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Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA)

1/19/2006 Proxy Information

Pursuant to a registration agreement dated as of September 2, 1988, William J. Schoen, the Chairman of the Board, and Robert A. Knox, a director, have certain demand and ŇpiggybackÓ registration rights, at the companyŐs expense, with respect to registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, of all of their shares of the companyŐs common stock.

1/13/2005 Proxy Information

Pursuant to a Registration Agreement dated as of September 2, 1988, William J. Schoen, the CompanyŐs Chairman of the Board, and Robert A. Knox, a director of the Company, have certain demand and ŇpiggybackÓ registration rights, at the CompanyŐs expense, with respect to registration under the Securities Act of all of their shares of Common Stock.

12/30/2003 Proxy Information

Pursuant to a Registration Agreement dated as of September 2, 1988, William J. Schoen, the Chairman of the Company, and Robert A. Knox, a director of the Company, have certain demand registration rights and ŇpiggybackÓ registration rights, at the CompanyŐs expense, with respect to registration under the Securities Act of all of their shares of Common Stock.

During Fiscal 2003, Banc of America Securities, LLC (an affiliate of Bank of America Corp.) was an initial purchaser of the CompanyŐs 1.50% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2023. Kenneth D. Lewis, who has been a director of the Company since 1991, but who is not standing for re-election at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Bank of America Corp.