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AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO ACQUIRE SECOND CONNECTICUT SERVICE PROVIDER

-- Wins New Colorado Municipal Contract; Completes Miami Acquisition --
 BOSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Response, Inc. (NYSE: EMT) today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Bridgeport Ambulance Service, Inc., headquartered in Bridgeport, Conn.; that it has been awarded an exclusive contract to provide emergency ambulance services in Aurora, Colo.; and that it successfully closed the previously-announced acquisition of Randle-Eastern Ambulance, headquartered in Miami, Fla.
 Signs Letter of Intent
 Bridgeport Ambulance, which serves the city of Bridgeport and its surrounding communities, had revenues of approximately $5.1 million in 1992. "Bridgeport Ambulance is a highly regarded provider of emergency medical services. They have a long-standing and successful record of community commitment," said Paul M. Verrochi, chairman and chief executive officer of American Medical Response, Inc. "We already have a substantial presence in Connecticut through our New Haven provider, and we believe that this addition will result in a terrific business combination."
 "We are confident that any combination of our company with American Medical Response will produce significant benefits for our patients and the Bridgeport community as a whole," Joseph D. Lansing, president Bridgeport Ambulance Service, Inc., said. "American is a perfect fit to continue providing the kind of quality service we've delivered since 1966."
 The completion of the transaction is subject to negotiation and execution of definitive agreements and the completion of customary due diligence. Specific terms of the proposed acquisition were not disclosed.
 Awarded Denver Contract
 The company also announced that it has recently been awarded a new municipal contract to provide exclusive emergency medical transportation services for the community of Aurora, Colo., the third largest city in Colorado with a population of 232,000. This contract, which has an initial two-year term, was awarded to American's subsidiary Ambulance Service Company in Denver. The company began providing service yesterday, June 1st. The company estimates gross revenues at $2.7 million per year with approximately 9,500 transports per year, and expects possible additional revenues from hospitals and nursing homes.
 Carl Unrein, CEO of American's subsidiary Ambulance Service Company, commented, "We are delighted to add Aurora to our expanding service area, and believe we can improve the standards of delivered care and response times in the community."
 Completes Florida Acquisition
 American Medical Response also announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Randle-Eastern Ambulance, headquartered in Miami, Fla. Randle-Eastern, which serves the Dade County area, had 1992 revenues of approximately $17 million. The acquisition was accounted for on a pooling-of-interests basis.
 "During our due diligence process, we came to the conclusion that Randle-Eastern represents a terrific base for future expansion in the important Florida market. This is a first-class operation with a strong management team that can use American's additional resources to further build its territory," commented Mr. Verrochi.
 Robert L. Garner, president of Randle-Eastern Ambulance, commented, "We are excited about being a part of American Medical Response. I am convinced that joining forces with them will benefit both our patients and our company over the long-term."
 American Medical Response is the leading provider of emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital care in the ambulance services industry, and is the only publicly owned ambulance service company in the United States. It currently serves an aggregate population of more than 6 million people in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington. American Medical Response responded to more than 450,000 emergency service calls during 1992. Through strategic acquisitions, American Medical Response intends to penetrate new areas of the country by expanding its established regions and consolidating operations.
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 /CONTACT: James E. McGrath, director of American Medical Response Inc., 617-261-1600, or Matthew J. Harrington of Edelman Worldwide, 212-704-8103, for American Medical Response, Inc./
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CO: American Medical Response, Inc.; Bridgeport Ambulance Service, Inc. ST: Massachusetts, Connecticut IN: HEA SU: TNM

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