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Correcting the effective through date in the first paragraph, last sentence. It should read...through September 30, 2020. The corrected release reads: THE GEO GROUP ANNOUNCES CONTRACT RENEWAL BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS FOR THE D. RAY JAMES CORRECTIONAL FACILITY The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO) ("GEO") announced today that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (the "BOP") has extended its contract for the company-owned D. Ray James Correctional Facility (the "Facility") for a renewal term through September 30, 2018 under its existing ten-year contract which is effective through September 30, 2020. George C. Zoley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GEO, said, "We are very appreciative of the continued confidence placed in our company by the Federal Bureau of Prisons with this important contract renewal. Our company-owned D. Ray James Correctional Facility provides cost-effective, high-quality services on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. We believe that this contract renewal is indicative of the BOP's continued focus on quality as it evaluates its current privately-operated facilities." GEO has had a long standing private-public partnership with the BOP that dates back to the 1990s. At the federal level, GEO's facilities have a proven track record of providing cost-effective, high quality services. GEO looks forward to a continued partnership with the Federal Bureau of Prisons at the D. Ray James Correctional Facility and to continuing its efforts to provide industry-leading offender rehabilitation programs and reentry services with the objective of reducing recidivism and ensuring individuals successfully transition back into local communities. GEO provides high-quality, diversified services across all segments of the correctional and community reentry services spectrum in the United States as well as internationally. About The GEO Group The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) is the first fully integrated equity real estate investment trust specializing in the design, financing, development, and operation of correctional, detention, and community reentry facilities around the globe. GEO is the world's leading provider of diversified correctional, detention, community reentry, and electronic monitoring services to government agencies worldwide with operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. GEO's worldwide operations include the ownership and/or management of 104 facilities totaling approximately 87,000 beds, including projects under development, with a growing workforce of approximately 20,500 professionals.