Waste Industries Implements Succession Plan

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Waste Industries USA, Inc., a
regional, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced today
effective January 1, 2009, Ven Poole will become the Chief Executive Officer
of Waste Industries, succeeding Jim W. Perry who has held the role of
President and CEO since July 2002. Mr. Poole has served in various senior
management capacities since 1990 and most recently as Vice President of
Corporate Development. Mr. Poole is a 1985 graduate of North Carolina State
University with a BS in Aerospace Engineering.

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Mr. Perry will succeed Lonnie C. Poole, Jr. as Chairman of the Company’s
Board of Directors. Mr. Poole will continue to serve as a Director on the
Waste Industries Board.

In addition to these changes, Harry Habets will assume the role of
President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Habets joined the Company in 2002
and has served as the Company’s Vice President of Operations and Chief
Operating Officer since that time.

Mr. Perry stated, “The changes outlined above are part of an orderly
succession plan that was contemplated as part of the Company’s recent decision
to once again become a private company. I am very confident that under the
leadership of Ven and Harry, Waste Industries will continue its tradition of
growth and service, not only to our customers, but to our industry.”

Waste Industries USA, Inc. is a vertically integrated solid waste services
company that provides collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services to
commercial, industrial and residential customer locations in the states of
North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi.

[Via http://www.prnewswire.com]

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