SOURCE: Ambius

March 24, 2008 07:00 ET

Initial Tropical Plants Re-Brands to Ambius in North America

BUFFALO GROVE, IL--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Initial Tropical Plants, the North American leader in providing workplace products and services, has re-branded to Ambius. This North American name change follows the global brand name change from Rentokil Tropical Plants to Ambius which was announced in 12 countries last year. Ambius, www.ambius.com, a division of Rentokil Initial plc (LSE: RTO), is the world's largest provider of plants for commercial environments. Ambius also offers a broad range of products and services including ambient scenting, holiday decor and artwork which can help improve employee productivity, reduce absenteeism and boost morale in the workplace.

"While our 'roots' are clearly in beautifying work environments with plants, our new name reflects our expanded vision to enhance the total workplace environment," said Sally Briese, President of Ambius, North America. "Our new company name, Ambius, reflects our ever expanding capabilities as the premier provider of enhancing the quality of the work experience by engaging all five senses."

"The name Ambius is a name created from the word ambience," says Michelle Rodwell, International Brand & Marketing Director, Ambius. "Ambius enhances workplace and other commercial environments through the creation of stimulating surroundings through touching the clients' five senses. Our new name came from thinking about people and plants, and our role in creating the very best environment that people can work and relax in. The five leaf shapes of the Ambius leaf icon represent the five senses: sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. An Ambius inspired environment can stimulate co-workers' senses that will inspire ideas, productivity and lift moods."

The company, who services over 22,000 clients including the White House's Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Nordstrom, Allstate, Glaxo Smith Kline, Jones Lang LaSalle, the San Diego Zoo, Royal Bank of Canada, the Hilton Family of Hotels and John Hopkins University, employs over 1,300 personnel in 42 service locations in North America with North American revenues of over $125M in 2007.

The primary market segments served by Ambius include offices (including general office, property management, corporate headquarters); professional services (including law, financial services, medical); hospitality sector (including hotels, restaurants, casinos); healthcare (including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted care, outpatient offices); retail (including retail malls and stores); education (colleges and universities) and specialty. Ambius' specialty market includes world famous gardens, zoos, aquariums, airports, and cruise ships.

About Ambius:

Ambius 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. Ambius also offers a broad range of products and services including ambient scenting, artwork and holiday décor which enhances the workplace environment. Ambius is a division of Rentokil Initial plc (LSE: RTO). For more information, visit the new Ambius website at www.ambius.com

Contact Information

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    Nancy Tamosaitis
    Vorticom, Inc.
    212-532-2208
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