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Ryan & Company Acquires CertiSoft Solutions, LLC; Expands Tax Technology Offerings

Press Release Aug 10, 2006

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan & Company, America’s largest independent state & local tax consulting firm, today announced that it has acquired CertiSoft Solutions, LLC, a provider of comprehensive, web-based tax certificate management software products, including CertiSoft CM and CM Pro. The company, based in Houston, Texas, will be integrated into Ryan & Company’s Tax Technology business.

Ryan & Company will offer the CertiSoft Solutions’ product suite to clients that require an efficient, cost-effective workflow solution to manage large volumes of tax and select accounts payable certificates. Janet Spann, former CertiSoft Solutions’ officer and product manager, has joined Ryan & Company as Senior Manager, Tax Technology, in the Firm’s Houston office and will continue to manage the CertiSoft Solutions’ product suite for Ryan & Company.

“The CertiSoft Solutions acquisition provides Ryan & Company with the opportunity to expand and optimize its full-service tax technology solutions by adding top-rated tax certificate management capability,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. “Our clients are often responsible for managing thousands of such certificates covering millions of transactions. CertiSoft Solutions’ product suite provides the ability to effectively manage this function and avoid the potential tax liability associated with missing, incomplete, and invalid certificates.”

“We are thrilled to be part of Ryan & Company,” said Janet Spann. “Ryan & Company’s transaction tax consulting practice, the U.S. market leader, includes many clients that can benefit from our product suite. Our proprietary software provides clients with a unique and efficient system of managing tax certificates while helping them comply with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.”

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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