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Ryan & Company Opens Charlotte Office; Adds Linda A. Falcone to Management Team

Press Release Dec 15, 2006

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, North America’s largest independent state & local tax consulting firm, continues its steady expansion with the opening of a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The office will be under the direction of Linda A. Falcone, who serves on the Board of Governors of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT).

Linda has served on the board of the IPT since June 2005 and has been active in the organization for the past fifteen years. She holds the Certified Member of Institute (CMI) designation for sales tax accreditation. The Institute, through its CMI designation program, recognizes professional achievement in sales and use taxation. The designation is widely known as a mark of achievement and distinction in the sales and use tax field.

Ms. Falcone began her career with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. She later held senior positions for major corporations, including Nissan Motor Corporation, Northwest Airlines, and Western Airlines and served as a Consultant to Fortune 1000 corporations for a major accounting firm. Falcone has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Business Administration degree with emphasis in accounting and finance from California State University, Fullerton.

“The Charlotte, North Carolina office further strengthens our national network and provides local expertise in the Carolinas that will tremendously benefit our clients,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. “Linda is a very well-known and respected transaction tax expert, and she will add depth to our practice in the Southeast.”

“Ryan & Company has built a national reputation as the premier state & local tax consulting firm in North America,” said Falcone. “I am excited to join the Firm’s team of industry-recognized thought leaders and continue its commitment to outstanding client service out of our new Charlotte, North Carolina office.”

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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