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Dec 20,2016

ABM Industries Announces Departure of Sarah Hlavinka McConnell, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, today announced that Sarah Hlavinka McConnell, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, has informed ABM of her decision to leave the Company in mid-January 2017 to pursue other opportunities. 

Scott Salmirs, President and Chief Executive Officer of ABM Industries, commented, "We thank Sarah for nearly ten years of superior service to ABM.  Sarah built our strong and extensive legal department that has helped us set a foundation upon which we can continue to execute our 2020 Vision." 

Sarah Hlavinka McConnell, said, "ABM is on an incredibly exciting journey with a strong management team and compelling new strategy that has resonated with the market.  I am very confident the business is well positioned as ABM continues to successfully execute on its 2020 Vision and look forward to watching the company's future successes."

The Company does not anticipate this departure to have a material impact on day-to-day operations.


ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $5.1 billion and over 100,000 employees in 300+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM's comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes - from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit

Cautionary Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains both historical and forward-looking statements. In this context, ABM Industries Incorporated ("ABM") and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "ABM," "we," "us," "our," or the "Company"). We make forward-looking statements related to future expectations, estimates and projections that are uncertain, and often contain words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "likely," "may," "outlook," "plan," "predict," "should," "target," or other similar words or phrases. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. For us, particular uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different from those expressed in our forward-looking statements include: (1) changes to our businesses, operating structure, financial reporting structure, or personnel relating to the implementation of our 2020 Vision strategic transformation initiative may not have the desired effects on our financial condition and results of operations; (2) we may face difficulties identifying, acquiring, and integrating businesses; (3) we have high deductibles for certain insurable risks, and therefore we are subject to volatility associated with those risks, including the possibility that changes in estimates of ultimate insurance losses could result in a material charge against our earnings; (4) our risk management and safety programs may not have the intended effect of allowing us to reduce our insurance costs for casualty programs; (5) our business success depends on our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and senior management; (6) our business success depends on our ability to preserve our long-term client relationships; (7) losses or other incidents at facilities in which we operate could cause significant damage to our reputation and financial loss; (8) our success depends on our ability to continue to gain profitable business despite competitive pressures; (9) costs that we cannot pass through to clients could affect our profitability; (10) our business may be negatively impacted by adverse weather conditions; (11) negative or unexpected tax consequences could adversely affect our results of operations; (12) we may not achieve the expected benefits from our captive insurance company; (13) changes in energy prices and government regulations could adversely impact the results of operations of our Building & Energy Solutions business; (14) significant delays or reductions in appropriations for our government contracts may negatively affect our business and could have an adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations, and cash flows; (15) our ability to do business may be affected by the failure of our joint venture partners to perform their obligations; (16) we could be subject to cyber-security risks, information technology interruptions, and business continuity risks; (17) operations in areas of military conflict expose us to additional risks; (18) general reductions in commercial office building occupancy could affect our revenues and profitability; (19) deterioration of general economic conditions could reduce the demand for facility services and, as a result, reduce our earnings and adversely affect our financial condition; (20) unfavorable developments in our class and representative actions and other lawsuits alleging various claims could cause us to incur substantial liabilities; (21) changes in immigration laws or enforcement actions or investigations under such laws could significantly adversely affect our labor force, operations, and financial results; (22) our participation in multiemployer pension plans could result in material liabilities; (23) future increases in the level of our borrowings or in interest rates could affect our results of operations; (24) impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations; (25) actions of activist investors could disrupt our business; and (26) catastrophic events, disasters, and terrorist attacks could disrupt our services. The list of factors above is illustrative and by no means exhaustive. Additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties we face is contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2015 and in other reports we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including all amendments to those reports). We urge readers to consider these risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward- looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.


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