Republic Names O'Connor As Chairman

Date: September 12, 2002

Source: News Room

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) has announced that the Board of Directors has named James E. O'Connor Chairman-Elect. O'Connor will succeed H. Wayne Huizenga, who is retiring as chairman effective December 31, 2002. Huizenga will remain a member of the company's Board of Directors. O'Connor will be the second chairman in Republic's history, and will continue to serve as the company's president and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Republic, O'Connor worked for 26 years with Waste Management, Inc.

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