NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES 1. Notice to all present employees of HCA Inc. and its affiliates: REQUESTS FOR COMMENTS BY THE An application is to be made to the Internal Revenue Service DEPARTMENT OF LABOR for a determination on the qualification of the following employee pension benefit plan (and on the exemption of the 11. The Department of Labor may not comment on behalf of related trust) which recently has been amended: interested parties unless requested to do so by the lesser of 10 employees or 10 percent of the employees who qualify as 2. Plan Name: HCA 401(k) Plan interested parties. The number of persons needed for the Department to comment with respect to this plan is 10. If you 3. Plan Number: 004 request the Department to comment, your comment must be in writing and must specify the matters upon which comments are 4. Name and address of the applicant: HCA Inc., One Park Plaza, requested, and must also include: (1) the information contained Nashville, TN 37203 in items 2 through 5 of this Notice; and (2) the number of persons needed for the Department to comment. 5. Employer Identification Number of the applicant: 75-2497104 A request to the Department to comment should be addressed 6. Name and address of the Plan Administrator: HCA Plan as follows: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Administration Committee, One Park Plaza, Nashville, TN Security Administration, Attn: 3001 Comment Request, U.S. 37203 Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. 7. The application will be filed on January 28, 2010, for an advance determination as to whether the plan meets the COMMENTS TO THE INTERNAL qualification requirements of Section 401(a) of the Internal REVENUE SERVICE Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, with respect to the plan’s amendment. The application will be filed with: EP 12. Comments submitted by you to EP Determinations must be in Determinations, Internal Revenue Service, Post Office Box writing and received by them by March 15, 2010. However, if 12192, Covington, Kentucky 41012-0192. there are matters that you request the Department of Labor to comment upon on your behalf, and the Department declines, 8. The employees eligible to participate under the Plan are all you may submit comments on these matters to EP employees who have attained age 18 and completed 2 months Determinations to be received by them within 15 days from the of service, except for (a) leased employees; (b) individuals time the Department notifies you that it will not comment on a classified as independent contractors or leased employees particular matter, or by March 15, 2010, whichever is later, but under a Participating Company’s customary worker not after March 29, 2010. A request to the Department to classification practices (whether or not such individuals are comment on your behalf must be received by it by February 12, actually employees); (c) employees who are members of a 2010, if you wish to preserve your right to comment on a collective bargaining unit, unless the terms of the collective matter upon which the Department of Labor declines to bargaining agreement require that the employees be eligible to comment, or by February 22, 2010, if you wish to waive that participate in the Plan; and (d) employees who have made a right. vow of poverty. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 9. The Internal Revenue Service has previously issued a determination letter with respect to the qualification of this 13. Detailed instructions regarding the requirements for plan. notification of interested parties may be found in Sections 17 and 18 of Revenue Procedure 2010-6. Additional information RIGHTS OF INTERESTED PARTIES concerning this application (including, where applicable, an updated copy of the plan and related trust; the application for 10. You have the right to submit to EP Determinations, at the determination; any additional documents dealing with the above address, either individually or jointly with other application that have been submitted to the Internal Revenue interested parties, your comments as to whether this plan meets Service; and copies of Section 17 of Revenue Procedure 2010- the qualification requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. 6) are available at HCA Inc. during normal business hours for inspection and copying. (There is a nominal charge for You may instead, individually or jointly with other interested copying and/or mailing.) parties, request the Department of Labor to submit, on your behalf, comments to EP Determinations regarding qualification W:\4518.003\2009 Form 5300 Filing\Notice.doc of the plan. If the Department declines to comment on all or some of the matters you raise, you may, individually, or jointly if your request was made to the Department jointly, submit your comments on these matters directly to EP Determinations.
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