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Bruce Gibson Joins Ryan & Company as Principal; Will Lead Rapidly Growing Public Affairs Practice

Press Release May 29, 2007

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, North America’s largest independent state and local tax consulting firm, today announced that Bruce Gibson has joined the Firm as Principal. Mr. Gibson will lead the Firm’s rapidly growing Public Affairs Practice and oversee an experienced team of professionals with significant political, media, and governmental affairs expertise. He will be based in the Firm’s Austin, Texas office.

Mr. Gibson was the Chief of Staff for Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst from 2003 through 2006. Prior to that, he served six terms in the Texas House of Representatives and was an Executive Assistant to Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock.

In addition to his wealth of public sector experience, Mr. Gibson has excelled in corporate executive positions as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Chamber of Commerce, as well as Vice President and Senior Vice President of a major power company. Mr. Gibson has a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas Christian University.

“Bruce adds considerable strength and experience to the very talented Public Affairs team we have assembled to represent our clients on important state and local tax legislative and regulatory issues,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. “His grasp of complex tax legislative and regulatory issues will be invaluable in the development and execution of effective public affairs strategies for our clients.”

“I’ve been very impressed by Ryan & Company’s strategic growth and dramatic market moves to build the most comprehensive suite of value added services available for corporate tax leaders. They employ the most talented professionals in the tax industry, and I’m honored to join their team,” said Bruce Gibson. “I look forward to supporting continued growth and extending the Firm’s direct legislative advocacy services and public affairs consulting to all of our clients’ major markets.”

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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