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02/09/2009

Arrow Exterminators Sets New Record With Latest Acquisition In Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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The Acquisitions Team of Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators, led by Senior V.P. Kevin Burns, achieved a company milestone with their sixth acquisition in the past eight months. The recent acquisition of A Action Exterminators, Inc. in Fort Walton Beach Florida brings to fruition Arrow's twenty year search for superior pest control companies in their top three most desired markets; St. Simons Island Georgia, Jacksonville Florida and the Panhandle of Florida. This is Arrow's 92nd acquisition since 1989 and the second in Florida this year!!

Since opening its doors in 1975, A Action Exterminators has provided superior termite and pest control services to 4000 customers in Okaloosa, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Bay and Walton Counties. Company President and co-owner Justin Warner knew, upon meeting with Arrow's Acquisitions Team, he had found a perfect fit. He recognized that his company, customers and their employees would be treated by Arrow with the same level of service, professionalism and respect to which they had become accustomed. All A Action employees, including Justin who ran the company's day to day operations for the past six years, will be joining Arrow's growing family.

"Although we have been searching for quality pest control companies to merge with in the Florida Panhandle for numerous years, our new, focused Acquisitions Team made it a reality in less than a year" stated Joe Thomas, Arrow's CEO. "For the past 20 years, Arrow's goal has been to expand our geographic presence and the purchase of A Action Exterminators provides us with a platform to continue our growth along the gulf coast," he added.

"Justin and his team have built a very reputable company for which they should be proud," commented COO Emily Thomas. "We are thrilled to have the employees as part of Arrow's extended family," she added. "The past eight months has been a phenomenal opportunity for Arrow to continue our growth strategy in three of our most coveted markets," said Kevin Burns, Senior V.P. of New Business Development. "I am very proud of every member of our Acquisitions Team. We are committed to achieving our vision of becoming the largest family-owned pest management company in the U.S.," he added.