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Ryan & Company and Barnett Associates Expand Suite of Offerings with Strategic Alliance

Press Release Mar 16, 2005

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, Inc. (Ryan & Company), the largest independent state and local tax consulting firm in the United States, today announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Barnett Associates, Inc. (Barnett Associates), the national leader in unemployment tax management solutions.

With unemployment tax costs nearly tripling over the last two years, identifying legitimate unemployment tax savings is a priority for companies throughout the United States. The collective resources of Ryan & Company and Barnett Associates now offer these companies both best-of-class state and local tax consulting services and comprehensive strategies for reducing unemployment tax rates.

"Like all of the indirect taxes we specialize in minimizing, unemployment taxes are a controllable cost," says G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. "With the right capability and expertise, substantial reductions in unemployment taxes can be realized. Barnett Associates brings that capability and expertise to our team, providing us with another great opportunity to bring value to our clients."

"The combination is a natural," says Paul Barnett, President of Barnett Associates. "Often, the information provided to Ryan & Company is the same information needed by Barnett Associates to secure the lowest unemployment rates under the law. We are very happy to be working with Ryan & Company to provide the most comprehensive state and local tax consulting in the country."

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 ryan.com.

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