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Republic Services’ Senior Vice President, Treasurer Named Top Investor Relations Professional by Institutional Investor Magazine

PHOENIX—January 9, 2012— Ed Lang, senior vice president, treasurer at Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG), has been honored as the Top IR professional according to Institutional Investor magazine's annual "U.S. Investor Relations" rankings. Lang and Republic CEO Don Slager were named to the magazine's 2012 All-American Executive Team. Rankings are in the business, education and professional services section within the capital goods/industrials category.

"This recognition provides credibility to what Republic is doing," said Lang. "Our staff is easily accessible to shareholders, has a thorough knowledge of the waste industry and is honest and transparent."

These results are part of a U.S. Investor Relations Perception Study. Institutional Investor magazine surveyed buy-side analysts, portfolio managers and sell-side analysts at securities firms and financial institutions across the U.S. and asked these individuals to name the best chief executive officers, chief financial officers, investor relations professionals and companywide IR efforts in their domains. Participants were invited to nominate up to four individuals and companies in each sector.

This year, nearly 1,350 money managers and investment professional at more than 600 buy-side firms, as well as 830 sell-side analysts from about 150 institutions contributed their opinions to the poll.

Lang joined Republic in October 1998 after spending almost 10 years with Dole Food Company, Inc. where he served as vice president, treasurer. He earned an MBA from Indiana University and a B.S. degree from the University of Southern California.

Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company's various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. For more information, visit the Republic Services Web site at