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Total Safety Acquires Leading Flare Services Company

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/06/14 -- Leading international safety solutions provider Total Safety announced it has acquired Flare Ignitors Holdings, owner of both Flare Ignitors & Rentals and Flare Ignitors Pipeline & Refinery. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Flare Ignitors has the deepest bench of trained service personnel backed by the largest rental fleet of tailored skid and trailer mounted flares in the industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Flare Ignitors, founded in 1991, custom fabricates and sells flares while providing a full suite of flare services including all upstream onshore and offshore flare needs, pipeline blow downs and pipeline flaring, temporary and permanent flare systems for refineries and pipeline facilities, flare stack maintenance and inspection, and flare tip retrofits and specialty ignition systems.

"Flare Ignitors is an excellent fit for our integrated safety solutions portfolio," said Total Safety CEO Troy Thacker. "We take personal pride in our commitment to the wellbeing of workers by providing the most comprehensive safety support anywhere in the world in the oil and gas, refinery, chemical, petrochemical, power generation, mining and industrial markets. Flare Ignitors enables us to further that commitment to our clients."

The integrated Total Safety Flare Services group is capable of flaring -- and monitoring -- almost any type of gas product at a minimum 98.5% destruction efficiency rate while maintaining smokeless flaring. It surpasses flare stack and flare ignition requirements with quality engineering and state of the art system design. In addition, its manufacturing and test facilities meet exact specifications and requirements for rental or sales.

"We are extremely pleased to incorporate our expertise and experience into Total Safety," said Cameron Sherwin, CEO of Flare Ignitors. "The ability to offer access to flare specialists 24 hours a day is one more way we can, as a combined team, be prepared to provide turnkey safety support."

About Total Safety
Total Safety, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, is the world's premier provider of integrated safety and compliance services and products necessary to support them, including gas detection, respiratory protection, safety training, fire protection, compliance and inspection, comprehensive flare services, industrial hygiene, onsite emergency medical treatment/paramedics, communications systems, engineered systems design, and materials management. It operates from 148 locations in 20 countries to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide (W3). For more information about Total Safety and its unwavering commitment to safety, visit www.totalsafety.com.

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