The GEO Group to Be Added to the FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index as of the Close of March 15, 2013

  The GEO Group to Be Added to the FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index as of the
  Close of March 15, 2013

Business Wire

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- March 8, 2013

The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) ("GEO") today announced that it will be added
as a constituent of the FTSE NAREIT US Real Estate Index Series, including the
FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index as of the close of March 15, 2013.

The FTSE NAREIT US Real Estate Index Series is designed to present investors
with a comprehensive family of REIT performance indexes that spans the
commercial real estate space across the US economy. The index series provides
investors with exposure to all investment and property sectors. In addition,
the more narrowly focused property sector and sub-sector indexes provide the
facility to concentrate commercial real estate exposure in more selected
markets. The FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs index contains all Equity REITs not
designated as Timber REITs or Infrastructure REITs. A copy of the notice
issued by FTSE can be found at
http://www.ftse.com/tech_notices/2013/Q1/NAREIT_Mar_2013.xls.

George C. Zoley, GEO's Chairman, CEO and Founder, said, “We are very pleased
with the announced addition of our company as a constituent of the FTSE NAREIT
Equity REITs Index as of the close of March 15, 2013. Inclusion in the FTSE
NAREIT Equity REITs Index further validates the decisive actions taken by our
Board and our management team to position GEO to become the first fully
integrated equity REIT in our industry.”

About The GEO Group, Inc.

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, and community reentry 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 100 facilities totaling 73,000 beds with a growing workforce of
approximately 18,000 professionals.

Safe-Harbor Statement

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. 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 meet
its financial guidance given the various risks to which its business is
exposed; (2) GEO's ability to declare future cash dividends; (3) GEO's ability
to successfully pursue further growth and continue to create shareholder
value; (4) risks associated with GEO's ability to control operating costs
associated with contract start-ups; (5) 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; (6)
GEO's ability to win management contracts for which it has submitted proposals
and to retain existing management contracts; (7) GEO's ability to obtain
future financing on acceptable terms; (8) GEO's ability to sustain
company-wide occupancy rates at its facilities; (9) GEO's ability to access
the capital markets in the future on satisfactory terms or at all; and (10)
other factors contained in GEO's Securities and Exchange Commission filings,
including the Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports.

Contact:

The GEO Group, Inc.
Pablo E. Paez, 866-301-4436
Vice President, Corporate Relations
 
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