SOURCE: Initial Tropical Plants

October 30, 2006 10:00 ET

Initial Tropical Plants Appoints Bob Thomas as North American President

RIVERWOODS, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- Initial Tropical Plants, www.initialplants.com, the largest provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services to businesses in North America, announces the appointment of Bob Thomas as President of Initial Tropical Plants. Initial Tropical Plants' previous president, Jeff Mariola, was promoted to Managing Director, Tropical Plants, earlier this year.

Prior to joining Initial Tropical Plants, Thomas was a senior level executive with significant P&L successes achieved across a wide range of business environments including American Hospital Supply Corporation, CHEP North America and the Pepsi-Cola Company. Most recently, Thomas served as CEO for We Learn Here, Inc., a US and South Korean e-learning company. At Owens Corning, Bob was President of the company's HOMExperts division.

"The Initial Tropical Plants' North American co-workers are highly motivated, dynamic and inspiring," said Bob Thomas, President, Initial Tropical Plants. "I look forward to working with my team to ensure the standardization of the highest level of customer service across North America. My primary goal is to ensure that all clients receive premiere, customer-centric service that is replicable across virtually all markets we service."

Under Bob Thomas' leadership, Initial Tropical Plants continues its commitment to being a "green" company with a series of initiatives including its partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC). The new USGBC office in Washington D.C. will feature interior plants donated by Initial Tropical Plants. Initial Tropical Plants will also be exhibiting at Greenbuild 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center from November 15th to 17th.

About Initial Tropical Plants:

Initial Tropical Plants, Inc. is the largest provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services in North America. They have earned this leadership position by providing innovative year-round plant programs to businesses that improve the quality of life in the workplace while presenting an aesthetically pleasing business environment. Initial Tropical Plants is a subsidiary of Rentokil Initial plc, (LSE: RTO), a publicly traded international business-to-business service organization based in the UK. For more information, visit Initial Tropical Plants website at: www.initialplants.com.

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