CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SP Plus Corporation (Nasdaq:SP) ("SP+"), a leading national provider of parking, ground transportation and related products and services to commercial, institutional and municipal clients throughout North America, today announced that it has sold its joint venture interest in Parkmobile, LLC ("Parkmobile"), which SP+ acquired on October 31, 2014, to its joint venture partner Parkmobile USA, Inc. The transaction will provide SP+ with greater flexibility to partner with various technology providers in a rapidly evolving sector while at the same time enabling SP+ to continue using Parkmobile as a backend transaction engine and payment processor for certain online channels. SP+ expects to realize a first quarter 2018 gain (before income tax expense) of approximately $9 - $11 million from the transaction. G Marc Baumann, President and CEO of SP+, said, "We value the successful joint venture relationship we have had with Parkmobile over these past three years, and look forward to our ongoing commercial relationship with Parkmobile as SP+ expands its service offering to clients through an expanded array of on-line channel partners."
SP+ provides professional parking management, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,600 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. SP+ is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company's ground transportation division transports approximately 42 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.
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