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Completion of Acquisitions

Released 07:00 10-Dec-2012

RNS Number : 0894T
Rentokil Initial PLC
10 December 2012





10 December 2012


Completion of Acquisitions:

Western Exterminator Company and Eden Advanced Pest Technologies


Following the announcement of 25 September 2012, Rentokil Initial plc (LSE: RTO) today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Western Exterminator Company for a revised initial cash consideration of $92.6m with a deferred consideration of up to $6m payable within 18 months from existing financial facilities. Western is a leading pest control company in California with annualised revenues of $149m.


Rentokil Initial also announces today that it has completed the acquisition of Eden Advanced Pest Technologies, a full service pest control company servicing commercial and residential customers within the West Coast states of Washington and Oregon. The company was founded in 1989 and has annualised revenues of $7m. 


The acquisitions position Rentokil as the third largest pest control company in the USA with coast to coast coverage.





About Rentokil Initial plc


Rentokil Initial is one of the largest business services companies in the world, operating in all the major economies of Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa. It employs some 66,000 colleagues providing a range of services in over 60 countries.






Investors / Analysts enquiries:

Katharine Rycroft, Head of Investor Relations                             Rentokil Initial plc              01293 858 166


Media enquiries:

Malcolm Padley, Corporate Communications                                Rentokil Initial plc              07788 978 199

Kate Holgate / Catriona McDermott / Oliver Hughes                     Brunswick Group            020 7404 5959






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