SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rural/Metro Corporation announced that a majority of its Board of Directors met today with representatives from Accipiter Capital Management LLC, the Company's largest stockholder. During the three-hour meeting, there was a valuable exchange of ideas and constructive dialogue. The Board's desire is to be responsive and receptive to stockholders' ideas, and it remains committed to doing what is best to enhance value for all stockholders of the Company.
Rural/Metro Corporation provides emergency and non-emergency medical transportation, fire protection, and other safety services in 23 states and approximately 400 communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.ruralmetro.com.
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The foregoing may contain the Company's views about its financial condition, performance and other matters that constitute "forward-looking" statements; as such term is defined by the federal securities laws. You can find many of these statements by looking for words such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "should," "continue," "predict," "preliminary" and similar words used herein. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor protection provided by federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (1) the results and effect of the Company's review of its accounting practices; (2) the effects of any potential SEC or NASDAQ inquiry with respect to the potential adjustments or the Company's accounting practices; (3) expectations as to the timing of the Company's review, restatement and filing of its previously issued financial statements and its assessment of the effectiveness of disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting, the review and filing of the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, and the issuance of interim financial results for the Company; (4) the Company's failure to regain compliance within any extension period that the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel, in which case the Company's common stock would be delisted from the Nasdaq Capital Market; (5) the effects of any required restatement adjustments to previously issued financial statements and possible material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting; (6) the possibility that any default under the Company's financing arrangements could cause acceleration of repayment of the entire principal amounts and accrued interest on such arrangements; and (7) the additional risks and uncertainties and important factors detailed from time to time in the Company's press releases and in the Company's periodic filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, because the statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, the Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained or that actual developments and results will not materially differ from those express or implied by the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
CONTACTS: Liz Merritt
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