Compass Group Integrates Kimco Corporation and Eurest Services

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Unification of premier facilities service providers brings unparalleled mix of self-performed and managed soft support services to the marketplace

Compass Group, the world’s leading food and support services company, announced the integration of KIMCO Corporation and Eurest Services USA under the Eurest Services brand banner. The combination of KIMCO and Eurest Services provides expanded geographic reach for self performed and managed facilities services, making it one of the largest providers in North America. John Barrett, former CEO of KIMCO, has been named President of Eurest Services USA.

The unified organization will serve clients with a wider range of facilities solutions and locations, capitalizing on a heritage of service excellence and team dedication with the resources and processes available from Compass Group. Eurest Services can now bring an unparalleled mix of soft support services to the marketplace, along with a commitment to quality and unbeatable value. The company will have presence in 49 states and will support over 1,000 corporate clients in the US, in the corporate facilities, retail, manufacturing, energy, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

The joint company will offer services ranging from janitorial and building services to grounds keeping. The ability to customize unique service bundles is enhanced by access to extensive staff training and processes like the Compass Service Framework, a proprietary platform developed to allow a range of services to be delivered to customers within repeatable and consistent management procedures.

“This is an opportunity to continue to structure a combination of services for our clients to meet their needs, and it is enhanced by the depth of our commitment to quality and efficiency. Our experience with national and global clients provides us with the unique ability to deliver the promise of “Mastering of the Craft of Facilities Solutions,” says Barrett.

KIMCO Corporation, formerly headquartered in Harwood Heights, IL became a member of Compass Group in 2009.

_About Eurest Services USA and Compass Group_

Eurest Services offers complete facilities consulting and project management services to maximize performance and value. We are differentiated through leadership, innovation, and an extensive resource network.

Eurest Services is part of Compass Group, the world’s leading food and support services company. We specialize in providing food, vending, and related support services on our clients' premises. Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice and support services company with $9.2 billion in revenues in 2009. With 386,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of ¤13.4 billion in the year to September 30, 2009. The company operates across the following core sectors of Business and Industry (B&I), Defense, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure, and Vending with an established brand portfolio. http://www.eurestservices.us, http://www.compass-group.com, http://www.cgnad.com

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