Service Corporation International Extends Offer for Keystone North America
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<p><span class="xn-location">HOUSTON</span>, <span class="xn-chron">March 15</span> /CNW/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE:   SCI), the largest provider of deathcare products and services in <span class="xn-location">North America</span>, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, SCI Alliance Acquisition Corporation, has extended the expiry time of its offer (the "Offer") dated <span class="xn-chron">November 16, 2009</span>, as amended, to purchase all of the issued and outstanding common shares (the "Keystone Shares") in the capital of Keystone <span class="xn-location">North America</span> Inc. ("Keystone"). The expiry time of the Offer has been extended from <span class="xn-chron">3:00 p.m. (Eastern time</span>) on <span class="xn-chron">Friday, March 19, 2010</span> to <span class="xn-chron">3:00 p.m. (Eastern time</span>) on <span class="xn-chron">Friday, March 26, 2010</span>.  SCI continues to anticipate that the transaction will close in the first quarter of 2010, subject to customary closing conditions, including expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act.</p>
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<p>Keystone shareholders with questions or requests should contact Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc., the Information Agent in connection with the Offer:</p>
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        North American Toll Free Phone:  1-866-581-1487
        Outside North America, Banks and Brokers Call Collect:  416-867-2272
        E-mail:  contactus@kingsdaleshareholder.com
        Facsimile:  416-867-2271
        Toll Free Facsimile:  1-866-545-5580


    About Service Corporation International
    
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<p>Service Corporation International (NYSE:   SCI), headquartered in <span class="xn-location">Houston</span>, Texas, is North America's largest provider of deathcare products and services. At <span class="xn-chron">December 31, 2009</span>, we owned and operated 1,254 funeral homes and 372 cemeteries (of which 212 are combination locations) in 43 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia and <span class="xn-location">Puerto Rico</span>. Through our businesses, we market the Dignity Memorial(R) brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service, and exceptional customer satisfaction. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit our website at <a href="http://www.sci-corp.com">www.sci-corp.com</a>. For more information about Dignity Memorial(R), please visit <a href="http://www.dignitymemorial.com">www.dignitymemorial.com</a>.</p>
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<p>This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to purchase, acquire, subscribe for, sell, dispose of or issue, or any solicitation of an offer to sell, dispose, issue, purchase, acquire or subscribe for any security. The Offer is being made exclusively by means of and subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Offer documentation delivered to Keystone shareholders and filed with the Canadian provincial securities regulators. Keystone shareholders should read these materials carefully as they contain important information, including the terms and conditions of the Offer. The Offer documentation is available electronically without charge at <a href="http://www.sedar.com">www.sedar.com</a>.</p>
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<p>For additional information contact:</p>
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    Investors:  Debbie Young / Investor Relations            (713) 525-9088
    Media:  Lisa Marshall / Corporate Communications         (713) 525-3066





    

For further information: For further information: Investors, Debbie Young, Investor Relations, +1-713-525-9088, or Media, Lisa Marshall, Corporate Communications, +1-713-525-3066, both of Service Corporation International Web Site: http://www.sci-corp.com

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