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PINKERTON INCREASES ITS INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS BASE: ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF INTERTEL

 VAN NUYS, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinkerton Security & Investigation Services (NASDAQ: PKTN) today announced the acquisition of Virginia-based INTERTEL, an international corporate security and investigation firm. This acquisition increases the international abilities of Pinkerton Investigation Services.
 Don W. Walker, executive vice president for Pinkerton, said, "INTERTEL's extensive experience with international investigations will create a synergistic relationship with Pinkerton's domestic security and investigation operations."
 Vadja V. Kolombatovic, president and chief executive officer of INTERTEL, headquartered in McLean, Va., said, "We will continue to offer a full range of security research and intelligence service to our world-wide clients. With Pinkerton as our new parent company, our capabilities will be greatly enhanced with extensive resources."
 Established in 1970, INTERTEL offers a broad range of security and investigation services. Members of INTERTEL's professional staff bring extensive foreign assignment experience and fluency in numerous languages such as French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish and several Croatian tongues.
 Pinkerton Security & Investigation Services is a name under which Pinkerton's Inc. does business. It was founded by the "original private eye" Allen Pinkerton in 1850, and is one of the world's largest, and, by far, the best-known supplier of contract security services.
 Today the company provides a full range of security officer, investigation and security-related consulting services. It also provides state-of-the-art pre-employment selection services through Pinkerton Services Group. Pinkerton has more than 200 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Europe and the Pacific Rim and employs more than 45,000 field personnel. In the United States, many Fortune 500 companies subscribe to one or more of Pinkerton's array of services, as do numerous companies both large and small around the world.
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 /CONTACT: Vadja V. Kolombatovic, of INTERTEL, 202-452-8555; or Halsey Fischer, 615-385-3777, or Nancy Joseph, 818-373-8800, both of Pinkerton/
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CO: Pinkerton Security & Investigation Services; INTERTEL ST: California IN: SU: TNM

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