MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential services to residential and commercial customers, today announced that the company will change its name to Terminix Global Holdings, Inc., and change its NYSE ticker symbol to ‘TMX’, immediately upon the closing of the sale of its ServiceMaster Brands segment, and associated names and trademarks, to Roark Capital, an affiliate of investment funds managed by Roark Capital Management LLC, expected within the next 30 days.
The company also announced the official start of its new chief executive officer, Brett Ponton, effective today. Naren Gursahaney will continue his role as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors following his service as interim chief executive officer over the past eight months.
“I am excited to join the Terminix team,” said CEO Brett Ponton. “People are at the heart of this great business and leading brand, and I look forward to working closely with our executive leadership team, field managers, and customer-facing employees, as I learn the operating procedures, culture and key customer dynamics that are so important to our success. As a pure-play pest control company we will greatly enhance our customer focus through service excellence, retention improvement, and performance consistency, that will ultimately lead to increased shareholder value.”
In conjunction with the NYSE ticker change, the associated CUSIP number will change to 88087E100. For more information about ServiceMaster, Terminix and the expected transaction, visit investors.servicemaster.com. A new site, investors.terminix.com, will also launch soon after close of the sale.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of termite and pest control, cleaning and restoration services in both the residential and commercial markets, operating through an extensive service network of more than 8,000 company-owned locations and franchise and license agreements. The Company’s portfolio of well-recognized brands includes AmeriSpec (home inspections), Copesan (commercial national accounts pest management), Furniture Medic (cabinet and furniture repair), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Nomor (European pest control), ServiceMaster Clean (health-based commercial cleaning), ServiceMaster Restore (restoration and reconstruction), Terminix (termite and pest control), and Terminix Commercial (commercial termite and pest control). The Company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Go to servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the Company at LinkedIn.com/Company/ServiceMaster, Twitter.com/ServiceMaster or Facebook.com/ServiceMaster.
Terminix is a leading provider of residential and commercial pest control. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Terminix services approximately 2.8 million customers in 24 countries and territories. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, mosquitoes, rodents and other pests. Terminix is a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services. To learn more about Terminix, visit Terminix.com.
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