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Rachel Le Mieux Joins Ryan as Principal; Will Provide Additional Leadership in the Firm’s Seattle, Washington Office

Press Release Apr 14, 2010

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that Rachel Le Mieux has joined the Firm as a Principal based in their Seattle, Washington office. Ms. Le Mieux will provide in-depth sales and use tax, as well as gross receipts tax expertise to support Ryan’s rapidly expanding portfolio of premier Fortune 1000 clients operating in the Northwest region of the United States.

Ms. Le Mieux is a recognized Northwestern state and local tax expert who frequently presents to industry groups such as the Washington and Oregon State Societies of CPAs on legislation related to Washington state taxes. She also regularly works with the Washington State Department of Revenue stakeholder process to review issues of importance for various industries regarding the administration of excise tax law.

Over the past 25 years, Ms. Le Mieux has represented Fortune 1000 companies across multiple industries and jurisdictions, focusing on gross receipts tax, sales and use tax, property tax, and multistate income and franchise tax services. Prior to joining Ryan, Ms. Le Mieux was a Partner and the Northwest State and Local Tax Practice Leader for a large accounting and business consulting firm. Prior to entering public accounting and consulting, Ms. Le Mieux also served as a Legislation and Policy Specialist for the State of Washington Department of Revenue. Ms. Le Mieux is a Certified Public Accountant and has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Western Washington University.

“Ryan intends to aggressively expand our presence in Seattle with the acquisition of the most seasoned tax professionals in the Northwest,” said Andy Hammons, Ryan Principal-in-Charge of the Seattle office. “Rachel Le Mieux epitomizes the quality of professionals joining our Seattle team of experts.”

“We are excited to have a renowned tax expert like Rachel Le Mieux join the Ryan executive team and provide leadership to support our expanding Northwest regional presence," said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. "Her wealth of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of state and local tax will deliver significant value for our premier clients."

"Ryan professionals are recognized throughout the industry for their expertise and commitment to client results, and I am honored to join their team of seasoned tax experts," said Ms. Le Mieux. "I look forward to providing tax planning strategies and significant savings for their premier clients while supporting the Firm’s future innovation and growth."

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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