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Republic Services Appoints Ramon A. Rodriguez To Its Board Of Directors

Mar. 25, 1999

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced the appointment of Ramon A. Rodriguez to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Rodriguez, 53, is president of Madsen, Sapp, Mena, Rodriguez & Co., a public accounting firm based in Plantation that serves South Florida clients. He is also Treasurer and a Board Member of DME Corp., a defense industry contractor based in Fort Lauderdale and he is a founder of the Fort Lauderdale-based SWANTECH, LLC, a developer of ultrasonic diagnostic systems for machinery.

In 1998, Mr. Rodriguez won the Sun-Sentinel Excalibur Award for community leadership and the United Way Helping Hand Award for volunteerism. In 1997, he was voted "Leader of the Year" by Leadership Broward.

Mr. Rodriguez's appointment brings the total number of Republic Services, Inc. board members to six.

Republic Services, Inc. is one of the largest providers of non-hazardous solid waste collection and disposal services in the United States. The company's various operating units provide solid waste collection services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers in 26 states, and operate 74 transfer stations and 56 solid waste landfills, primarily in the Sunbelt and other high growth areas of the country.

SOURCE Republic Services, Inc.
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