Severn Trent Services opens new branch office in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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• New office reflects significant growth in company's Middle East business

FORT WASHINGTON, PA, June 26, 2007 -- Severn Trent Services has announced the opening of a new branch operations office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The office, the company's second in the Middle East, will support the business development, sales, local sourcing and technical service efforts of Severn Trent Services' business units that provide water and wastewater treatment technologies, metering products, operations and management services, as well as products for the marine and offshore markets. The branch office will offer local factory-direct, after-sales support in the entire Gulf region for all of these products, including those sold to the offshore oil and gas industry.

Severn Trent Services' other Middle East office is in Cairo, Egypt.

According to Marwan Nesicolaci, vice president of international sales and business development for Severn Trent Services, the Middle East represents one of the world's fastest growing regions for water and wastewater services. "Our business in the region has expanded rapidly, including a recent second contract to provide ClorTec® on-site sodium hypochlorite generating systems to the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority," said Nesicolaci. "The new branch office will enable us to better serve our current customers and expand our water and wastewater product and service offerings throughout the Middle East, including the burgeoning market for operations and management services."

Severn Trent Services, with global headquarters in Fort Washington, PA, is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies, contract operating services and state-of-the-art residential metering products and services. Our analytical services group is the United Kingdom's leading environmental testing organization, and our international management services business provides support in all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies. Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.

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