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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Arrow Exterminators Announces the Acquisition of Florida Pest Management in Jacksonville, FL

Merger Strengthens Presence West of St. Johns River

Atlanta, GA, August 31, 2016 – Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Florida Pest Management Inc., founded in 1983 by John Sims and located in Jacksonville, FL.  This transaction further strengthens Arrow ‘s presence in the rapidly growing markets in Northeast Florida and allows Arrow to expand and reach more residential and commercial customers West of the St. Johns River.

“We are so pleased to welcome the customers and team members of Florida Pest Management,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Exterminators. “Their commitment to the community and passion for customer service makes them a perfect fit for Arrow.”

“When we started exploring the sale of our business, we were looking to find a company that treats their employees very well and also provides exemplary customer service.  We certainly found that in Arrow Exterminators.  We have always said “a business that values family, values customers”, said owner John Sims.  Sims added, “We are proud to join a fellow family-owned and operated company and be a part of the Arrow family.  In addition, we were looking for a company that would provide our team members with many growth opportunities and an expanded range of services to offer our customers.”

“With 33 years in business, Florida Pest Management is very well established and is a respected name in the state of Florida and we are proud to have this strong team of professionals join the Arrow family,” stated Tim Pollard, Arrow’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Northeast Florida is important to us as we grow to 200 million and beyond. We continuously look to merge with high-quality companies who share our goals, principles and culture and I believe we found the perfect fit with Florida Pest Management.”

Florida Pest Management will join the other Arrow Exterminators office in the greater Jacksonville area and will ultimately operate as Nader’s Pest Raiders, an Arrow Exterminators company.