required by law. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.  

 

 


 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Universal Health Services, Inc.

 

By:

 

/s/ Steve Filton

Name: Steve Filton

Title: Executive Vice President and

            Chief Financial Officer

Date: August 9, 2021