FTI Announces Global Partnership with Golf Legend Padraig Harrington

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2008--FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN), the world's leader in event driven consulting, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year global partnership to become a leading sponsor of Padraig Harrington, the leading international golfer and triple Major championship winner.

FTI's partnership with Mr. Harrington, the winner of the last two British Open Golf Championships and the 2008 PGA Championship, includes FTI branding on the front of Mr. Harrington's hat and agreed co-marketing initiatives around the world for the next number of years.

Mr. Harrington, whose latest recognition was to be named PGA European Tour's Golfer of the Year, qualified as a certified accountant before becoming a professional golfer, mirroring the background of a number of FTI's 3,600 professionals around the world.

He has earned praise and admiration all over the world in recent years for his consistency, drive, perseverance, reliability, determination and focus -- key brand attributes that best describe FTI as a company. FTI's professionals are advising CEOs, board members, governments, law firms, banks and oversight committees on many of the most prominent crises, restructurings, litigation and related matters dominating the headlines throughout the world today.

"Our new partnership with Padraig Harrington represents the next stage in the evolution of the FTI brand and our Company's presence all over the world," said Declan Kelly, FTI's Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer. "In 2009 we intend to maintain our strong growth strategy and that means expanding our presence and our brand awareness to as many corners of the world as possible, especially in the markets where we now have a physical operational presence."

He added: "Through an integrated international marketing and business development program that encapsulates all of our diverse service offerings and segments, we intend to continue to put ourselves front and center for all key decision makers around the world who are in need of consulting advice, whether that be in corporate finance, forensic accounting, litigation consulting, strategic communications, economic consulting or e-discovery.

"We believe there is no other company that offers the range of solutions and advisory services that FTI provides today and we believe the next several years are going to be a period of great opportunity for our Company. Padraig has shown himself to have all the qualities required to be a world class athlete over a sustained period of time. He is a proven winner and we are very proud to be embarking on this new journey together."

Commenting on the new sponsorship agreement, Padraig Harrington said: "FTI Consulting is one of the world's finest and most admired companies and I am delighted to have them as a partner as I begin the next phase of my career.

"The last two seasons have been particularly memorable for me, winning three majors, and as I seek to add to that total in 2009 the partnership with FTI represents a perfect collaboration at the perfect time."

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,000 employees located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.

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CONTACT: FTI Consulting, Inc.
Declan Kelly
EVP & Chief Integration Officer
+1-646.485.0507 direct
+1-917.434.5128 mobile

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