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RiskMetrics Recommends That Providence Service Corporation Stockholders Vote for Providence's Director Nominees on the White Proxy Card
Date:6/8/2009

ALL THREE LEADING PROXY ADVISORY FIRMS NOW RECOMMEND THAT STOCKHOLDERS VOTE FOR PROVIDENCE'S DIRECTOR NOMINEES

TUCSON, Ariz., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC) today announced that RiskMetrics Group--ISS Governance Services, the leading independent proxy voting advisory and risk management consulting firm to the global financial community, has issued a recommendation to its clients that stockholders vote on Providence's WHITE proxy card for Providence's Board of Directors nominees, Fletcher Jay McCusker and Kristi L. Meints, at the Company's annual meeting of stockholders to be held on June 15, 2009. The governance firms' clients include institutional investors, mutual funds, pension funds and other fiduciaries. In addition, last week, PROXY Governance, Inc. and Glass Lewis & Co. also recommended that stockholders vote FOR Providence's director nominees on the WHITE proxy card, meaning that all three of the leading proxy advisory firms have now advised Providence's stockholders to support Providence's director nominees.

In its report recommending that stockholders vote with Providence's management for the director nominees, RiskMetrics stated:

"Regarding the dissident nominees, we note that neither appears to have industry relevant backgrounds or experience serving on public company boards. Additionally, it does not appear that either nominee would bring any additional skill set that the board currently lacks. As such, we are not convinced that the dissident nominees are best suited to effect change."

In its report, RiskMetrics also commented on Providence's recent decision to add Terence J. Cryan to serve as an additional independent director on the Providence Board at the suggestion of one of Prov
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