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The company was listed among the top franchises for veterans.

| June 30, 2014

WACO, Texas - The World Franchising Network has compiled and published its fifth annual list of the “50 Top Franchises for Veterans.” The results were featured in the June 20, 2014 issue of USA TODAY in the Franchising Today section.

The World Franchising Network selected 50 franchisors from over 300 companies requesting evaluation for inclusion in the article. Among these were four Dwyer Group brands, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Rooter, Aire Serv and The Grounds Guys.

There was no cost to participate in the survey. Each participating franchisor was required to submit a completed questionnaire. The questionnaire noted both the absolute number of and the percentage of the total number of operating units owned or managed by veterans.

“The steady increase in veteran representation within the overall franchising community over the last several years has been extremely encouraging,” Rob Bond, founder of the World Franchising Network, said. “It certainly is clear evidence of the intrinsic values, invaluable experience learned through life’s lessons, and the exceptional work ethic of our military veterans. Hopefully, this trend will continue in the years to come so that these fine young men and women can test their skills in franchising.”

The Dwyer Group is committed to helping veterans achieve their dreams and reach their goals by being in business for themselves. The Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran Program) was established by Don Dwyer, Sr., founder of The Dwyer Group, soon after the Gulf War ended in 1991. The Vet Fran program is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association (IFA) member companies to encourage franchise ownership by offering business franchise opportunities and financial incentives to honorably discharged veterans.

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