Veolia Buys Central Missouri Waste Firm

Date: August 1, 2007

Source: Veolia Environmental Services

Veolia Environmental Services Announces Acquisition of Otis & Sons Trash Disposal, Inc.

Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia ES) Solid Waste, Inc., a division of Veolia Environmental Services North America, today announced it has acquired the business operations of Otis & Sons Trash Disposal, Inc. near Boonville, MO. "The Otis & Sons acquisition further strengthens Veolia's presence in Central Missouri and contributes long term tonnage going to Maple Hill Landfill," said Roger Smith, General Manager of Veolia's northern Missouri area and Veolia ES Maple Hill Landfill, Inc.

The company is aggressively pursuing acquisition candidates across North America to expand its service area and provide exceptional waste services to its customers.

Details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Veolia Es Solid Waste, Inc.

Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., part of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., is one of the largest solid waste companies in North America. The company provides a full range of services including collection, transportation, disposal and recycling to more than 1.7 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in 11 states, the Bahamas and Canada. It services municipalities through the operation of 61 collection facilities and 24 solid waste sanitary landfill facilities in the United States. Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. is a member of the National Solid Wastes Management Association.

About Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp.

Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., headquartered in Lombard, IL, offers fully integrated environmental solutions to virtually all industrial, commercial, municipal and residential sectors. It is part of the Veolia Environmental Services (VES) group, the only global manager of liquid, solid, non-hazardous and hazardous waste; on-site waste processing, industrial cleaning and process maintenance; and recycling, recovery and disposal for both the public and private sectors. VES has over 80,000 employees in 33 countries and posted revenues of $9.8 billion in 2006. Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE), the parent of VES, with operations in water, waste, energy and transportation management, has more than 300,000 employees in 64 countries and recorded revenues of $37.7 billion in 2006. For more information, please visit

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Press Contacts:
Jeff Meredith, Veolia ES Solid Waste
Tel: 770 565 1983

Denisse Ike, Veolia Environmental Services North America
Tel: 630 218 1751

Denise Graham, On Ideas
Tel: 904 354 2600

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