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Ryan & Company Opens Tampa Office, Continues Expansion into Sunshine State

Press Release May 02, 2005

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, America's largest independent state and local tax consulting firm, today announced the opening of its newest office location in Tampa, Florida. The Firm has leased space on the 18th floor of 100 North Tampa, the tallest building and one of the premier corporate addresses in the Tampa Bay area. The office will be led by C.J. Evans and Win Williamson, both Senior Managers.

"We have recently experienced remarkable growth in our Credits and Incentives practice, and the addition of our professional team in Tampa builds on that growth and success and establishes us as a Credits and Incentives leader in Florida and the Southeast United States," says G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal. "We look forward to serving our Florida-based clients in the Credits and Incentives area as well as in our other eleven major service areas."

"I am pleased to welcome C.J. and Win to the Credits and Incentives Practice," says Helen Lemmon, Principal in Charge of Ryan & Company's U.S. Credits and Incentives Practice. "We are committed to building the strongest Credits and Incentives Practice in the country, and both C.J. and Win are important additions to our experienced network of professionals."

C.J. Evans has nine years of consulting experience including serving as a Senior Manager for a national accounting firm. He specializes in providing economic development and state and local business incentive solutions for clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, high technology, financial services, healthcare, and retail. He also serves on the Tampa Chamber of Commerce High Technology Committee - Committee of 100. "I am excited that Ryan & Company has chosen to open an office in Tampa, Florida and am very happy to be a part of Ryan & Company," says Evans. "Florida is one of the largest states and home to a wide array of great companies that will provide Ryan & Company with significant opportunities to provide state and local tax and business services."

Win Williamson has twelve years of consulting experience and was a former Regional Practice Leader for a national accounting firm's incentive credits practice with industry expertise in healthcare, manufacturing, retail, distribution, biotechnology, financial services, and telecommunications. He specialized in providing economic development and state and local tax credit and incentives services as well as state income and franchise tax consulting services to clients in a variety of states and industries. "It is an honor to be a part of such a well- respected team of tax professionals," says Williamson. "Ryan & Company has built its reputation in the marketplace by delivering superior client service and I am excited to represent this great firm in the Sunshine State."

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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