Service Corporation International Appoints Greg Sangalis as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

HOUSTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), a provider of funeral, cemetery and cremation services, announced today the appointment of Gregory T. Sangalis as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

Mr. Sangalis previously served Team Inc., a leading provider of specialty industrial maintenance and construction services, as Senior Vice President, Law and Administration. Prior to that, Mr. Sangalis served as Managing Director and General Counsel of Main Street Equity Ventures II, a private equity investment firm, and as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Waste Management Inc., the leading provider of waste management services in North America.

SCI President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas L. Ryan said: "Greg's professional experience involves litigation and antitrust challenges, organized labor issues and broad exposure to merger and acquisition activities. This expansive background makes Greg well-suited to the role of SCI's General Counsel. His knowledge and training will prove invaluable as we continue to capitalize on our strengths as an industry leader."

Mr. Sangalis said: "I am impressed with SCI's sincere desire to provide compassionate, exceptional support and assistance to its client families. I appreciate the opportunity to be involved with an organization that is service-oriented, forward-thinking and the leader in its industry."

ABOUT SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL

Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America's leading provider of funeral, cemetery and cremation services. At March 31, 2007, we owned and operated more than 1,500 funeral homes and 400 cemeteries (of which over 230 are combination locations) in 45 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through our businesses, we market the Dignity Memorial(R) brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service, and exceptional customer satisfaction. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit our website at http://www.sci-corp.com. For more information about Dignity Memorial, please visit http://www.dignitymemorial.com.

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SOURCE Service Corporation International