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Clean Harbors Announces Appointment of Jim Buckley as SVP Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

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NORWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 3, 2013-- Clean Harbors, Inc. (“Clean Harbors”) (NYSE: CLH), the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America, today announced that Jim Buckley has been appointed as SVP Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.

Prior to joining Clean Harbors, Jim was executive vice president and partner at Sharon Merrill Associates, a critical communications strategic advisory firm that is nationally recognized for its investor relations expertise. During his 19-year tenure at Sharon Merrill, Jim provided strategic counsel to clients on a broad spectrum of corporate communications issues and oversaw the implementation of investor relations programs for a number of organizations, including Clean Harbors.

“Jim is a seasoned investor relations and corporate communications professional,” said James M. Rutledge, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Financial Officer of Clean Harbors. “We are familiar with him and his abilities from our longstanding relationship with Sharon Merrill. As we sought to expand our communications function to reflect our growth as an organization, he was the logical choice for this newly created position. He will play an important role in shaping our messaging and facilitating external and internal communications. He will be a valuable resource for both Wall Street and our employee base going forward.”

Buckley also has served as an adjunct professor of investor relations for several years at Boston University and has guest lectured at other colleges on a variety of corporate communications topics. He has been a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) since 1997 and was a speaker at the NIRI National Conference in 2011 and 2012. He also has presented at various NIRI seminars and Public Relations Society of America meetings during his Sharon Merrill career. Prior to Sharon Merrill, Buckley served as a staff reporter at The Eagle Times in Claremont, New Hampshire. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Marquette University and an M.B.A from Boston College.

About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH) is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of used oil recycling and re-refining, parts washers and environmental services for the small quantity generator market.

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has waste disposal facilities and service locations throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

Source: Clean Harbors, Inc.

Clean Harbors, Inc.
James M. Rutledge, 781-792-5100
Vice Chairman, President and CFO
Clean Harbors, Inc.
Jim Buckley, 781-792-5100
SVP Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

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