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AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE ANNOUNCES

 BOSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Response, Inc. (NYSE: EMT), the nation's leading provider of ambulance services, announced today that it has received a commitment from its existing lenders to increase their credit line from $30 million to $50 million. The facility, led by Fleet Bank of Massachusetts, N.A., also includes Continental Bank, N.A. and Pacific Western Bank.
 American intends to use the credit facility to finance acquisitions and for general working capital purposes. The credit facility, which bears interest at the prime rate, is anticipated to be closed shortly.
 "We are delighted that our lenders have elected to increase the company's credit line. Our relationship with this outstanding group of institutions has proven extremely rewarding," said Paul M. Verrochi, chairman, chief executive officer and president of American Medical Response, Inc. "This additional capital will help us build upon our existing business by enabling us to continue our acquisition programs and further improve our current operations."
 Leo R. Breitman, chairman and chief executive officer of Fleet Bank of Massachusetts, N.A., commented, "Our relationship with American has been a truly positive one, and we look forward to building upon this relationship as American develops and expands their business."
 American Medical Response is the leading provider of emergency and non-emergency ambulance services in the United States. The company currently provides ambulance services in Northern California; South Central Connecticut; Northern Delaware and Southern New Jersey; Southern and Central Mississippi; Portland, Ore. and surrounding areas; Central Colorado; and Dade County, Fla. The company's growth strategy is focused on acquiring new businesses, expanding existing operations, improving the quality and efficiency of operations, and promoting and capitalizing on the expertise of the operating executives of its providers.
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 /CONTACT: James E. McGrath, director, or Ronald M. Levenson, senior vice president and chief accounting officer, 617-261-1600, both of American Medical Response/
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