FirstGroup America adds First Student Sales to Duke’s Portfolio
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FirstGroup America adds First Student Sales to Duke’s Portfolio

January 1, 2009

CINCINNATI — FirstGroup America, the largest public transportation company in North America, today announced that David Duke, currently Senior Vice President of Sales for First Transit, and First Services, would add responsibility for First Student sales to his role.

With more than 20 years experience in the transportation industry, Duke joined FirstGroup America in August 2008 to deliver an improved sales strategy for First Transit and First Services. Following a successful six months with the organization, he has now added First Student sales to his portfolio.

“I am pleased to have David leading the sales strategy in all three parts of the organization” said Carey Paster, President and CEO of Commercial Development at FirstGroup America. “He has a keen focus on customer retention and a track record of attracting long term customers. I know he will bring those skills to First Student.”

About FirstGroup America

FirstGroup America, headquartered in Cincinnati, is North America’s largest transportation company. With 100,000 employees, FirstGroup America operates First Student, the largest provider of student transportation in the U.S. and Canada; First Transit, a leading provider of transit management and contracting services; First Services, the largest private sector provider of fleet maintenance services, and Greyhound bus lines. Parent corporation FirstGroup plc, is traded on the London Stock Exchange and serves more than 2.5 billion passengers each year throughout the UK and North America. For more information, visit www.firstgroupamerica.com.

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