FTI Announces Two Executive Appointments - Roger Carlile as Chief Human Resources Officer and David Bannister as Chief Administrative Officer

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Roger Carlile has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and David Bannister will become the Chief Administrative Officer in addition to his ongoing duties as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer.

In his new position, Mr. Carlile will be focused on FTI's biggest asset, its people. He will work with FTI's senior leadership and Segment leaders to attract, develop, and retain outstanding talent. He will be responsible for all aspects of FTI's human resources activities, including: recruiting, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, succession planning, compensation and benefits, as well as the Human Resources Service Center.

Mr. Carlile has served as the global leader of FTI's Forensic and Litigation Consulting Segment for the past five years, has over twenty years of client service experience, and brings his understanding of FTI's clients, operations and people to his new role. Neal Hochberg, the current leader of the North American Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice, will succeed Mr. Carlile as the global leader of the Forensic and Litigation Consulting Segment.

Announcing the appointment, Jack Dunn, President and CEO of FTI Consulting, stated: "Roger will have a major influence on FTI's future by ensuring our continued success in attracting, retaining, nurturing and motivating the best talent within a culture of excellence. FTI's strategy is to foster an environment where the best solutions-driven consulting professionals choose to conduct their careers. We welcome Roger to our executive management team."

Mr. Bannister's additional role as Chief Administrative Officer is a new position for FTI and is designed to provide direction and coordination of all the executive staff functions within FTI.

Mr. Dunn commented, "Since joining FTI four years ago, David has led our strategic development activities and successfully spearheaded more than 20 acquisitions that have broadened our services, expanded our reach around the globe, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 generated more than $300 million in revenue. In addition to continuing to lead this important growth function, we believe he can help us bring greater focus and discipline in analyzing, organizing, and improving the efficiency of our Company. David's background as a consultant, investment banker, and private equity investor gives him a terrific perspective on the challenges that organizations face as they grow. He also has broad exposure to all of our Segments and excellent working relationships with our Segment leaders and executive officers. We believe this new role and focus will allow us to creatively generate efficiencies within the Company."

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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SOURCE FTI Consulting, Inc.

CONTACT: Jack Dunn, President and CEO of FTI CONSULTING, +1-561-515-1900; or Investors, Gordon McCoun, or Media, Andy Maas, both of FD, +1-212-850-5600, for FTI

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