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ABM Healthcare Support Services Awarded Contract With Allegiance Health

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announced that ABM Healthcare Support Services has been selected to provide multiple support service lines for Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan. Allegiance serves residents in Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Ingham, Eaton, Calhoun, Branch and Washtenaw counties.

With the multi-year, multi-service management partnership, ABM has begun overseeing all housekeeping, food and nutrition and laundry service operational aspects, with a commitment to enhance Allegiance's exceptional patient care and continuous improvement in the patient experience through a clean, healthy, healing environment.

"We are honored to be selected to support Allegiance Health," said Dan Bowen, President, ABM Healthcare Support Services. "This partnership strengthens our Michigan presence of servicing 15 hospitals, healthcare and senior living facilities. It is indicative of the trust they have in us to help them achieve a higher standard of care."

ABOUT ABM HEALTHCARE SUPPORT SERVICES

ABM Healthcare Support Services' thousands of highly-trained specialists assist healthcare systems and hospitals deliver the highest standard of care to patients and guests through proven technologies and guaranteed performance-based results – all designed to reduce operational costs, improve HCHAPS scores and maximize resources. The business provides outsourcing services to over 300 hospitals throughout the United States, including environmental services, food service, clinical engineering & healthcare technologies, facilities management, energy solutions, hospitality & valet, parking & shuttle, patient companion, patient transportation, and security services. ABM has been recognized four years out of five as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare for 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

ABOUT ABM

ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $5 billion and 118,000 employees in over 300 offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM's comprehensive capabilities include facilities engineering, commercial cleaning, energy solutions, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, 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, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

ABOUT ALLEGIANCE HEALTH

Allegiance Health is a community-owned, locally-governed health system in Jackson, Michigan, which is proudly entering its 10th decade of serving the people of south central Michigan. The health system is comprised of more than 40 different facilities, including a 413-bed acute care hospital, which was named among America's top 100 best hospitals by Healthgrades in 2013.

Accredited by the Joint Commission, Allegiance combines hospital-based care with a full range of services, including cardiac and cancer care. Allegiance Health's vision is to create Michigan's healthiest community through exceptional health care and inspiring a passion for wellness. For more information, visit AllegianceHealth.org.

CONTACT: Media: Chas Strong 770.953.5072 chas.strong@abm.com Investors & Analysts: David Farwell 212.297.9792 dfarwell@abm.comSource:ABM Industries