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State of New Jersey Announces Intent to Award $50 Million Annual Transportation Contract to Providence's LogistiCare Subsidiary
Date:11/7/2008

TUCSON, Ariz. and ATLANTA, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC) today announced that its LogistiCare subsidiary, the nation's largest coordinator of non-emergency transportation (NET) services, has received notice from the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS), of its intent to award a contract to manage its non-emergency transportation program for Medicaid recipients.

The contract, which will not be official until after the protest period, has an annual value of approximately $50.0 million. The award is also subject to finalized contracts and various processing procedures. The contract has a three-year term with two one-year renewal options.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to have the chance to serve New Jersey's Medicaid population," said John Shermyen, LogistiCare's CEO. "We look forward to working with the state and our transportation providers to deliver quality service to these families in the most efficient and cost effective manner."

About LogistiCare

LogistiCare is the nation's leading Medicaid transportation management solution. Proprietary software, innovative management strategies, and a proven record of creating budget stability and quality improvements for our clients distinguish LogistiCare as the leader in its field. From its corporate office just outside Atlanta and its numerous state-based operations nationwide, LogistiCare manages a national network of more than 1,100 transportation companies that provide more than 17 million trips to customers annually. LogistiCare's clients have included state Medicaid agencies, school boards, transit authorities, hospital systems and many of the nation's largest managed care organizations. For more information, visit http://www.logisticare.com.

About Providence

Providence Service Corporation, through its owned and managed entities, provides home and community based social services and non-emergency transportation services management to government sponsored clients under programs such as welfare, juvenile justice, Medicaid and corrections. Providence does not own or operate beds, treatment facilities, hospitals or group homes, preferring to provide services in the client's own home or other community setting. The Company provides a range of services through its direct and managed entities to over 74,000 clients through 870 contracts at September 30, 2008, with an estimated six million individuals eligible to receive the Company's non-emergency transportation services related to its LogistiCare operations. Combined, the Company has a nearly $1 billion book of business including managed entities.

Certain statements herein, such as any statements about Providence's confidence or strategies or its expectations about revenues, results of operations, profitability, earnings per share, contracts, collections, award of contracts, acquisitions and related growth, growth resulting from initiatives in certain states, effective tax rate or market opportunities, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Providence's actual results or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, reliance on government-funded contracts, risks associated with government contracting, risks involved in managing government business, legislative or policy changes, challenges resulting from growth or acquisitions, adverse media and legal, economic and other risks detailed in Providence's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007. Words such as "believe," "demonstrate," "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "should" and "likely" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on those forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. Providence undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained herein.


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