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GCA release 7.19

July 19, 2011

GCA Services Group Named to DiversityBusiness.com’s Top 100 Large Businesses in the United States for 2011

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Distinguishing its company as one of the top privately-held businesses in the United States, GCA Services Group was recently acknowledged by DiversityBusiness.com for their overall leadership and economic achievements. The award, known as the Div500, represents the nation’s most successful privately-held businesses. GCA was recognized as one of the top 100 large businesses in the United States and one of the top 100 privately-held businesses in the state of Ohio.

2011 marks DiversityBusiness.com’s 11th annual listing of the nation’s top businesses. The Top Business Lists have become a compilation of organizations which have enhanced the financial vitality of our communities. The winners have become a highly respected source of reference for corporations, government agencies and educational institutions that desire to increase opportunities with privately-held businesses.

Robert L. Norton, Chairman, CEO, and President of GCA, said: “We are honored to be recognized as one of the top businesses throughout the nation and in our home state of Ohio. It’s a testament to our 26,000 associates’ focus of providing the best possible customer service and our company’s deep commitment to diversity in the workplace.”

“We have a great future ahead of us, especially as our entrepreneurs continue to reinvent products and services that transform the way we live,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that founded DiversityBusiness.com. “Our nation’s business leaders are relentless. It isn’t a mere coincidence to see our competitive spirit still alive and persevering under any circumstances”, Clarke concluded.

The List

This List is a classification that represents the top privately-held businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural, small and women-owned businesses use the list. The List is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural social media website that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.

About GCA Services Group, Inc.

GCA Services Group, Inc. is a leading national provider of quality facility services, including janitorial/custodial services, facilities maintenance, grounds management, diversified staffing, and more. With over 26,000 employees, GCA serves numerous Fortune 100 companies in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, corporate office buildings, K-12 schools, higher education, high-tech, bio-pharmaceutical, aviation, nuclear power, the rental car market, and others. For more information, please visit www.gcaservices.com .

About DiversityBusiness.com

Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 48,000 members, is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness provides research and data collection services for “Top 500 Diversity-Owned Companies in America” and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week, and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness reaches more diverse suppliers and communicates more information on a more frequent basis than all other organizations combined. DiversityBusiness also communicates with mainstream businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions with information related to diversity. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT, founded in 1980.