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UBS hosts 16th annual global healthcare services conference

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The 16th annual UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference begins today at the Grand Hyatt in New York City and runs through Wednesday, February 15. More than 1,500 portfolio managers, analysts, and investors are scheduled to attend. The conference features presentations by senior executives from approximately 150 firms representing acute care, alternate site, distribution, healthcare REITs, information technology, laboratory services, long-term care, managed care, pharmaceutical services, staffing, and other sub-sectors from around the globe.

Healthcare issues are evermore present in the minds of consumers, employers and businesses. With medical costs continuing to escalate, companies in the healthcare services sector are rising to meet the challenges. The vast and dynamic healthcare services industry is constantly expanding and evolving to meet the changing and growing needs of a hugely diverse population. To help investors navigate this specialized and complex sector, the UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference will bring together dozens of industry leaders who will identify near- and long-term marketplace opportunities and explain the mechanisms of healthcare delivery in the U.S. and abroad. Presenting companies include:

Aetna Inc.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Apria Healthcare Group, Inc.
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
Centene Corporation
Charles River Labs International
Chemed Corporation
CIGNA Corporation
Community Health Systems, Inc.
Covance Inc.
eResearch Technology, Inc.
HCA, Inc.
Health Care Property Investors, Inc.
Health Care REIT, Inc.
Health Management Associates
Health Net, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc.
Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings
LCA-Vision, Inc.
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
Lincare Holdings Inc.
Manor Care, Inc.
Matria Healthcare, Inc.
MDS Inc.
Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
Nationwide Health Properties, Inc.
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
Omnicare, Inc.
OPG Groep NV
Owens & Minor, Inc.
Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.
Pharmaceutical Product Development
PolyMedica Corporation
Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.
Quality Systems, Inc.
Radiation Therapy Services, Inc.
Senior Housing Properties Trust
Sierra Health Services, Inc.
Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.
Triad Hospitals, Inc.
The TriZetto Group, Inc.
United Surgical Partners International, Inc.
United Drug plc
UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
Universal American Financial Corp.
Universal Health Services, Inc.
VCA Antech Inc.
Ventas, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellPoint, Inc.
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.

Online conference information
To access audio transmissions and the conference agenda please go to the UBS Investment Bank website at Audio transmissions of company presentations will be available live and by replay. Replays will begin three hours after the actual presentation time and will be available on the site for four weeks.

UBS Investment Bank is a business group of UBS AG (NYSE: UBS), one of the world's leading financial firms. The investment banking and securities business is among the select bracket of major global houses, providing a full range of products to institutional and corporate clients, intermediaries, governments and hedge funds. UBS employs around 70,000 people in 50 countries and is listed on the New York, Tokyo and Zurich stock exchanges.

Inquiries: Allison Chin-Leong +1-212-882-5693 (office)

New York , February 13, 2006