Date: September 4, 2007
Source: Allied Waste Industries, Inc.
Allied Waste Industries, Inc. Completes Sale of Assets to Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.
Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AW), a leading waste services company, today announced that it has completed its previously announced transaction with Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. in which it has sold to Veolia certain solid waste landfill and collection assets in the east-central and southeastern United States for $86 million.
The assets include collection and disposal operations in Claypool and Warsaw, Indiana, eastern Kentucky, south-central Georgia and, pending final municipal approval expected in mid-September, in southern Illinois. These operations include 6 hauling companies, 2 transfer stations and 5 landfills.
In conjunction with the completion of the transaction, Allied Waste expects to record a non-cash charge, primarily related to goodwill, in the range of $40 million to $45 million.
About Allied Waste Industries, Inc.
Allied Waste is America's second largest non-hazardous solid waste services company and an environmental leader. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Allied Waste provides waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services to millions of residential, commercial and industrial customers in over 100 major markets spanning 37 states and Puerto Rico. Our team of 24,000 dedicated employees operates within a highly efficient, integrated organization that generated $6 billion of revenue in 2006.
Websites: alliedwaste.com and disposal.com
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
The above statements regarding the our expectations concerning (i) the timing of the pending municipal approval for transferring our operations in southern Illinois to Veolia, and (ii) the range of the non-cash charge we expect to take in the third quarter are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are not guarantees and involve uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.