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International SOS establishes a strategic alliance with RMSI

12 October 2010

London, UK

International SOS, the world's leading international healthcare, medical assistance and security services company, today announced the establishment of a strategic alliance with RMSI, a specialist in the provision of medical services for hostile environments.

This strategic alliance will align the service delivery resources with RMSI becoming the sole provider for International SOS when delivering medical services in hostile environments. Cooperation in marketing and distribution will ensure that RMSI services are made available extensively to potential clients, as well as provide International SOS clients with a seamless solution that leverages the expertise of RMSI in hostile locations alongside the global capabilities of International SOS.

Laurent Sabourin, International SOS' Managing Director explains the rationale behind the alliance as "Our clients expect us to be there for them globally. And while we have 25 years of experience in providing high quality healthcare in challenging locations, we realize that areas where there is an active armed conflict can present unique challenges. Our partnership with RMSI is another step toward our commitment to clients, offering them specialist resources and expertise needed to keep their global workforce healthy and secure wherever they work or travel."

RMSI will continue to operate as a fully independent entity under the leadership of Robert Lamb, CEO, and its existing team of executives. Robert Lamb shares, "We are delighted to partner with the industry leader in international healthcare services. The worldwide reach and specialized operating systems of International SOS will allow RMSI to expand its capabilities on a various fronts.  International SOS and RMSI have chosen to work together as we believe that our companies share many of the same values; namely integrity and a strong commitment to providing the highest quality of medical service to our clients."

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About International SOS
International SOS (https://www.internationalsos.com) is the world's leading international healthcare, medical assistance, and security services company. Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS provides integrated medical, clinical, and security solutions to organizations with international operations. Services include planning and preventative programs, in-country expertise, and emergency response. A global team of around 7,000 employees led by 970 full-time physicians and 200 security specialists provides health and security support to enable its members to operate wherever they work or travel. Members include 66 percent of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

About RMSI
Headquartered in Dubai, RMSI (http://www.rmsi-medevac.com/) is at the forefront of medical evacuation and remote clinical services with extensive experience and expertise in providing such services in hostile environments including Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan and Somalia. In addition to the provision of best in class ambulance and major incident response as an Emergency Medical Services contractor for the US Department of Defense in Iraq, RMSI provides aero-medical, curative, preventative care and training to both corporations, government agencies and NGOs. Over the course of its operations in Afghanistan, the RMSI has performed hundreds of medical evacuations domestically and to outside regional centers of medical excellence. The company has ten clinics across Afghanistan and three clinics in Iraq. All clinics are resourced with internationally certified expatriate doctors, paramedics and nurses.

Contact:

Michael McCallum, International SOS, michael.mccallum@internationalsos.com


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