Moody's Investors Service Upgrades Republic Services Debt

Date: December 19, 2007

Source: Thomson Financial

Moody's investor Service upgraded Republic Services Inc.'s senior unsecured debt saying it had a stable future and consistent pace of revenue growth, solid profit margins and conservative balance sheet. Moody's also praised Republic for having a diversified revenue stream, and owning valuable, permitted disposal assets for which there are increasingly fewer substitutes. The rating also speaks to Moody's general confidence in the waste industry.

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