Ryan Forms Strategic Alliance With PRG-Schultz to Create Tax and Recovery Audit Solution to Meet the Economic Challenges Facing Global 5000 Companies


    DALLAS, Sept. 10 /CNW/ -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North
America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and
Canada, today announced a strategic alliance with PRG-Schultz International,
Inc. (Nasdaq:   PRGX), the world's largest recovery audit firm, to provide a
comprehensive profit enhancement service that addresses the cost containment
concerns and earnings pressure facing companies as a result of the current
economic environment.

    This strategic alliance will aid companies in overcoming the difficult
challenges of profit growth in today's global economy by combining the
strength of Ryan's comprehensive suite of state, local, federal, and
international tax services with PRG-Schultz's specialization in recovery audit
services.  As a result, clients of both firms can benefit from a
single-sourced tax and accounts payable recovery solution to maximize their
profits by leveraging the technology and expertise of the two companies.

    This alliance adds additional profit recovery solutions that help Ryan
clients achieve even greater bottom line savings and value that go beyond
minimizing their overall tax burden.  PRG-Schultz complements Ryan's tax
recovery expertise by auditing a diverse set of transactions and categories of
spend to identify and recover overpayments.  PRG-Schultz's global presence and
clients also provide near-term business development opportunities that will
accelerate Ryan's international growth strategy to extend its North American
leadership position in tax services overseas.

    "At a time when expense management and cost containment are at the
forefront in almost every business, we are excited to reinforce our tax
services with accounts payable recovery audit services that will substantially
add to the bottom line savings that we deliver for our clients," said G. Brint
Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. "PRG-Schultz is an exceptional
strategic partner for providing the best-in-class recovery solutions that will
help our clients improve their profitability in these trying times."

    About Ryan
    Ryan is the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest
transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada. Headquartered in
Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local,
federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a
multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and
incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, and strategic
planning. With a multi-disciplinary team of more than 800 professionals and
associates, Ryan serves many of the world's most prominent Fortune 1000


For further information:

For further information: G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of
Ryan, +1-972-934-0022, brkint.ryan@ryanco.com Web Site: http://www.ryanco.com

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