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NYSE Closing Bell to Signify Major Acquisition for Service Corporation International
The acquisition, which went into effect on November 28, 2006, combines the two leading providers of funeral and cemetery services in North America and will build upon both companies' operating excellence and community commitment. "It is an honor to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate our merger with Alderwoods," said Mr. Ryan. "There are many synergies between the two companies that make this acquisition a compelling strategic fit and a value-adding transaction for our shareholders."
To view the Closing Bell ceremony live, visit http://www.nyse.com beginning at 3:55 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
About Service Corporation International
Service Corporation International, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America's leading provider of death care products and services. At December 31, 2006, SCI owned and operated more than 2,000 funeral homes and cemeteries in 46 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through its businesses, Service Corporation International markets the Dignity Memorial(R) brand, which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. For more information about SCI, please visit http://www.sci-corp.com . For more information about Dignity Memorial(R), please visit http://www.dignitymemorial.com .
SOURCE Service Corporation International
investors, Debbie Young, Director-Investor Relations, +1-713-525-9088, or media, Greg Bolton, Director-Corporate Communications, +1-713-525-5235, both of Service Corporation International