(This story has been updated with a correction.)
HCA announced it was planning a special stock dividend
of $2 a share and also planned a $1 billion offering in senior notes due in 2021.
HCA said it planned to pay the dividend on or before Dec. 31. HCA paid a $2.50 dividend per share
in November, funding that in part with a $2 billion offering.
Two private-equity investment companies, Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., collectively hold about 40% of the company, or about 89.5 million and 87.5 million shares, respectively, as of June 30.