NSI Announces Resignation of Board Member Nunn; Nunn to Focus on Nuclear Threat Initiative

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Service Industries, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- National Service Industries (NYSE:   NSI)
 announced that former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn resigned from its board effective
 today.
     Earlier this year, Senator Nunn, a former chairman of the Senate Armed
 Services Committee, and Ted Turner, the founder of Atlanta-based CNN,
 announced the formation of a private charitable organization called the
 Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc.  Senator Nunn is the co-chairman and chief
 executive officer of the organization, which is based in Washington, D.C.
     In announcing his resignation in a letter to NSI Chairman and Chief
 Executive Officer James S. Balloun, Senator Nunn wrote, "I have enjoyed
 working with members of NSI's first class management team and its premier
 board and appreciate your total commitment to excellence and dedication to
 increasing stockholder value."
     Balloun responded, "While we will miss the counsel Senator Nunn has
 provided, we fervently applaud his efforts to reduce the global threat posed
 by weapons of mass destruction and to make the world safer for us and
 generations to come."
 
 
     National Service Industries, Inc., with fiscal year 2000 sales of
 $2.6 billion, has four business segments -- lighting equipment, chemicals,
 textile rental, and envelopes.  Dividends have been paid for the past 65 years
 without a decrease.
 
 

SOURCE National Service Industries, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- National Service Industries (NYSE:   NSI)
 announced that former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn resigned from its board effective
 today.
     Earlier this year, Senator Nunn, a former chairman of the Senate Armed
 Services Committee, and Ted Turner, the founder of Atlanta-based CNN,
 announced the formation of a private charitable organization called the
 Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc.  Senator Nunn is the co-chairman and chief
 executive officer of the organization, which is based in Washington, D.C.
     In announcing his resignation in a letter to NSI Chairman and Chief
 Executive Officer James S. Balloun, Senator Nunn wrote, "I have enjoyed
 working with members of NSI's first class management team and its premier
 board and appreciate your total commitment to excellence and dedication to
 increasing stockholder value."
     Balloun responded, "While we will miss the counsel Senator Nunn has
 provided, we fervently applaud his efforts to reduce the global threat posed
 by weapons of mass destruction and to make the world safer for us and
 generations to come."
 
 
     National Service Industries, Inc., with fiscal year 2000 sales of
 $2.6 billion, has four business segments -- lighting equipment, chemicals,
 textile rental, and envelopes.  Dividends have been paid for the past 65 years
 without a decrease.
 
 SOURCE  National Service Industries, Inc.