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BFI FILES REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

 BFI FILES REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK
 HOUSTON, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. (NYSE: BFI) announced it has today filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the offering of 12,000,000 shares of common stock plus up to 1,800,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments.
 The First Boston Corporation will lead the offering with Goldman, Sachs & Co., Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc. and Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. Incorporated acting as co-managers.
 Proceeds from the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures to fund future growth.
 A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such State.
 Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. is one of the largest publicly-held companies engaged in providing waste services. Subsidiaries and affiliates collect, transport, treat and dispose of commercial, residential and municipal solid waste and industrial wastes. BFI subsidiaries are also involved in recycling, resource recovery facilities, medical waste services, portable restroom services, and municipal and commercial sweeping operations.
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 /CONTACT: Sandra D. Glatzau of Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen Jr., 713-870-8100/
 (BFI) CO: Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. ST: Texas IN: SU: OFR


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