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Community Health Systems Inc (CYH.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Wayne Smith

71 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

Tim Hingtgen

49 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Aaron

54 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Martin Bonick

43 2014 Division President - Division I Operations

Robert Horrar

51 2015 Division President — Division III Operations

John McClellan

48 2016 President - Division IV Operations

Lynn Simon

57 2014 President - Clinical Services and Chief Quality Officer

Paul Smith

53 2015 Division President — Division VI Operations

Kevin Hammons

51 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Benjamin Fordham

64 2017 Senior Vice President, Interim General Counsel, Chief Litigation Counsel

Julia North

70 2017 Lead Independent Director

Michael Dinkins

62 2017 Director

K. Ranga Krishnan

61 2017 Director

John Clerico

75 2003 Independent Director

James Ely

60 2009 Independent Director

John Fry

57 2004 Independent Director

William Jennings

73 2008 Independent Director

H. James Williams

62 2015 Independent Director

Ross Comeaux

2016 Senior Director – Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Wayne Smith

Mr. Wayne T. Smith is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Community Health Systems, Inc. He joined us in January 1997 as President, a position he held until January 2014. Since April 1997, he has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. In 2001, he was elected Chairman of our Board of Directors. Prior to joining us, Mr. Smith was president and chief operating officer of Humana Inc., where he served in various management positions during 23 years with that company, and as a director from 1993 to 1996. He currently serves on the board of directors of Praxair, Inc. and serves on its compensation committee (former chair). Mr. Smith also serves on the board of trustees of Auburn University. He previously served on the board of directors of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, an owner and operator of radio stations and producer and distributor of radio programming, where he also served on its audit committee. Mr. Smith is a past-chair and current board member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of American Hospitals and Nashville Health Care Council. Mr. Smith is one of the most tenured executives in the healthcare industry, with decades of experience in both the hospital sector and the managed care sector. He has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare each of the 15 years Modern Healthcare has published the peer voted list, ranking number 23 in 2016. Institutional Investor magazine has also named Smith a Top CEO for the healthcare facilities sector several times over the past decade. His service on other companies’ boards of directors provides him with insights and experiences to support his leadership of the Company and its Board of Directors. Mr. Smith has been honored year after year by investor organizations as being one of the top chief executive officers in the institutional provider segment of the healthcare sector.

Tim Hingtgen

Mr. Tim L. Hingtgen has been re-designated as President, Chief Operating Officer of Company., effective September 1, 2016. He joined us in 2008 as a vice president of division operations, and, in January 2014, he was promoted to division president. In that position, he oversaw the operations of our affiliated hospitals in Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In May 2016, Mr. Hingtgen was promoted again to executive vice president of operations. In that position he worked directly with the Company’s chief executive officer, chief operating officer and chief financial officer to advance the Company’s strategic priorities and to help elevate operational and financial performance in key markets. Mr. Hingtgen has over 20 years of healthcare management experience. Prior to joining us, he held chief operating officer and chief executive officer positions at for-profit hospitals in Arizona, Indiana and Nevada from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Hingtgen has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As the Company’s chief operating officer, Mr. Hingtgen brings a new and deep perspective on the strategic development of the Company and its business lines, as well as the operation of hospitals, outpatient care centers, and networked delivery systems. His vision and implementation of the corporate-wide efforts to strengthen the Company’s overall operations and support of organic growth and the delivery of high quality healthcare services are needed inputs on the Board’s development of its agenda.

Thomas Aaron

Mr. Thomas J. Aaron is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Aaron, joined the Company in November 2016 as Senior Vice President – Finance. Prior to that, he was with Deloitte & Touche LLP for 32 years. Mr. Aaron served as Deloitte’s Tennessee Managing partner from 2006 to 2016. His healthcare industry experience at Deloitte includes audits of public and private companies, strategy and operations improvement consulting, mergers and acquisitions, financing and public equity offering services, and participation in numerous board and committee meetings. As a partner at Deloitte, Mr. Aaron was the lead client service and lead assurance partner on the Company’s external audit from 1996 to 2003 and from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Aaron received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky. He serves as a Master’s of Accounting Advisory Board member for the University of Kentucky and for Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Martin Bonick

Mr. Martin J. Bonick is Division President — Division I Operations of Community Health Systems, Inc. He joined us in 2011 as a vice president of division operations bringing more than 18 years of for-profit and non-profit healthcare leadership experience. In January 2014, he was promoted to Division President. He oversees the operations of our affiliated hospitals in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bonick served as chief executive officer of Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky from 2008 to 2011 as well as senior vice president of operations for its parent company, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare. Prior to that, Mr. Bonick served as chief executive officer of Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2005 to 2008. He has dual master’s degrees in healthcare administration and information management from Washington University in St. Louis.

Robert Horrar

Mr. Robert O. Horrar is Division President — Division III Operations of the Company. He joined us in 1998 as vice president of business development and managed care. From 2011 through 2015, he served as vice president of division operations with responsibility for affiliated hospitals in Texas. In January 2016, he was promoted to Division President. He oversees the operations of affiliated hospitals in Indiana, Tennessee and West Virginia. Prior to joining us, Mr. Horrar was with Humana, Inc. for over 11 years and held several key management positions, including executive director for Nevada operations. He holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.

John McClellan

Mr. John W. McClellan is President - Division IV Operations of the Company. He joined us in 2009 as a vice president of division operations. In that role, he supported operations in affiliated hospitals in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. In May 2016, he was promoted to Division President. Mr. McClellan oversees the operations of affiliated hospitals in New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Mr. McClellan has over twenty years of healthcare management experience. Prior to joining us, Mr. McClellan was with another hospital management company for 13 years, where he served as chief executive officer of hospitals in Florida, Missouri and North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Kentucky.

Lynn Simon

Dr. Lynn T. Simon, M.D., is President - Clinical Services and Chief Quality Officer of the Company. She has leadership responsibilities for all aspects of clinical operations, including quality and safety, clinical service lines, nursing, and case management. She also oversees medical staff relations, physician practice management, clinical integration and telemedicine initiatives, medical informatics and corporate support areas such as pharmacy, medical imaging, laboratory and hospital-based physician services. Upon joining us in 2010 and until she assumed her current position in January 2014, Dr. Simon served as senior vice president and chief quality officer. She is also a director of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a provider of post-acute care services, and she serves on its audit committee and its quality of care and patient outcomes committee. Prior to joining us, Dr. Simon served as vice president of medical affairs at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky from 2004 to 2005 and as senior vice president and chief medical officer of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare from 2005 to 2010, following the merger of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare. She was a full-time practicing neurologist in Louisville, Kentucky from 1989 until 2005. She has a medical degree from the University of Louisville and a master’s degree in business administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville. Dr. Simon was named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders list the last two years and to Modern Healthcare’s biennial Top 25 Women in Healthcare list in 2015 and 2017.

Paul Smith

Mr. Paul P. Smith is Division President — Division VI Operations of the Company. He joined us in 2008 as a vice president of division operations, supporting operations in affiliated hospitals across the southeast. In January 2016, he was promoted to Division President. He oversees the operations of affiliated hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Prior to joining us, Mr. P. Smith was with another hospital management company for 14 years, where he served as a vice president and as chief executive officer of a hospital in North Carolina. He has master’s degrees in both business and health administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Kevin Hammons

Mr. Kevin J. Hammons is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Community Health Systems, Inc. . He is responsible for SEC reporting matters, as well as overseeing other accounting and financial reporting matters, including consolidations, income taxes, budgeting and the design and implementation of financial systems and processes. Mr. Hammons joined us in 1997 and, in 2002, he was promoted to assistant vice president, financial reporting. In 2005, he was promoted to vice president, financial reporting. In 2012, he was promoted to vice president and chief accounting officer, and in January 2014, he was promoted to senior vice president. Prior to joining us, he served in various positions in the assurance and advisory services practice at Ernst & Young LLP.

Benjamin Fordham

Mr. Benjamin Cleveland Fordham is Senior Vice President, Interim General Counsel, Chief Litigation Counsel of the Company. Mr. Fordham joined Community Health Systems in 2007 with 29-years of private practice experience in litigation, mergers and acquisitions, general business and health law. Mr. Fordham received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Duke University and his law degree from Vanderbilt University.

Julia North

Ms. Julia B. North is Lead Independent Director of the Company. She is currently retired. Over the course of her career, Ms. North served in many senior executive positions, including as president of consumer services for BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. from 1994 to 1997. After leaving BellSouth in 1997, she served as the president and chief executive officer of VSI Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer of video conferencing systems, until 1999. She currently serves on the board of directors of Acuity Brands, Inc., a provider of lighting fixtures and related products and services, and serves on its compensation committee and governance committee, with previous service on its audit committee. From 2011 until 2016, Ms. North served on the board of directors of Lumos Networks Corp., a fiber-based telecommunications service provider, where she served on its compensation committee (chair). She also previously served on the boards of directors of NTELOS Holdings Corp., a provider of wireless and wireline communications services, where she also served on its compensation committee and nominating and governance committee (chair); Simtrol, Inc., a developer of enterprise-class software solutions, where she also served on its audit committee and compensation committee; Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., a food retailer, where she also served on its compensation committee (chair), nominating and governance committee (chair), and audit committee; and MAPICS, Inc., a business application software and consulting company, where she also served on its compensation committee. Ms. North has extensive experience serving on boards of directors and brings those experiences to her service as our Lead Director and on the Board’s Compensation Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee. The breadth of the industries in which she has worked provides risk assessment perspectives that are different from the Company’s operations. Her operational experience in customer service, marketing, technical network design, and strategic planning bring

Michael Dinkins

Mr. Michael Dinkins is Director of the Company. He has extensive experience as a director and a chief financial officer of a publicly traded company. He brings considerable knowledge of complex financial and operational issues facing large organizations operating in challenging environments. From 2008 until 2012, Mr. Dinkins served on the board of directors of Integer Holdings Corp., a medical device outsource manufacturer and developer of high-end batteries for niche applications in medical and energy markets. In 2012, Mr. Dinkins resigned his board seat to serve as senior vice president, and then executive vice president, and chief financial officer of Integer Holdings until his retirement in March 2017. Prior to serving as chief financial officer of Integer Holdings, Mr. Dinkins served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of USI Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary company, from 2008 until 2012. From 2005 until 2008, Mr. Dinkins was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, Co., an insurance and risk management services company. Mr. Dinkins was vice president, global control & reengineering at Guidant Operation from 2004 to 2005 and vice president and chief financial officer for NCR Worldwide Customer Service Operation from 2002 to 2004. Prior to 2002, he held senior positions at Access Worldwide Communications, Cadmus Communications Group and General Electric Company. Mr. Dinkins is also a former director of LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Dinkins has served on the National Council on Compensation Insurance since 2015.

K. Ranga Krishnan

Dr. K. Ranga Krishnan is Director of the Company. He holds a medical degree from Madras Medical College in Madras, India, and has served as the dean and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush Medical College since 2015. He is also senior vice president of Rush University Medical Center, an internationally recognized academic health system in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Krishnan serves as a member of the board of directors of Singapore Health Services, the largest healthcare system in Singapore and also serves as chairman of the National Medical Research Council and the National Health Innovation Center in Singapore. From 2008 to 2015, Dr. Krishnan served as dean at the Duke-NUS Medical School, a joint venture between Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and the National University of Singapore in Singapore. Prior to and during his tenure at Duke-NUS Medical School, Dr. Krishnan was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, including service as chairman of psychiatry and behavioral sciences from 1998 to 2009. Dr. Krishnan is a member of several professional societies, including the American Psychiatric Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science. He has written three books and published more than 400 journal articles and 50 textbook chapters.

John Clerico

Mr. John A. Clerico is an Independent Director of the Company. He co-founded ChartMark Investments, Inc., a registered investment advisor providing portfolio management, investment consulting and financial planning solutions to individuals, small businesses and institutions, he has served as its chairman and as a registered financial advisor. From 2006 until 2012, Mr. Clerico served on the board of directors of Global Industries, Ltd., a provider of solutions for offshore oil and gas construction, engineering, project management and support services, with prior service on its audit, compensation and finance (chair) committees. In 2008, Mr. Clerico resigned from these committees upon his appointment as chairman of the board and interim chief executive officer. He stepped down as Global Industries, Ltd.’s interim chief executive officer in 2010 but continued to serve as chairman of its board through 2011, when Global Industries, Ltd. was acquired by Technip S.A. From 1992 to 2000, he served as an executive vice president and chief financial officer and a director of Praxair, Inc., a supplier of industrial gases and coatings and related services and technologies. From 1983 until its spin-off of Praxair, Inc. in 1992, he served as an executive officer of Union Carbide Corporation in various financial and accounting areas. Mr. Clerico currently serves on the board of directors of Educational Development Corporation, a trade publisher and distributor of children’s books, and serves on its audit (chair), compensation, executive, and nominating and corporate governance (chair) committees. He previously served on the board of MacroSolve, Inc., a provider of consulting services related to the development, marketing and financing of mobile app businesses that also focuses on intellectual property licensing and enforcement of its mobile app market development patent where he also served on its audit (chair) and compensation committees. Mr. Clerico brings executive leadership experience and skills to the Board of Director

James Ely

Mr. James S. Ely, III, is an Independent Director of the Company. He founded PriCap Advisors, LLC (formerly known as Priority Capital Management LLC) in 2008 and has served as its chief executive officer since its inception. From 1995 to 2008, he was a senior banker and managing director in J.P. Morgan’s Syndicated and Leveraged Finance Group, where he was responsible for structuring and arranging syndicated loans and high yield issues in the healthcare, aerospace, defense and other sectors. Mr. Ely’s service with J.P. Morgan’s predecessor institutions commenced in 1987. He is a director of Select Medical Holdings Corporation, a provider of long-term hospitalization services, and serves on its audit and compliance committee. Mr. Ely’s educational background (MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago) and extensive (over twenty years) experience in the financing industry, and in the healthcare sector in particular, provide a needed area of expertise among the independent Board members. He is able to assist the Board members and management in evaluating financing opportunities, as he has specific experience in financing the types of indebtedness reflected on the Company’s balance sheet.

John Fry

Mr. John A. Fry is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as president of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 2010. Prior to becoming president of Drexel University, Mr. Fry served as president of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 2002 until 2010. From 1995 to 2002, he was executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania and served as the chief operating officer of the university and as a member of the executive committee of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Mr. Fry is a member of the board of trustees of Delaware Investments, an asset management firm, with oversight responsibility for all of the portfolios in that mutual fund family; he also serves as chair of its nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Fry also serves as a director of vTV Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of human therapeutics. Mr. Fry’s unique experience as the president of an academic institution, together with his prior experience with the University of Pennsylvania Health System and service on the boards of a number of non-profit institutions, brings two important perspectives to the Board of Directors. His familiarity with the governance issues faced by non-profit organizations assists the Board of Directors in understanding the competitive environment in which many of the Company’s competitors and acquisition targets operate. His educational background (MBA in accounting from New York University) and his experience in financial management, financial reporting, audit and compliance, and risk management are all skill sets available to and needed by the Board of Directors.

William Jennings

Dr. William Norris Jennings M.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He is currently retired. For more than 43 years, he was a practicing family medicine physician, most recently with KentuckyOne Health, in Louisville, Kentucky, which was formed by the merger of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare with Saint Joseph Health System in 2012. He served on KentuckyOne Health’s quality committee and formerly served as the quality committee chair for The Physician Group, which was affiliated with Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare prior to its merger with Saint Joseph Health System. From 1971 until 2005, when the practice was acquired by Jewish Hospital, Dr. Jennings was in private practice with Southend Medical Clinic, PSC, serving as its managing partner. Dr. Jennings brings the perspective of a physician to the Board of Directors. His career in a community practice setting is typical to that of most of the Company’s facilities and he provides advice to the Board of Directors and management about trends in both medicine and the organization and operation of physician practices. His experience managing large physician practices, with particular focus in the areas of risk and quality oversight, brings counterpoint and balance to the perspectives presented by management leadership. He also brings practitioner insight to quality measures and reporting, electronic health record implementation, and federal government regulation of practitioner-hospital relationships.

H. James Williams

Dr. H. James Williams, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Community Health Systems, Inc. He has served as president of Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio since March 2016. Mount St. Joseph University provides interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curricula to its students, including a number of graduate and doctoral healthcare programs. Prior to that, he served as president of Fisk University, a leading liberal arts university located in Nashville, Tennessee, from February 2013 until September 2015. Fisk University is renowned for its leadership role and history in the education of African-American students. Dr. Williams also served as dean and a professor of accounting at the Seidman College of Business of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 2004 until 2013. From 2006 until 2013, Dr. Williams served on the board of trustees of St. Mary’s Hospital, a non-profit hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 1999 until 2004, he was dean and a professor of accounting at the School of Business of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. From 1994 to 1999, Dr. Williams was dean of the School of Management and a professor of accounting at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. Prior to that, he held faculty positions in the business schools at several universities. Dr. Williams also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizationsHe started his diverse career as an accountant with Ernst & Young where he worked in the audit division with companies in the banking, textiles, automotive and shipping industries. Dr. Williams’ educational background (MBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D. in accounting from University of Georgia; and J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Georgetown University Law Center) and his extensive teaching experience provide additional accounting expertise to the Board of Directors.

Ross Comeaux