Laidlaw International, Inc.

Laidlaw International, Inc.

July 13, 2005 07:00 ET

Laidlaw Announces Key Executive Promotions

NAPERVILLE, Ill.--(CCNMatthews - Jul 13, 2005) -

Laidlaw International, Inc. (NYSE:LI), a holding company for North America's largest provider of school and inter-city transportation services and a leading provider in the public transit industry, today announced the promotions of a number of senior management of Laidlaw International, Inc. and Laidlaw Education Services.

At Laidlaw International, Douglas A. Carty, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Beth Byster Corvino, formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel, were both named Executive Vice Presidents of the Corporation. In addition to their primary responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, respectively, they have assumed oversight duties for their respective areas within Education Services.

"The appointments of Doug and Beth are an indication of their new responsibilities and reflect the value I place on their experience and advice," said Kevin Benson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Laidlaw International, Inc. and President of Laidlaw Education Services.

At Laidlaw Education Services, John Miller, formerly Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and James Switzer, formerly Vice President, Canadian Operations were promoted to Senior Vice Presidents of Laidlaw Education Services.

"There is extensive change underway in many areas of our school bus operations," said Mr. Benson. "In the past year, both John and Jim have seen their responsibilities grow as they took on leadership roles in implementing this change. They are key members of the executive team charged with completing these essential initiatives."

Laidlaw International, Inc. is a holding company for North America's largest providers of school and inter-city bus transport and public transit services. The company's businesses operate under the brands: Laidlaw Education Services, Greyhound Lines, Greyhound Canada and Laidlaw Transit. The company's shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:LI). For more information on Laidlaw International, visit the website:

Laidlaw Education Services, a subsidiary of Laidlaw International, Inc., is North America's largest private contractor of student transportation. Headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, Laidlaw operates a modern fleet of more than 40,000 school buses and a daily passenger load of more than 2 million school children. More information can be found at

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