CCA Appoints Mark A. Emkes to Its Board of Directors

CCA Appoints Mark A. Emkes to Its Board of Directors 
NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/14 --  CCA (Corrections
Corporation of America) (NYSE: CXW), America's largest owner of
partnership correctional and detention facilities, announced today
that Mark A. Emkes, has been appointed as an independent member of
CCA's Board of Directors, increasing the membership to twelve
"We are very pleased to announce Mark Emkes as our newest board
member. CCA is strongly committed to finding the best people to lead
our company," said John Ferguson, Chairman of CCA's Board of
Directors. "Mark brings significant experience in leading a large
international manufacturing, distribution and sales company as well
as unique experience having served a period of time in state
government. We believe his experience, knowledge and leadership will
be an asset in overseeing management's initiatives and will benefit
our organization for years to come." 
Mark Emkes, age 61, began his career at the Firestone Tire and Rubber
Company in 1975. From 1979 to 2000, Emkes' career at Firestone took
him overseas, holding various management positions in the Middle
East, Europe and South America. After returning to the United States
in 2000, Emkes was named President of Bridgestone Firestone Latin
America. In September 2002, Emkes was promoted to Chairman, CEO and
President of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC while
serving concurrently as a member of the Board of Directors of the
parent company, Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. In April 2004,
Emkes was promoted to Chairman and CEO of Bridgestone Americas
Holdings, Inc. and was elected as a member of the Board of Directors
of the Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, a position from which he
retired in February 2010.  
Shortly after retiring from Bridgestone, Tennessee Governor Bill
Haslam asked Emkes to serve as Commissioner of Finance and
Administration for the State of Tennessee. Emkes served in that
capacity until his retirement from state government in May 2013.  
Emkes has served as President of the Middle Tennessee Council of the
Boy Scouts of America, on the Board of Directors of the Community
Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and on the Advisory Board of Habitat
for Humanity, Nashville Chapter. He also was Chairman of Nashville's
2010 Heart Walk and is a member of CEOs Against Cancer, Tennessee
Chapter. Emkes currently serves on the boards of Greif, Inc., First
Horizon National Corporation and Clarcor, Inc.  
Emkes was the 2011 recipient of the Jennings A. Jones Champion of
Free Enterprise Award and in October 2012 was inducted into the
Nashville Business Hall of Fame.  
Emkes holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Indiana's
DePauw University and a master of business administration degree from
the Thunderbird School of Global Management, located in Glendale,
About the Company  
CCA, a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT), is the
nation's largest owner of partnership correction and detention
facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United
States, behind only the federal government and three states. We
currently own or control 52 correction and detention facilities and
manage 12 additional facilities owned by our government partners,
with a total design capacity of approximately 84,500 beds in 19
states and the District of Columbia. CCA specializes in owning,
operating and managing prisons and other correctional facilities and
providing inmate residential, community re-entry and prisoner
transportation services for governmental agencies. In addition to
providing the fundamental residential services relating to inmates,
our facilities offer a variety of rehabilitation and educational
programs, including basic education, faith-based services, life
skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment.  
CCA takes no responsibility for updating the information contained in
this press release following the date hereof to reflect events or
circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of
unanticipated events or for any changes or modifications made to this
press release. 
Karin Demler
(615) 263-3005 
Steve Owen
(615) 263-3107 
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