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Name:           Andrea Stradling
Phone:          (626) 397-5464

                         Huntington Hospital Elects New
                  Chairman and Members of the Board of Directors

        (PASADENA, CA – January 14, 2009) — James F. Rothenberg, president of Capital
Research and Management Company, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of
Huntington Hospital, effective January 1. He replaces Lois Matthews who remains on the board
in her role as hospital trustee.
        In addition to the election of Rothenberg, five new members will be joining the board in
January. They are Charles Elachi, Ph.D.; Winston Gooden, Ph.D.; David Kirchheimer; Kathleen
Good Podley and Ellen Lee.
        A long-time hospital trustee and Pasadena resident, Rothenberg has been associated with
The Capital Group Companies for 38 years. In addition to his role as chairman of Capital
Research and Management Company, Rothenberg is the non-executive chairman of The Capital
Group Companies, vice-chairman of Growth Fund of America and Fundamental Investors. He
received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and his Master in Business
Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a
past director of the Harvard Business School Association of Southern California and currently
serves on the boards of The Rand Corporation and Caltech. Mr. Rothenberg is also the treasurer
of Harvard University and is a member of the Harvard Corporation.
        New board member Dr. Elachi is the director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and
vice president of the California Institute of Technology. Over the past three decades, Dr. Elachi
has played many lead roles in earth and space exploration, particularly in developing the field of
space-borne imaging radar. He has chaired national and international committees concerning the
exploration of space. Dr. Elachi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the
University of Grenoble, France and Diplome Ingenieur in engineering from Polytechnic Institute
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also in Grenoble. He holds both a Master of Science and a doctoral degree in electrical sciences
from the California Institute of Technology.
         Also joining the Huntington board is Dr. Gooden, dean and associate professor of
psychology at Fuller’s School of Psychology. Dr. Gooden’s work examining the developmental
crises and transitions of early and middle adulthood has been published in a number of journal
articles and book chapters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, a Master of
Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, and a doctorate in clinical/community psychology
from Yale University. He is an active member of the American Psychological Association and
the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.
         David Kirchheimer joins the Huntington board from Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.,
where he has served as chief financial and administrative officer since 1995. Prior to joining
Oaktree, Kirchheimer’s experience included seven-year tenures at Republic Pictures Corporation
where he served as executive vice president and CFO and Price Waterhouse, where he began his
business career as an auditor. A certified public accountant, Kirchheimer holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree in economics from Colorado College and a Master of Business Administration from
the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves on the board of trustees of
Flintridge Preparatory School and the advisory council of the University of Chicago Booth
School of Business.
         A friend of Huntington Hospital for many years and a graduate of Stanford University,
Kathy Podley is a homemaker and community philanthropist. A resident of the San Gabriel
Valley since early childhood, Podley serves on the board of trustees for the Good Family
Foundation which, over the years, has made gifts to the hospital’s pediatric art therapy program
and the trauma center. Most recently, the Podley Family established an endowment for spiritual
care. Mrs. Podley volunteered at Huntington Hospital during her high school years and returned
to volunteer in 2000.
         Returning to the Huntington Hospital board where she previously served for six years,
Ellen Lee is a retired residential real estate broker and former clinical nutritionist. She holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in foods and nutrition from California State University, Los Angeles.
Immersing herself in numerous civic activities, Lee has worked with the Huntington Library in
fundraising for the Chinese Garden and currently serves on the president council for the Chinese
Garden. She is a member of the Blue Ribbon supporting the Music Center and participates in
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volunteer activities for school children in the Los Angeles School District.
       At the annual meting, the board thanked the following retiring members, Reed Gardiner,

Rary Simmons, Terry Caldwell, Leighton Hull, Julia Gouw and James Blitz, MD for their

service to Huntington Hospital and the community.

       Huntington Hospital is a 636-bed nonprofit hospital housing the only trauma center
in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley and home to regionally renowned programs
in cancer care, neurosciences and cardiovascular services. It is a world-class destination for the
treatment of epilepsy, prostate cancer, computer assisted joint replacement and robotic minimally
invasive bariatric surgeries and is an active teaching hospital with affiliations with USC, UCLA
and the City of Hope Medical Center. Consistent with its nonprofit mission, last year Huntington
Hospital provided more than $44 million in community benefit through charity care; benefits
directed at vulnerable populations; and health research, education and training. The hospital also
provided $32.4 million of additional support to the Medicare population and another $51 million
to fund programs that would otherwise be absent from the community, such as trauma care,
geriatric psychiatric services and a level three neonatal intensive care unit. For further
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