FTC Issues Requests For Additional Information In Connection With The Service Corporation International / Stewart Enterprises,

FTC Issues Requests For Additional Information In Connection With The Service
         Corporation International / Stewart Enterprises, Inc. Merger

PR Newswire

HOUSTON and NEW ORLEANS, July 17, 2013

HOUSTON and NEW ORLEANS, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Service Corporation
International (NYSE: SCI) ("SCI") and Stewart Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: STEI)
("Stewart") today announced that they have each received a request for
additional information from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") in connection
with its review of SCI's pending acquisition of Stewart. These FTC requests,
commonly referred to as the "second request," were anticipated by SCI and
Stewart. They extend the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust
Improvements Act of 1976 until the 30^th day after substantial compliance by
SCI and Stewart with the requests, unless that period is extended voluntarily
by the parties or terminated sooner by the FTC. SCI and Stewart intend to
continue to work with the FTC and to respond promptly to the request. The
companies continue to believe that the pending acquisition will be completed
in late 2013 or early 2014.

Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this release contains forward-looking statements,
which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that
any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and
that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the
forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements include, but are
not limited to, statements about the benefits of the business combination
transaction involving SCI and Stewart Enterprises, including future financial
and operating results, the combined company's plans, objectives, synergies,
expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from
those set forth in the forward-looking statements: the ability to obtain
regulatory approvals of the transaction on the proposed terms and schedule;
the failure of Stewart Enterprises' shareholders to approve the transaction;
the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully; the risk
that the cost savings and any other synergies from the transaction may not be
fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; disruption from
the transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with
customers, employees or suppliers. Additional factors that may affect future
results are contained in SCI's filings with the SEC, which are available at
www.sci-corp.com. SCI disclaims any obligation to update and revise
statements contained in these materials based on new information or otherwise.

About Service Corporation International

Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), headquartered in Houston,
Texas, is North America's leading provider of deathcare products and
services. At June 30, 2013, we owned and operated 1,436 funeral homes and 374
cemeteries (of which 213 are combination locations) in 43 states, eight
Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia. Through our businesses, we
market the Dignity Memorial® brand which offers assurance of quality, value,
caring service, and exceptional customer satisfaction. For more information
about Service Corporation International, please visit our website at
www.sci-corp.com. For more information about Dignity Memorial®, please visit

SCI Contacts

Investors:   Debbie Young / Investor Relations
                (713) 525-9088
Media: Lisa Marshall / Corporate Communications

SOURCE Service Corporation International

Website: http://www.sci-corp.com
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