The GEO Group Announces Continuation Of Golden State Correctional Facility Contract In California

The GEO Group (NYSE:GEO) (“GEO”) announced today that it has received a letter from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) rescinding the previous notice of termination regarding GEO’s management contract for the 625-bed Golden State Correctional Facility (“the Facility”).

The Facility, which was previously scheduled to close on June 30, 2012, will remain in operation under GEO’s current contract which is effective through December 14, 2012. The Facility generates approximately $13 million in annualized revenues. GEO will provide an update on its 2012 outlook when it releases earnings for the first quarter 2012.

George C. Zoley, Chairman and CEO of GEO, said, “We appreciate the confidence placed in our Company by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with the continuation of our contract for the Golden State Modified Community Correctional Facility. We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with the State of California for more than 20 years, and we look forward to building on this important partnership to help the State meet its ongoing needs for correctional bed space.”

The GEO Group, Inc. is the world’s leading diversified provider of correctional, detention, and residential treatment services to federal, state, and local government agencies around the globe. GEO offers a turnkey approach that includes design, construction, financing, and operations. GEO represents government clients in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. GEO’s worldwide operations include 20,000 employees, 114 correctional, detention and residential treatment facilities, including projects under development, and 80,000 owned and/or managed beds.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and future performance of GEO that involve risks and uncertainties that could materially affect actual results, including statements regarding estimated earnings, revenues and costs and our ability to maintain growth and strengthen contract relationships. Factors that could cause actual results to vary from current expectations and forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to: (1) GEO’s ability to successfully pursue further growth and continue to enhance shareholder value; (2) GEO’s ability to access the capital markets in the future on satisfactory terms or at all; (3) risks associated with GEO’s ability to control operating costs associated with contract start-ups; (4) GEO’s ability to timely open facilities as planned, profitably manage such facilities and successfully integrate such facilities into GEO’s operations without substantial costs; (5) GEO’s ability to win management contracts for which it has submitted proposals and to retain existing management contracts; (6) GEO’s ability to obtain future financing on acceptable terms; (7) GEO’s ability to sustain company-wide occupancy rates at its facilities; and (8) other factors contained in GEO’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports.

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