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Servicemaster to sponsor Memphis Open

MEMPHIS, TENN. — The Memphis Open announced today that Memphis-based ServiceMaster will become the Presenting Sponsor of the tournament, signing a three-year deal through 2017. The 2015 Memphis Open will be played February 7-15 at The Racquet Club of Memphis.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations. The company’s portfolio of well-recognized brands includes Terminix (termite and pest control), American Home Shield (home warranties), ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspections).

As part of the sponsorship, ServiceMaster will have high visibility for its brands across various platforms at the Memphis Open. This includes: integration of the ServiceMaster logo into the Memphis Open composite logo; on-site, in-stadium and on-court brand exposure; and digital activation throughout the Memphis Open website, memphisopen.com. In addition, ServiceMaster will bring its iconic brands to “The M.O.,” an all-new interactive zone offering opportunities to shop, dine, drink and play to all fans in attendance.

Click the image to the right to download hi-res versions of the new Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster logo.

“The Memphis Open is proud to have ServiceMaster as Presenting Sponsor of the tournament,”said Erin Mazurek, Tournament Director, Memphis Open. “Our goal is to make this event one that the people of the Memphis area can embrace and call their own, and being able to partner with an organization so entrenched in and committed to this community helps to make this vision a reality.”

“We’re thrilled to team up with the USTA and The Racquet Club of Memphis to bring some of the best men’s tennis players on the ATP Tour to our city,“ said ServiceMaster Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie. “We’re also excited to introduce tennis fans around the world to our company and the leading brands that serve 5 million residential and commercial customers a year, visiting more than 75,000 homes and businesses each day. Being a part of the tennis tradition in Memphis brings a whole new meaning to “We Serve.”

In October of 2014, Tennis Rendezvous LLC, which is jointly owned by the United States Tennis Association and Golden Set Holdings LLC, purchased the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships from San Jose-based Sharks Sports & Entertainment. Renamed the Memphis Open, the event, which has been held at the Racquet Club of Memphis since 1977, will again be an ATP World Tour 250 tournament, with a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw.

For a breakdown of the tournament schedule and prices, visit memphisopen.com.

About the Memphis Open

In 2014, Tennis Rendezvous LLC, which is jointly owned by the United States Tennis Association and Golden Set Holdings LLC, purchased the U.S. Indoor National Championships and renamed it the Memphis Open - with the inaugural Memphis Open taking place in February 2015 at the Racquet Club of Memphis. The event is one of the longest-running American tournaments on the ATP World Tour and the only indoor ATP event contested in the United States.

The present incarnation of professional tennis in Memphis officially kicked off in 1976, with a tournament won by Vijay Armitraj. In 1977, the tournament was designated as the U.S. Indoor National Championships. Tennis legend Bj√∂rn Borg walked away with the title that year, and subsequent men’s singles champions include Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras — for a total of nine year-end world No. 1s. Doubles champions include three of the greatest tandems of the Open era: Bob and Mike Bryan, Ken Flach and Robert Seguso, and Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, among others.

About ServiceMaster

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations. The company’s portfolio of well-recognized brands includes Terminix (termite and pest control), American Home Shield (home warranties), ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspections). During the last 12 months, the company served approximately 5 million residential and commercial customers through an employee base of approximately 13,000 company associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 33,000 additional people. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Go to servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.

For more information, contact:

Chris Widmaier, Managing Director, Corporate Communications, USTA, (914) 696-7284, widmaier@usta.com

 

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