CHS 401(K) SUPPLEMENTAL SAVINGS PLAN
This CHS 401(k) Supplemental Savings Plan (the “Plan”) is established as of the 1st day of
January, 2003, by CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Company”).
WHEREAS , the Company and certain affiliates of the Company currently employ certain
employees who have contributed to the financial success of the Company and are designated by the Retirement
Committee of the Company as “Highly Compensated Employees” under the Community Health Systems, Inc.
401(k) Plan (the “Retirement Plan”); and
WHEREAS , the designation of such employees as Highly Compensated Employees limits their
ability to make pre-tax salary deferrals and receive all the matching contributions available to other employees
under the Retirement Plan as a result of certain limitations in the Retirement Plan; and
WHEREAS , the Company wishes to provide such employees with an opportunity to make
certain salary deferrals and to receive certain matching contributions according to the terms and conditions set
forth in this Plan that they are not able to make and receive under the Retirement Plan;
NOW, THEREFORE , for the reasons set forth above, the Company hereby establishes
the Plan, as follows:
1. Name of Plan; Effective Date. The Plan shall be known as the CHS 401(k)
Supplemental Savings Plan. The Plan shall be effective as of January 1, 2003.
2. Definitions. As used in the Plan, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth
(a) “Account” shall mean the Participant Account established and maintained for each
Participating Employee and Beneficiary pursuant to Section 4.A.
(b) “Beneficiary” shall mean (i) a person who has become eligible to participate and for
whom an Account is maintained but who has ceased to be an employee of the Company or an affiliate of the
Company, or (ii) a person entitled to benefits und