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ABM Turns to IBM for Global IT Infrastructure and Transformation


$100 Million Deal to Enable ABM to Innovate and Lead in Building Services

ARMONK, NY - 27 Oct 2006: ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE: ABM), a leading building services company, has signed a 7-year, over US$100 million strategic outsourcing agreement with IBM. IBM (NYSE: IBM) will provide a broad range of services, including managing ABM’s IT infrastructure and the development of innovative new services to better serve ABM’s employees and customers.

The services that IBM will provide include data center, server, network and workstation operations, as well as help desk and applications management and support.

“Taking advantage of IBM’s expertise, ABM expects to be able to improve its level of service as well as save a considerable amount of money,” said Cathie Beadel, ABM’s CIO. “In addition, we will be partnering with IBM to develop future application improvements which will enable us to provide new services to our customers.”

“ABM Industries is at the leading edge of the facility services industry,” says Harris Warsaw, Vice President of Small and Medium Business, IBM Americas. “This agreement will provide a flexible and cost-effective solution that will enable ABM to adjust to the fast-changing demands of a competitive market.”

The agreement went into effect on October 1st.

About ABM Industries

ABM Industries Incorporated is among the largest facility services contractors listed on the New York Stock Exchange. With fiscal 2005 revenues in excess of $2.5 billion and more than 73,000 employees, ABM provides janitorial, parking, security, engineering, and lighting services for thousands of commercial, industrial, institutional and retail facilities in hundreds of cities across the United States and British Columbia, Canada. The ABM Family of Services includes ABM Janitorial; Ampco System Parking; ABM Security Services, which includes American Commercial Security (ACSS) and Security Services of America (SSA); ABM Facility Services; ABM Engineering; and Amtech Lighting Services.

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