NEW YORK, December 12, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA-based Aramark, a leading global provider of food, facilities and uniform services, opened for trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “ARMK” after its initial public offering. Aramark has chosen Barclays Designated Market Makers as the Designated Market Maker for the company’s stock.
Aramark President and Chief Executive Officer Eric Foss was joined by frontline employees and members of the management team to celebrate the first day of trading by ringing The Opening Bell®and visiting the NYSE trading floor to witness the stock opening and unveiling of the company’s re-vitalized logo and tagline: “We Dream. We Do “.
“We’re pleased to welcome Aramark to the New York Stock Exchange,” said Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President & Head of Global Listings, NYSE Euronext. “As a company committed to innovation and providing stellar customer service, Aramark is an excellent addition to the NYSE’s community of leading companies. We congratulate Aramark on its IPO and are proud to partner with the company as it embarks on its journey as a publicly-traded company.”
“The step Aramark is taking today better enables us to fulfill our growth objectives and our mission to Deliver Experiences that Enrich and Nourish Lives,” said Aramark President and Chief Executive Officer Eric Foss. “As a public company, we are even better positioned to execute our repeatable business model and deliver innovative, high quality services to meet the evolving needs of our clients and customers.”
Aramark President and CEO Eric Foss in the center of the trading crowd as the company’s stock opens for trading on the NYSE.
Aramark President and CEO Eric Foss, joined by frontline employees and members of the management team, rings the NYSE Opening Bell® to celebrate the company’ IPO and first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Aramark delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative services in food, facilities management, and uniforms. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people in 22 countries around the world. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Certain statements made in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations, estimates, projections, and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results and trends may differ materially from what is forecast in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors. Additional information regarding these factors is contained in the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC.