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UBS Hosts 17th Annual Global Healthcare Services Conference

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The 17th annual UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference begins today at the Grand Hyatt in New York City and runs through Wednesday, February 14. 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, hospitals, information technology, laboratory services, long-term care, managed care, pharmaceutical services, staffing, and other sub-sectors from around the globe.

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. This year's conference will feature a special panel discussion with executives from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Catholic Health Initiatives, Trinity Health and Hospital Partners of America, Inc. This panel discussion, to be held on February 12 from 12:00-1:00, will examine the challenges that these executives see in their business today. Presenting companies include:

Aetna, Inc.
Apria Healthcare Group, Inc.
BioReference Laboratories, Inc.
Caremark Rx, Inc.
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Catholic Health Initiatives
Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT
CIGNA Corporation
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Community Health Systems
Covance, Inc.
Emergency Medical Services Corp.
Health Management Associates
Health Net, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc.
Hospital Partners of America, Inc.
Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Laboratory Corp. of America
LCA-Vision, Inc.
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
Lincare Holdings, Inc.
Manor Care, Inc.
Matria Healthcare, Inc.
MDS, Inc.
MedSolutions, Inc.
Nursefinders, Inc.
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
Omnicare, Inc.
Option Care, Inc.
Owens & Minor
Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.
Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.
Quality Systems, Inc.
Radiation Therapy Services, Inc.
Senior Housing Properties Trust
Sierra Health Services
Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.
Trinity Health
TriZetto Group
Universal Health Services, Inc.
VCA Antech, Inc.
Ventas, Inc.
WellPoint, Inc.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Western Dental 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 is one of the world's leading financial firms, serving a discerning global client base. As an organization, it combines financial strength with an international culture that embraces change. As an integrated firm, UBS creates added value for clients by drawing on the combined resources and expertise of all its businesses.

UBS is the world's largest wealth manager, a top tier investment banking and securities firm, and one of the largest global asset managers. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 50 countries, with about 39% of its employees working in the Americas, 36% in Switzerland, 16% in the rest of Europe and 9% in Asia Pacific. UBS's financial businesses employ around 75,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SWX Swiss Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).


Kris Kagel +1-212-882-5691

New York, February, 12, 2007