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Universal Health Services, Inc. Completes Sale of 81.5% Interest in Medi-Partenaires

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 19, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its 81.5% interest in Medi-Partenaires to Barclays Private Equity France and Cobalt Capital. Medi-Partenaires is one of the leading operators of private acute-care hospitals in France and currently owns and manages 14 hospitals across France. The pre-tax sale proceeds were approximately $295 million.

Universal Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation's largest hospital companies, operating acute care and behavioral health hospitals, ambulatory and radiation centers nationwide. It acts as the advisor to Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (NYSE: UHT).

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Steve Filton, Chief Financial Officer, Universal Health Services, +1-610-768-3300

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