SOURCE: Rural/Metro Corporation

Rural/Metro Corporation

October 18, 2010 07:00 ET

Rural/Metro to Host Conference Call November 8, 2010 to Discuss Fiscal 2011 First-Quarter Results

Company's Planned Debt Refinancing Expected to Reduce Interest Costs and Strengthen Balance Sheet

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) - Rural/Metro Corporation (NASDAQ: RURL) announced today that it will report results for its fiscal 2011 first quarter ended September 30, 2010 on Monday, November 8, 2010 before the opening of the stock markets. In conjunction, the Company will host a conference call and webcast that day beginning at 11 a.m. (Eastern). 

To join the Company's conference call, dial 877-383-7417 (domestic) or 678-894-3972 (international). A taped replay will be available approximately two hours following the completion of the call through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on November 11, 2010. To access the replay, dial 800-642-1687 (domestic) or 706-645-9291 (international). The required pass code to access the replay is 17067574. An audio webcast will be available at the day of the call and will remain on the Company's website for 90 days thereafter.

The Company also noted that it has announced plans to refinance its long-term debt in order to take advantage of the current favorable financing market and capitalize on its strong operating results and overall operating strengths. The refinancing is expected to enable the Company to lower its overall cost of capital, extend maturities of its indebtedness and reduce annual interest expense.

About Rural/Metro Corporation

Rural/Metro Corporation provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance services and private fire protection services in 20 states and approximately 440 communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit the Rural/Metro Corporation's web site at

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This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "believes," "seeks," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "plans" or similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements that address operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future, including statements relating to the tender offer and consent solicitation by Rural/Metro Corporation and any financing related thereto, growth, expected levels of expenditures and statements expressing general optimism about future operating results, are forward-looking statements. Similarly, statements that describe the Company's business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements and those presented elsewhere by the Company's management from time to time are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. See risks and uncertainties described in "Risk Factors" included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on September 8, 2010. A copy of all SEC filings may be obtained from the SEC's EDGAR web site at, or the Company's web site at


Contact Information

    Liz Merritt
    Rural/Metro Corporation (investors)
    (480) 606-3337
    Sharrifah Al-Salem, FD
    (415) 293-4414