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Advanced Disposal Announces Q2 2014 Results

August 12, 2014

PONTE VEDRA, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/14 -- ADS Waste Holdings, Inc., (d/b/a Advanced Disposal) announced today revenue of $359.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 versus $333.6 million for the comparable period in 2013. Net loss from continuing operations for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was $15.2 million versus $18.7 million for the comparable 2013 period. Excluding costs associated with the integration of the acquisition of Veolia ES Solid Waste ("Veolia") and restructuring charges, adjusted operating income for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 would have been $19.7 million and $18.6 million, respectively.

"We have increased our revenue from continuing operations by $26.3 million or 7.9% over the comparable quarter in 2013 driven by volume of 7.4% and price of 0.9%, offset by other adjustments of 0.4%. Adjusted EBITDA increased by $2.1 million from the comparable quarter driven primarily from strong special waste and rolloff volumes. Our management team is focused on growing the business while improving the efficiency of our operations," said Richard Burke, CEO.

Excluding certain charges associated with restructuring, integration and rebranding efforts, as well as items permitted to be excluded under the provisions of the Term B loan credit agreement, adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was $96.2 million compared to $94.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013. The calculation of free cash flow as well as the details of charges and other expenses that are excluded from EBITDA in arriving at adjusted proforma EBITDA are contained in the "Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Measures" section of this press release.

(a) This press release contains a discussion of non-GAAP measures, as defined in Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company reports its financial results in compliance with GAAP, but believes that also discussing non-GAAP measures (such as adjusted loss, adjusted loss from continuing operations, adjusted operating income, EBITDA, adjusted proforma EBITDA from continuing operations, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow) provides investors with (i) additional, meaningful comparisons of current results to prior periods' results by excluding items that the Company does not believe reflect its fundamental business performance and are not representative or indicative of its results of operations and (ii) financial measures that the Company uses in the management of its business. Accordingly, net (loss) and operating income have been presented in certain instances excluding special items noted in this press release.

SUPPLEMENTAL UNAUDITED FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND OPERATING DATA ADS Waste Holdings, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) (in millions) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2014 2013 2014 2013 -------- -------- ------- ------- Service revenues $ 359.9$ 333.6$ 681.1$ 640.9 -------- -------- ------- ------- Operating costs and expenses Operating 230.8 208.0 441.3 404.8 Selling, general and administrative 41.4 48.0 80.1 84.3 Depreciation and amortization 70.7 70.1 132.9 136.8 Acquisition and development costs - 0.1 - 0.2 Loss on disposal of assets 0.5 (0.3) 0.8 (0.2) Restructuring charges 0.5 0.7 2.0 1.9 -------- -------- ------- ------- Total operating costs and expenses 343.9 326.6 657.1 627.8 -------- -------- ------- ------- Operating income 16.0 7.0 24.0 13.1 -------- -------- ------- ------- Other income (expense) Interest expense (35.0) (37.4) (70.4) (83.6) Other, net 0.5 0.7 1.4 1.2 -------- -------- ------- ------- Total other expense (34.5) (36.7) (69.0) (82.4) -------- -------- ------- ------- Loss from continuing operations before income taxes (18.5) (29.7) (45.0) (69.3) Income tax benefit (3.3) (11.0) (10.8) (25.2) -------- -------- ------- ------- Loss from continuing operations (15.2) (18.7) (34.2) (44.1) -------- -------- ------- ------- Discontinued operations (Loss) income from discontinued operations (0.2) (7.3) (0.7) (6.7) Income tax benefit - (0.9) (0.2) (1.4) -------- -------- ------- ------- Discontinued operations, net (0.2) (6.4) (0.5) (5.3) -------- -------- ------- ------- Net loss $ (15.4)$ (25.1)$ (34.7)$ (49.4) ======== ======== ======= =======

ADS Waste Holdings, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) (in millions, except shares) June 30, December 31, 2014 2013 ---------- ------------ Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 4.8$ 12.0 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $7.3 and $8.4, respectively 194.7 193.1 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 27.9 35.2 Deferred income taxes 7.2 7.2 Assets of businesses held for sale - 3.1 ---------- ------------ Total current assets 234.6 250.6 Restricted cash 2.3 2.4 Other assets, net 111.2 121.2 Property and equipment, net 1,657.7 1,667.4 Goodwill 1,167.1 1,166.4 Other intangible assets, net 400.1 418.8 ---------- ------------ Total assets $ 3,573.0$ 3,626.8 ========== ============ Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities Accounts payable $ 74.0$ 83.5 Accrued expenses 110.3 117.8 Deferred revenue 58.7 60.3 Current maturities of landfill retirement obligations 33.8 28.7 Current maturities of long-term debt 36.2 29.1 Liabilities of businesses held for sale - 1.7 ---------- ------------ Total current liabilities 313.0 321.1 Other long-term liabilities, less current maturities 49.7 48.2 Long-term debt, less current maturities 2,299.4 2,302.8 Accrued landfill retirement obligations, less current maturities 160.2 155.6 Deferred income taxes 235.1 247.6 ---------- ------------ Total liabilities 3,057.4 3,075.3 ---------- ------------ Commitments and contingencies Equity Common stock: $.01 par value, 1,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding - - Additional paid-in capital 1,109.0 1,109.5 Accumulated other comprehensive income 1.8 2.5 Accumulated deficit (595.2) (560.5) ---------- ------------ Total stockholders' equity 515.6 551.5 ---------- ------------ Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 3,573.0$ 3,626.8 ========== ============

ADS Waste Holdings, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) (in millions) Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 2013 --------- --------- Cash flows from operating activities Net loss $ (34.7)$ (49.4) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities Depreciation and amortization 133.2 139.0 Amortization of terminated derivative contracts - 3.0 Amortization of interest rate cap premium 1.5 0.3 Amortization of debt issuance costs 6.3 5.4 Accretion of original issue discount 2.4 2.4 Accretion on landfill retirement obligations 6.2 7.7 Accretion on capital leases and long-term debt 0.7 0.7 Accretion on loss contracts and other long-term liabilities 0.5 0.2 Provision for doubtful accounts 2.5 2.2 (Gain) loss on sale of property and equipment 0.6 (0.2) Loss on disposition of business (0.2) 7.6 Stock option vesting 1.4 2.4 Change in deferred tax provision (12.0) (25.8) Earnings in equity investee 0.3 (0.6) Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of businesses acquired Increase in accounts receivable (3.5) (11.5) Decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets 7.8 1.3 Decrease in other assets 1.4 0.6 (Decrease) increase in accounts payable (1.7) 5.6 Decrease in accrued expenses (6.4) (4.0) Decrease in unearned revenue (2.2) - Increase (decrease) in other long-term liabilities 1.1 (3.4) Capping, closure and post-closure expenditures (3.8) (2.0) --------- --------- Net cash provided by operating activities 101.4 81.5 --------- --------- Cash flows from investing activities Purchases of property and equipment and construction and development (102.9) (65.8) Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 1.2 0.4 Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired (4.9) (6.0) Proceeds from sale of business 2.1 - --------- --------- Net cash used in investing activities (104.5) (71.4) --------- --------- Cash flows from financing activities Proceeds from borrowings on long-term debt 60.0 105.0 Repayment on long-term debt (64.4) (114.7) Deferred financing charges (1.2) (21.5) Bank overdraft 3.3 14.9 Other financing activities 0.1 0.1 Return of capital (1.9) - --------- --------- Net cash used in financing activities (4.1) (16.2) --------- --------- Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (7.2) (6.1) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 12.0 18.8 --------- --------- Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 4.8$ 12.7 ========= =========



You should read the following information in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto as of and for the year ended December 31, 2013 appearing on our Form 10-K and our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto as of and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 appearing on our Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

REVENUE

The following table reflects our revenue by line of business for the periods presented in (in millions and as a percentage of revenue):

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014 2013 ------------- ------------- Collection $239.8 66.6% $223.9 67.1% Disposal 132.7 36.9% 119.2 35.7% Sale of recyclables 8.9 2.5% 9.2 2.8% Fuel fees and environmental fees 24.2 6.7% 21.9 6.6% Other revenue 23.8 6.6% 23.4 7.0% Intercompany eliminations (69.5) (19.3)% (64.0) (19.2)% ------ ----- ------ ----- Total service revenues $359.9 100.0% $333.6 100.0% ====== ===== ====== ===== Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 2013 -------------- -------------- Collection $ 465.1 68.3% $ 439.7 68.6% Disposal 232.6 34.2% 214.8 33.5% Sale of recyclables 17.5 2.6% 18.0 2.8% Fuel fees and environmental fees 45.1 6.6% 38.3 6.0% Other revenue 46.6 6.8% 47.2 7.4% Intercompany eliminations (125.8) (18.5)% (117.1) (18.3)% ------- ----- ------- ----- Total service revenues $ 681.1 100.0% $ 640.9 100.0% ======= ===== ======= =====



The table set forth below reflects changes in revenue, as compared to the previous year:

Three Months Six Months Ended June 30, Ended June 30, 2014 2014 -------------- -------------- Core price 0.6% 1.1% Recycling (0.2)% (0.1)% Fuel fees 0.5% 0.5% -------------- -------------- Total price 0.9% 1.5% Volume 7.4% 5.1% Other (0.4)% (0.3)% -------------- -------------- Total revenue growth 7.9% 6.3% -------------- --------------



OPERATING EXPENSES

The following table summarizes our operating expenses (in millions and as a percentage of our revenue).

Three Months Ended June Six Months Ended June 30, 30, 2014 2013 2014 2013 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Operating $227.7 63.3% $204.2 61.2% $435.1 63.9% $397.1 62.0% Accretion of landfill retirement obligations 3.1 0.9% 3.8 1.1% 6.2 0.9% 7.7 1.2% ------ ---- ------ ---- ------ ---- ------ ---- Operating expenses $230.8 64.1% $208.0 62.4% $441.3 64.8% $404.8 63.2% ====== ==== ====== ==== ====== ==== ====== ====



The following table summarizes the major components of our operating expenses, excluding accretion expense on landfill retirement obligations, for the periods presented (in millions and as a percentage of revenue):

Three Months Ended June Six Months Ended June 30, 30, 2014 2013 2014 2013 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Labor and related benefits $ 70.7 19.6% $ 63.9 19.2% $138.4 20.3% $127.2 19.8% Transfer and disposal costs 55.3 15.4% 48.6 14.6% 100.6 14.8% 91.8 14.3% Maintenance and repairs 28.9 8.0% 25.0 7.5% 55.5 8.1% 49.1 7.7% Fuel 27.0 7.5% 24.8 7.4% 53.4 7.8% 49.2 7.7% Franchise fees and taxes 17.4 4.8% 14.9 4.5% 30.1 4.4% 27.0 4.2% Risk management 6.9 1.9% 6.0 1.8% 14.2 2.1% 11.9 1.9% Other 21.5 6.0% 21.0 6.3% 42.9 6.3% 40.9 6.4% ------ ---- ------ ---- ------ ---- ------ ---- Total operating expenses $227.7 63.3% $204.2 61.2% $435.1 63.9% $397.1 62.0% ====== ==== ====== ==== ====== ==== ====== ====



SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE

The following table summarizes our selling, general and administrative expenses for the periods presented (in millions and as a percentage of revenue):

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June June 30, 30, 2014 2013 2014 2013 ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Salaries $23.2 6.4% $23.1 6.9% $47.2 6.9% $46.3 7.2% Legal and professional 3.1 0.9% 2.9 0.9% 5.6 0.8% 5.2 0.8% Rebranding and integration costs 3.2 0.9% 10.9 3.3% 3.5 0.5% 12.3 1.9% Other 11.9 3.3% 11.1 3.3% 23.8 3.5% 20.5 3.2% ----- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- Total selling, general and administrative expenses $41.4 11.5% $48.0 14.4% $80.1 11.8% $84.3 13.2% ===== ==== ===== ==== ===== ==== ===== ====



RECONCILIATION OF CERTAIN NON-GAAP MEASURES

We believe that presenting adjusted loss from continuing operations, adjusted operating income, adjusted proforma EBIDA from continuing operations, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow, which are not measures determined in accordance with GAAP, provides an understanding of operational activities before the financial impact of certain items. We use these measurements, and believe investors will find them helpful, in understanding operational activities before the financial impact of certain item. We use these measurements, and believe investors will find them helpful, in understanding the ongoing performance of our operations separate from items that have a disproportionate impact on our results for a particular period. Our definition of adjusted loss from continuing operations, adjusted operating income, adjusted proforma EBITDA from continuing operations and adjusted free cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

The following table reconciles loss from continuing operations and operating income to adjusted loss from continuing operations and adjusted operating income (in millions):

Three Months Six Months Ended June 30, Ended June 30, 2014 2013 2014 2013 ------ ------ ------ ------ Loss from continuing operations, as reported $(15.2)$(18.7)$(34.2)$(44.1) Restructuring charges 0.5 0.7 2.0 1.9 Rebranding & integration costs associated with the acquisition of Veolia 3.2 10.9 3.5 12.3 Debt refinancing costs that did not qualify for capitalization - - - 0.2 ------ ------ ------ ------ Adjusted loss from continuing operations $(11.5)$ (7.1)$(28.7)$(29.7) ====== ====== ====== ====== Operating income, as reported $ 16.0$ 7.0$ 24.0$ 13.1 Restructuring charges 0.5 0.7 2.0 1.9 Rebranding & integration costs associated with the acquisition of Veolia 3.2 10.9 3.5 12.3 Debt refinancing costs that did not qualify for capitalization - - - 0.2 ------ ------ ------ ------ Adjusted operating income $ 19.7$ 18.6$ 29.5$ 27.5 ====== ====== ====== ======



The following table calculates adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and accretion adjusted for the integration costs associated with the integration of the Veolia acquisitions, certain other costs and other acquisitions (in millions):

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2014 2013 2014 2013 --------- --------- --------- --------- Net loss $ (15.4)$ (25.1)$ (34.7)$ (49.4) Less loss from discontinued operations (0.2) (6.4) (0.5) (5.3) --------- --------- --------- --------- Loss from continuing operations (15.2) (18.7) (34.2) (44.1) --------- --------- --------- --------- Additions/deductions Income tax benefit (3.3) (11.0) (10.8) (25.2) Interest expense 35.0 37.4 70.4 83.6 Depreciation and amortization 70.7 70.1 132.9 136.8 Accretion on landfill obligations 3.1 3.8 6.2 7.7 Accretion on loss contracts 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.2 --------- --------- --------- --------- EBITDA from continuing operations 90.7 81.8 165.0 159.0 EBITDA adjustments: Acquisition and development costs - 0.1 - 0.2 Stock option vesting 1.1 1.3 1.4 2.4 Earnings in equity investee 0.2 (0.4) 0.3 (0.6) Restructuring charges 0.5 0.7 2.0 1.9 Loss (gain) on sale of assets 0.5 (0.3) 0.8 (0.2) Acquisition and integration costs 3.2 10.9 3.5 12.3 Proforma impact of acquisitions/new contracts 0.9 4.0 2.4 8.3 --------- --------- --------- --------- Adjusted proforma EBITDA from continuing operations $ 97.1$ 98.1$ 175.4$ 183.3 ========= ========= ========= ========= Revenue from continuing operations $ 359.9$ 333.6$ 681.1$ 640.9 --------- --------- --------- --------- Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations (a) 96.2 94.1 173.0 175.0 Adjusted EBITDA margin from continuing operations 26.7% 28.2% 25.4% 27.3%

(a) Excludes the proforma impact of acquisitions.



ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW

The following table calculates adjusted free cash flow, which is not a measure determined in accordance with GAAP (in millions):

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 2013 ------------ ------------ Net cash provided by operating activities $ 101.4$ 81.5 Purchases of property & equipment (a) (75.0) (65.8) Proceeds from the sale of property & equipment 1.2 0.4 ------------ ------------ Free cash flow 27.6 16.1 Restructuring payments 4.1 5.5 Bonuses paid in connection with the acquisition of Veolia - 9.9 Costs associated with the acquisition of Veolia 3.5 12.3 ------------ ------------ Adjusted free cash flow $ 35.2 43.8 ============ ============ Revenue from continuing operations $ 681.1$ 640.9 Revenue from discontinued operations 0.4 73.5 ------------ ------------ Total revenue $ 681.5$ 714.4 ============ ============ Adjusted free cash flow as a percentage of revenue 5.2% 6.1% Adjusted free cash flow as a percentage of adjusted EBITDA 20.3% 25.0% Capital expenditures as a percentage of total revenue (a) 11.0% 9.2%

(a) Excludes the impact of land purchase for future airspace of $8.8 at one landfill and capital related to the start of a major municipal contract of $19.1.



DISCLOSURE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, those regarding our business strategy, financial position, results of operations, plans, prospects and objectives of management for future operations (including development plans and objectives relating to our activities), are forward-looking statements. Many, but not all, of these statements can be found by looking for words like "expect," "anticipate," "goal," "project," "plan," "believe," "seek," "will," "may," "forecast," "estimate," "intend" and "future" and similar words. Statements that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect or believe may occur in the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities & Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the "safe harbor" created by those sections. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future performance and may involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. here are a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors, many of which are beyond our control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this report. These risks and uncertainties, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Form 10-K and subsequent Form 10-Q. Examples of these risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to: risks relating to our ability to compete; risks relating to our substantial indebtedness, our ability to service such debt and our ability to comply with debt covenants; risks relating to our ability to meet liquidity needs; risks relating to our ability to implement our growth strategy as and when planned; risks associated with acquisitions; risks relating to our ability to realize operating efficiencies in the integration of the Veolia acquisition or other business combinations; risks relating to the seasonality of our business and fluctuations in quarterly operating results; risks relating to the timing, renewal and exclusivity of contracts; risks relating to possible impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets; risks relating to our dependence on senior, regional and local management; risks associated with technology; risks relating to litigation, regulatory investigations and tax examinations; risks relating to weather conditions or natural disasters; the risk that we will not be able to improve margins; risks relating to the availability of qualified employees, particularly in new or more cost-effective locations; risks relating to the supply and price of fuel; risks relating to the pricing of commodities; risks relating to the shifting view of traditional waste streams as renewable resources in our industry; risks relating to the possible loss of key customers or loss of significant volumes from key customers; risks relating to government regulations; risks relating to the instability in the financial markets; risks relating to adverse capital and credit market conditions; and risks relating to the domestic and international economies.

The above examples are not exhaustive and new risks may emerge from time to time. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Such forward-looking statements are based on our current beliefs, assumptions, expectations, estimates and projections regarding our present and future business strategies and the environment in which we will operate in the future. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regarding thereto or any change of events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement was based.

About Advanced Disposal

Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. We provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 17 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations. We welcome you to learn more at AdvancedDisposal.com or follow us on Facebook.

Contact: Jennifer Lada Advanced Disposal (904) 900-7602Jennifer.Lada@AdvancedDisposal.com



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