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12/18/09Service Corporation International Extends Offer for Keystone North America Inc.
HOUSTON, Dec 18, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), the largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, SCI Alliance Acquisition Corporation, has extended the expiry time of its offer (the "Offer") dated November 16, 2009 to purchase all of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of Keystone North America Inc. ("Keystone"). The expiry time of the Offer ha... 
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12/07/09The Dignity Memorial(R) Network Honors Four Individuals Who Gave the Gift of Life Through Organ and Tissue Donation
HOUSTON, Dec 07, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dr. Victor Miranda spent his life caring for others -- as an emergency room physician and medical entrepreneur in Houston, as a father and as a friend. On December 11, 2008, at the age of 52, Victor suffered cardiac arrest as a result of an undetected congenital heart defect. Even in death, he was able to save lives as an organ and tissue donor. Dr. Miranda is just one of four individuals being honored by the Dignity Memorial(R) network... 
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12/07/09The Dignity Memorial(R) Network Honors Four Individuals Who Gave the Gift of Life Through Organ and Tissue Donation
HOUSTON Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dr. Victor Miranda spent his life caring for others -- as an emergency room physician and medical entrepreneur in Houston, as a father and as a friend. On December 11, 2008, at the age of 52, Victor suffered cardiac arrest as a result of an undetected congenital heart defect. Even in death, he was able to save lives as an organ and tissue donor. Dr. Miranda is just one of four individuals being honored by the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, c... 
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12/03/09Service Corporation International Acquires Las Vegas-Based Palm Mortuaries
Acquisition Furthers Strategic Growth in One of the Fastest-Growing Retirement Areas HOUSTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), the largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America, announced today that it has acquired Palm Mortuaries of Las Vegas, Nevada. Palm Mortuaries is one of North America's premier funeral and cemetery operations, with approximately $30 million in annual revenues and whose holdings include five funeral ... 
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11/11/09Service Corporation International Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
HOUSTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), the largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of four cents per share of common stock. The quarterly cash dividend announced today is payable on January 29, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 15, 2010. While the Company intends to pay regular quarterly cash divid... 
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11/10/09Service Corporation International Completes Offering of $150 Million of Senior Notes
HOUSTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), the largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America, announced today that it had successfully completed its previously announced public offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of its 8.00% Senior Notes due 2021. SCI intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with available cash, to fund the acquisition of Keystone North America Inc. Pendin... 
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11/05/09Service Corporation International Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering
HOUSTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) ("SCI"), which owns and operates funeral service locations and cemeteries, announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of $150.0 million of senior notes due 2021, which will bear interest at a rate of 8.00% per annum. The notes are being sold at 98.115% of par, which equates to an effective yield to maturity of approximately 8.25%. SCI expects to close the sale of the notes on N... 
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11/05/09Service Corporation International Announces Senior Notes Offering
HOUSTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) ("SCI"), which owns and operates funeral service locations and cemeteries, announced today that it intends to offer $150 million aggregate principal amount of its senior notes due 2021, subject to market and other conditions. The offering will be made by means of an underwritten public offering pursuant to an automatic shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.... 
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11/04/09Service Corporation International Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results
- Conference call on Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. HOUSTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), the largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America, today reported results for the third quarter 2009. Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements can be found at the end of this press release. The table below summarizes our key financial results: ... 
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11/02/09Service Corporation International Announces Schedule for Its Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call
HOUSTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) announced it expects to issue a press release with financial results for the third quarter 2009 on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, after the market closes. A conference call will be hosted by SCI Management on Thursday, November 5, 2009. Details of the conference call are as follows: What: Service Corporation International Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call Whe... 
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10/15/09Service Corporation International Announces Support Agreement With Keystone North America Inc.
HOUSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), which owns and operates funeral service locations and cemeteries, today announced the execution of a definitive support agreement with Keystone North America Inc. "Keystone." Under the terms of the agreement, SCI has agreed to offer to purchase all the outstanding common shares of Keystone, including those represented by income participating securities, at C$8.00 per share, for a total estimated transacti... 
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08/31/09Traveling Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Comes to Phoenix
Community Invited to Pay Respects to America's War Veterans PHOENIX, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dignity Memorial((R)) Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display Sept. 18 - 20 at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary, 200 W. Beardsley Rd. in Phoenix. Call 623-434-7000 for more information. Free and open to the public 24 hours a day from Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20, the replica is eight feet high an... 
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08/13/09Service Corporation International Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
HOUSTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), which owns and operates funeral service locations and cemeteries, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of four cents per share of common stock. The quarterly cash dividend announced today is payable on October 30, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 15, 2009. While the Company intends to pay regular quarterly cash divid... 
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08/05/09Service Corporation International Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
- Conference call on Thursday, August 6, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. Central Daylight Standard Time. HOUSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), a leading provider of deathcare products and services, today reported results for the second quarter 2009. Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements can be found at the end of this press release. The table below summarizes our key financial results: ... 
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07/22/09Service Corporation International Announces Schedule For Its Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call
HOUSTON, July 22, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) announced it expects to issue a press release with financial results for the second quarter 2009 on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, after the market closes. A conference call will be hosted by SCI Management on Thursday, August 6, 2009. Details of the conference call are as follows: What: Service Corporation International Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call When: Thursday, August ... 
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05/20/09Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall 2009 Tour Schedule Released
--Traveling Replica to Visit 10 U.S. CitiesHOUSTON, May 20, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The Dignity Memorial(R) network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers announces the 2009 tour schedule of the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090520/DA19757) Free and open to the public 24 hours a day during the exhibit dates, the replica s... 
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05/13/09Service Corporation International Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
HOUSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), which owns and operates funeral service locations and cemeteries, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of four cents per share of common stock. The quarterly cash dividend announced today is payable on July 31, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 15, 2009. While the Company intends to pay regular quarterly cash dividends fo... 
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05/06/09Service Corporation International Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
-- Conference call on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time.HOUSTON, May 6, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), a leading provider of deathcare products and services, today reported results for the first quarter 2009. Our consolidated financial statements can be found at the end of this press release. The table below summarizes our key financial results: Three... 
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04/27/09Service Corporation International Announces Schedule for Its First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call
HOUSTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) announced it expects to issue a press release with financial results for the first quarter 2009 on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, after the market closes. A conference call will be hosted by SCI Management on Thursday, May 7, 2009. Details of the conference call are as follows: What: Service Corporation International First Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call When: Th... 
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02/25/09Service Corporation International Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Comments on Outlook for 2009
- Conference call on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. HOUSTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), a leading provider of deathcare products and services, today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2008 and provided its comments on its outlook for fiscal year 2009. Our consolidated financial statements can be found at the end of this press release. The table below summarizes our key fi... 
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02/24/09Service Corporation International Announces Schedule for Its Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call
HOUSTON, Feb 24, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) announced it expects to issue a press release with financial results for the fourth quarter 2008 on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, after the market closes. A conference call will be hosted by SCI Management on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Details of the conference call are as follows: What: Service Corporation International Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call ... 
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02/11/09Service Corporation International Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
HOUSTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), which owns and operates funeral service locations and cemeteries, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of four cents per share of common stock. The quarterly cash dividend announced today is payable on April 30, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 15, 2009. While the Company intends to pay regular quarterly cash dividends... 
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02/09/09Service Corporation International Updates Fourth Quarter 2008 Guidance
- Company intends to report final fourth quarter 2008 results and updated 2009 guidance on February 25, 2009 HOUSTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), a leading provider of deathcare products and services, announced today that it anticipates fourth quarter of 2008 diluted earnings per share before special items to be in the range of $.07 to $.09. The Company applied its current estimate of 40% as an effective tax rate for the fourth ... 
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