Jani-King Expands PGA Tour Staff Program in Support of PGA of America Partnership

Six Tour Players to Wear JK Logo During 2014-2015 Season

DALLAS, TX - (Marketwired - Oct 6, 2014) - Jani-King International, Inc., a long-time sponsor and supporter of the game of golf, is growing its PGA Tour staff from three to six players starting with the 2014-2015 season beginning this week in Napa, CA at the Frys.Com Open. In addition to renewing agreements with Chad Campbell, Martin Flores and Ryan Palmer, Jani-King is adding Luke Guthrie, Kevin Kisner and Hudson Swafford to its roster.

"Since 2009, Jani-King has been represented on the PGA Tour by Chad Campbell and in 2012 we began an official partnership with the PGA of America," said Mike Biggs, Executive Director of Sports Partnerships and Business Development. "In 2012, we also added additional players to promote the brand and expand our association with the Tour. We are excited to grow that program for the upcoming season in order to create more value for our regions and business owners."

As the world's largest commercial cleaning franchise company, Jani-King uses its PGA partnership and PGA Tour player sponsorships not only to expand its golf/country club and resort cleaning opportunities, but as a tool to grow all areas of business.

"The game of golf is one of the best sports business tools out there if used correctly," said Biggs. "So many corporate decision makers play and follow the game. Whether out on the golf course playing or spending the day in a hospitality tent, there just aren't many atmospheres that promote genuine relationship building like that of golf. More Jani-King regional offices use PGA Tour events to entertain customers and prospects than any of our other varied sports partnership assets.

"Expanding the number of players we have competing on the PGA Tour gives our franchisees and regional owners more opportunity to see their brand playing on the weekend and more opportunity for entertaining guests. This also supports our growing list of PGA Tour tournament hospitality locations."

Jani-King currently has designated hospitality areas at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Honda Classic, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship, PGA Grand Slam of Golf and at U.S.-based Ryder Cup Matches. In addition, Jani-King regions host guests at more than 20 other PGA Tour events in various capacities.

Jani-King PGA Tour Staff: 2014-2015 FedEx Cup Season

  • Chad Campbell, 40, UNLV, Turned Pro: 1996
    2014-15 PGA Tour status: fully exempt as Top-50 Career Money Winner
    Three-time U.S. Ryder Cup Team Member (2004-2006-2008)
    Four-time PGA Tour winner
  • Martin Flores, 32, University of Oklahoma, Turned Pro: 2005
    2014-15 PGA Tour status: fully exempt as Top 125 finisher in 2013-14 FedEx Cup
    Finished third at 2014 Wells Fargo Championship
    Finished T4 at 2013 John Deere Classic
  • Luke Guthrie, 24, University of Illinois, Turned Pro: 2012
    @LukeGuthrie
    2014-15 PGA Tour status: fully exempt as Top 125 finisher in 2013-14 FedEx Cup
    Finished T5 at 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
    Finished third at 2013 Honda Classic
  • Kevin Kisner, 30, University of Georgia, Turned Pro: 2006
    @K_Kisner
    2014-15 PGA Tour status: fully exempt as Top 125 finisher in 2013-14 FedEx Cup
    Three top-10s on PGA Tour in 2013-14
    Two wins on Web.Com Tour (2010 and 2013)
  • Ryan Palmer, 38, Texas A&M University, Turned Pro: 2000
    @RyanPalmerPGA
    2014-15 PGA Tour status: fully exempt as Top 125 finisher in 2013-14 FedEx Cup
    Career best season in 2013-14 finishing 14th in FedEx Cup standings while rising to 41st in the Official World Golf Rankings (thru Sept. 21)
    Three-time PGA Tour winner
  • Hudson Swafford, 27, University of Georgia, Turned Pro: 2011 @Hud_Swafford
    2014-15 PGA Tour status: exempt status via 2014 Web.Com Tour Finals
    Finished in Top 150 in 2013-14 FedEx Cup standings, his first season on the PGA Tour
    Six career top-10 finishes on Web.Com Tour, including win in rookie season of 2012

About The PGA of America

The PGA of America is the world's largest sports organization, comprised of 27,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in teaching and growing the game. Founded in 1916, the PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by conducting premier spectator events -- PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid and PGA Grand Slam of Golf -- as well as significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions.

About Jani-King

Jani-King is the world's largest commercial cleaning franchise company with 11,000 franchise owners worldwide. Founded in 1969, the company has over 120 regional offices in 14 countries. Through a network of regional support offices, Jani-King franchisees provide commercial cleaning services for many different facilities including healthcare cleaning, office cleaning, hotel/resort cleaning, school cleaning, bank cleaning, manufacturing cleaning, retail cleaning, restaurant cleaning and sport stadium cleaning. The company has consistently ranked as the top performer among commercial cleaning franchise businesses.

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