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Service Corporation International Serves 100,000 Families With Its National Bereavement Travel Program

HOUSTON, Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), North America’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, has renewed its commitment to service excellence by serving 100,000 client families with travel arrangement services for the last decade while some major airlines have reduced or phased out their bereavement travel programs over the years.

Through its Dignity Memorial® brand, SCI’s Bereavement Travel Program is designed as an added value for client families and their guests who need travel arrangements in order to attend the funeral or memorial service of a loved one. Designated travel advisors support those clients who need assistance in finding the best fares, hotel rooms or even car rentals.

“The program is an opportunity to reduce the stress of the families we serve by simplifying their travel arrangements during a very sensitive time in their lives,” said Phil Jacobs, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “This important service simplifies travel arrangements by helping our families find the best travel options with a single phone call, so they can focus on being together, not getting together,” said Jacobs.

More than 2,000 SCI locations across North America provide families access to travel information, which helps them get through this difficult time. Through the Dignity Memorial Bereavement Travel Program, SCI provides the best available travel options throughout the U.S. and Canada. There is a nominal fee associated with the issuance of an airline ticket; however, on a moment’s notice, dedicated travel specialists will seek the best travel options as well as hotel and car accommodations for all family and friends to attend a funeral, memorial or graveside service.

About Service Corporation International

Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America's leading provider of deathcare products and services. At September 30, 2015, we operated 1,540 funeral service locations and 469 cemeteries (including 262 combination locations), which are geographically diversified across 45 states, 8 Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Through its businesses, SCI markets the Dignity Memorial® brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit www.sci-corp.com. For more information about Dignity Memorial, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com. As used herein, “SCI” or the “Company” refers to Service Corporation International and all of its affiliated companies.


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