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Mike Cordesman Named Chief Operating Officer of Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services, Inc. announced today that Mike Cordesman has been named to the position of Chief Operating Officer. In this position, Mr. Cordesman will be responsible for all of Republic's operations including hauling companies, transfer stations and landfills in 22 states. Mr. Cordesman will assume the position immediately and continue to serve as the regional vice president of the Eastern Region.

Mr. Cordesman has a long and successful career in the waste and transportation industry that began in 1965. In 1980, he focused on the waste industry and spent time working in Texas, Florida, Virginia and the Mid- Atlantic States. Mr. Cordesman has held a number of operating positions at local and regional levels including general manager, district manager and regional vice president of operations. Mr. Cordesman has worked for Waste Management, Inc. and Superior Waste Services, Inc. He joined Republic Services in June 2001 as the regional vice president of the Eastern Region in charge of operations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and parts of Ohio.

"Over the past year, Mike has encountered, and overcome, a number of unique challenges for Republic," said Jim O'Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Mike and his team worked to improve the efficiency of our operations and maximize shareholder value. He will be responsible for implementing some very challenging initiatives at Republic as the company continues to focus on productivity enhancements. In selecting Mike, we chose a talented individual with proven experience and leadership in our industry. I am confident that, with Mike's experience and skills, he will be even more of an asset to the company in his new role and added responsibility.

Republic Services, Inc. is a leading provider of solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States. The Company's operating units are focused on providing solid waste services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.


SOURCE: Republic Services, Inc.

Contact: Will Flower of Republic Services, Inc., +1-954-769-6392