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Ryan & Company Announces the Acquisition of John L. Ferrell Company

Press Release May 31, 1999

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan & Company announced today that it completed its much anticipated acquisition of John L. Ferrell Company of El Paso, Texas ("JLFCO").

Brint Ryan, Managing Principal said, "This acquisition continues our efforts to become one of the leading property tax consulting firms in the nation." Ryan & Company is one of the largest independent tax consulting firms in the United States. The firm specializes in providing state and local tax services primarily in the sales/use tax, property tax, franchise tax, and state income tax areas on a multi-state basis. Ryan & Company employs over 100 professionals serving many leading Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States.

"The acquisition of JLFCO brings us a significant property tax presence in the Texas market. JLFCO’s success is due to the many long-term client relationships established. Some of these relationships span over 20 years, an impressive length in any industry, and particularly in the consulting industry," said Brint Ryan.

Mr. John R. Ferrell becomes a Principal in Ryan & Company and National Director of Property Tax Services. Mr. Ferrell has over 25 years experience in the property tax consulting industry and has been directly involved in many Texas legislative efforts including the establishment of the Texas Freeport Exemption. He also served on the first State of Texas Property Tax Consultant Advisory Council and co-authored the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct currently used to regulate property tax consultants in the state of Texas. Mr. Ferrell will serve as Managing Principal of Ryan & Company’s El Paso office and, like all of the owners of Ryan & Company, will maintain a significant and ongoing responsibility for client services.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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