FTI Consulting Announces Key Appointments to Its Strategic Communications Segment

Edward J. Reilly Appointed Global Chief Executive; Geoffrey Pelham-Lane Appointed Global President

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Edward J. Reilly has been appointed Global Chief Executive Officer and Geoffrey Pelham-Lane has been appointed Global President of FD, the firm's strategic communications segment. The appointments mark a significant development in the growth of FTI's global operations, and will take effect on 1.1.11.

As Global CEO, Reilly will assume leadership for the strategic communications segment, with responsibilities including leading international client and business development. He will also coordinate the continued integration of the segment within FTI Consulting globally.

As Global President, Pelham-Lane will assume leadership responsibility for FD's various businesses around the world and will oversee the development and growth of the segment's global and diverse team of senior communications advisors.

Reilly and Pelham-Lane will join FTI's Executive Committee, which is comprised of the segment leaders and the heads of key corporate support functions.

"Both Ed and Geoffrey's leadership have been critical to the firm's growth and success for many years and we are thrilled that they will now be assuming these broader responsibilities," said Jack Dunn, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. "We look forward to their continued success in growing and expanding the highly successful business and unmatched talent that exists within this important segment of our firm."

"I would like to be the first to congratulate Ed and Geoffrey on their new roles. Both are long standing colleagues for whom I have developed enormous respect and trust for their professionalism and integrity," added Charles Watson, FD's Global Chairman. "I cannot think of a better combination of experience and talent to take FD on to its next successful chapter."

Prior to their new positions, Reilly was CEO of the segment's Americas operations, and Pelham-Lane was CEO of the segment's United Kingdom operations. Both executives are assuming their new duties from Charles Watson, who recently was appointed the segment's Global Chairman.

About FD

FD (Financial Dynamics), the strategic communications segment of FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN), is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies. With more than 20 years experience of advising clients in critical situations, FD supports clients in protection and enhancing their reputation in the capital markets, society and the political environment. FD's services include financial public relations, investor relations, public affairs, crisis and issues management, litigation PR, digital communications, strategy consulting, research as well as corporate and change communications. FD is an established market leader in M&A communications for many years.

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 3,500 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 http://www.fticonsulting.com/.

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