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Service Corporation International Announces Its Anticipated Schedule for Second Quarter 2004 Earnings Release, Conference Call and Filing of Form 10-Q

HOUSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SRV) expects to report results for the second quarter 2004 on Monday, August 16, 2004, before the financial markets open. The Company also expects to file its Form 10-Q on August 16, 2004. This timing is contingent upon the status of work related to the Company's preneed funeral contract backlog, including disclosures required by FIN 46 (requiring the consolidation of the Company's trust funds in its financial statements) and the resolution of certain other related accounting matters. The Company does not expect the resolution of these matters to adversely affect its cash balance or cash flows.

A conference call will be hosted by senior management to discuss these results on the same day at 10:00 a.m. (Central Time). Details of the conference call are as follows:

     What:     Service Corporation International Second Quarter 2004 Earnings
               Conference Call

     When:     Monday, August 16, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time

     How:      Dial-in number - (719) 457-2679 or via the internet at
               http://www.sci-corp.com

     Replay:   (719) 457-0820 / Code 317195 - Available through
               August 30, 2004 or http://www.sci-corp.com/confcalls.html -
               Available for approximately 90 days

     Contact:  Sandy Bobo at (713) 525-5395

    Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements have been made in reliance on the "safe harbor" protections provided under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be accompanied by words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "anticipate," or "predict," that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. These statements are based on assumptions that we believe are reasonable; however, many important factors could cause our actual results in the future to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made herein and in any other documents or oral presentations made by, or on behalf of, of us. Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, among others, the Company's ability to timely resolve its preneed funeral contract backlog accounting matters, and consequences arising if the accounting treatment is different than that currently determined by the Company.

For further information on these and other risks and uncertainties, see our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our 2003 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Copies of this document as well as other SEC filings can be found on our website at http://www.sci-corp.com . We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or any other forward-looking statements made by us, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Service Corporation International, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of funeral and cemetery services in the world. We have an extensive network of providers, including 1,218 funeral service locations and 402 cemeteries in North America as of March 31, 2004. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit our website at http://www.sci-corp.com .

SOURCE  Service Corporation International
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    /CONTACT:  Sandy Bobo of Service Corporation International,
+1-713-525-5395/
    /Web site:  http://www.sci-corp.com
                http://www.sci-corp.com/confcalls.html /
    (SRV)

CO:  Service Corporation International
ST:  Texas
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SU:  CCA MAV

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