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LAIDLAW MOVES INTO HEALTH CARE TRANSPORTATION

 BURLINGTON, Ontario, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Laidlaw Inc. (NYSE: LDW.A, LDW.B) today announced that its passenger services unit has acquired National Medical Transport Network Inc. (Medtrans), the third-largest patient transportation company in the United States.
 Medtrans derives about two-thirds of its annual revenue of US$65 million from patient transfer services among hospital facilities. The balance is generated by "911" emergency transportation.
 The company employs 1,150 people and operates from six locations in California, Texas, Nevada and Washington state.
 Laidlaw says the business is an extension of its student, para-transit and mass transit businesses, sharing many of the same characteristics including municipal and state contracted revenues.
 Laidlaw estimates the market for health transportation to be about US$4 billion. No single participant has more than a 2 percent market share.
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 /CONTACT: Tag Watson, vice president-communications of Laidlaw Inc., 416-336-1800/
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