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Clyde Seymour Joins Ryan as Principal; Will Support Continued Expansion of International Tax Practice and Extend Income Tax Capabilities in Canada.

DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Clyde Seymour has joined the management team as a Principal to support the continued growth of the Firm's International Tax practice in Canada. Mr. Seymour will be based in Ryan's Toronto, Ontario office and joins an International Tax management team in the United States and Europe, which is leading the Firm's continued market penetration into more than 50 countries across the world. Mr. Seymour will extend Ryan's income tax capabilities in Canada, while providing global companies a comprehensive suite of international tax services, including income tax, value-added tax, global transfer pricing, valuation, and customs services.

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Mr. Seymour has more than 20 years of international tax experience in both the public and private sectors, managing issues across multiple industries for mid-market companies and Fortune 500 multinational corporations. He has proven expertise in strategic tax planning, cross-border issues and hybrid structures, mergers and acquisitions, partnership and trust holding structures, transfer pricing, scientific research and experimental development, accounting for income taxes, corporate tax compliance, expatriate personal taxation, and Sarbanes-Oxley internal control certification. Prior to joining Ryan, he was the Canadian Tax Practice Leader for a major financial consulting firm and held leadership positions for a public real estate investment trust (REIT) and a national accounting firm. Mr. Seymour also volunteers as treasurer for one of Canada's largest minor hockey associations. Mr. Seymour holds a Bachelor in Accounting degree and a Master of Accounting degree, with a specialization in tax, from the University of Waterloo and is a Canadian Chartered Accountant.

"Clyde Seymour is a seasoned international tax expert, and adding him to our leadership team marks another milestone in the growth of Ryan's International Tax practice," said Todd E. Behrend, Ryan Principal and International Tax Practice Leader. "Our clients will benefit greatly from Clyde's proven international tax knowledge and expertise."

"The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for multinational clients drives our commitment to dramatically expand Ryan's international tax services," said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Global Corporate Development. "Clyde's leadership will be a valuable asset to Ryan's global expansion."

"Clyde's presence in Canada not only supports Ryan's growing International Tax practice, it also provides our Canadian clients unparalleled income tax expertise for improving profitability and cash flow," said Garry Round, Ryan President of Canadian Operations. "We will continue to hire the industry's premier tax talent to deliver the most comprehensive suite of integrated Canadian tax services available today."

About Ryan
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the sixth largest corporate tax practice in the United States. 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, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a two-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 multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,600 professionals and associates serves over 6,500 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at www.ryan.com.


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