Initial Tropical Plants Appoints Sally Briese as North American President

RIVERWOODS, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 12, 2007 -- Initial Tropical Plants,, the largest provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services to businesses in North America, announces the appointment promotion of Sally Briese to President of Initial Tropical Plants.

"I am pleased to announce that Sally Briese has been promoted to President of Initial Tropical Plants North America," said Jeff Mariola, Managing Director of Initial Tropical Plants. "Since starting at Initial Tropical Plants as a Service Technician over twenty years ago, Sally has worked her way through numerous positions inside the company from Service Supervisor to Branch Manager to Regional Vice President to Executive Vice President and now President. Sally is continually dedicated to learning and understanding how our business can provide a quality service experience for our customers."

"I look forward to my expanded role at Initial Tropical Plants and ensuring that all clients receive premiere, customer-centric service that is replicable across virtually all markets we service," said Sally Briese. Sally is the architect of Initial Tropical Plants' Partner Program, the Concierge role, Club Ninety and many of our other innovative customer service solutions. Sally, her husband Scott and their daughter Jessi will be moving to the Chicago area this spring.

About Initial Tropical Plants:

Initial Tropical Plants, Inc. is the largest provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services in North America. They have earned this leadership position by providing innovative year-round plant programs to businesses that improve the quality of life in the workplace while presenting an aesthetically pleasing business environment. Initial Tropical Plants is a subsidiary of Rentokil Initial plc, (LSE: RTO), a publicly traded international business-to-business service organization based in the UK. For more information, visit Initial Tropical Plants website at:

Contact Information: For more information, contact: Nancy Tamosaitis Email Contact or Ron Thompson Vorticom, Inc. Email Contact 212-532-2208

Sally Briese, President, Initial Tropical Plants