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Progressive Waste Solutions appoints Dan Pio as CEO

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Toronto, ON, Canada - January 26, 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada - Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. announced that Dan Pio has been appointed chief integration officer in connection with the company's proposed combination with Waste Connections, Inc.

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Mr. Pio joined Progressive Waste Solutions in 2010 as Vice President and Canadian Chief Operating Officer. He was named Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development in October of 2013.

Prior to joining Progressive Waste Solutions , he was employed as Senior Vice President with Waste Management, Inc. from 2001 to 2005. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Pio held various positions with Waste Management and its predecessor companies including Chief Accounting Officer and Division Vice President.

From 1990 to 1996, he held the position of Manager of Financial Operations for Laidlaw Waste Systems Ltd. Mr. Pio has over 20 years of experience in the solid waste management industry and holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.

Additionally, William Herman, Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Herman is Vice President and the Chief Accounting Officer at Progressive Waste Solutions . He previously held various positions at the Company including Director of Financial Reporting and Canadian Corporate Controller. He joined the Company in June 2002 as Manager of Financial Reporting and Analysis.

Prior to June 2002, Mr. Herman held various positions with Deloitte & Touche LLP from September 1995 to June 2002, including Manager of Audit and Assurance.

Mr. Herman is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has an M.B.A. from York University's Schulich School of Business. He also holds a Diploma in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Loreto Grimaldi, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.

Mr. Grimaldi joined Progressive Waste Solutions in 2014, and has overall responsibility for the Company's legal affairs. Prior to Progressive Waste Solutions, he was Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of MedAvail Technologies Inc., a North American healthcare technology business owned by Walgreen Co. and private equity.

Previously, he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Symcor Inc., a North American technology services provider owned by 3 of Canada's largest banks. Mr. Grimaldi began his legal career at Stikeman Elliott, one of Canada's largest law firms. He holds a BBA and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business (York University), and an LLB from the University of Western Ontario.

He is called to the Bar in Ontario and the State of New York, and is an active member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

He will be graduating from the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors in early 2016. Mr. Grimaldi serves on the Board of Governors of Villanova, and on the Board of Directors of Hospice Vaughan.

Kevin Walbridge, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Ian Kidson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, have stepped down to pursue other opportunities.

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