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Baker Tilly and RGL Forensics Announce Merger

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Combined firm creates premier global forensic accounting practice
specializing in insurance, legal, and corporate clients.

Accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker
Tilly) and RGL Forensics (RGL), a leading global financial
investigations firm, announce the merger of the two firms with an
effective date expected by the end of the year. RGL will continue to
operate under its current brand as the firms work through their
integration strategy.

"We are excited to join forces with RGL to create a premier global
forensic accounting practice," Baker Tilly Managing Partner of
Consulting Ethan Bach said. "For many years, RGL has been a valued
business advisor to large insurance, legal and corporate clients and has
a strong global reputation for specializing in forensic accounting
services. In merging with RGL, we are adding a well-established, global
player that will enhance the ability of both teams to serve clients
worldwide."

RGL is an international firm of accounting, valuation and technology
professionals who are experts in discovering and defining financial
value. RGL specializes in the quantification of economic damages and
financial analysis in claims as well as disputes of all kinds. They
provide comprehensive forensic accounting, fraud investigation and
expert witness services to deliver financial clarity in the most complex
situations.

"We are proud of our lasting relationships with our clients around the
world and our reputation for providing financial clarity to our
clients," RGL CEO Angela MacPhee said. "Combining our team with Baker
Tilly gives us a wider platform and more delivery channels to better
serve our clients. Baker Tilly's entrepreneurial culture and well-earned
reputation as a great place to work provides our team with even more
opportunities."

The combination of RGL and Baker Tilly expands both firms nationally and
gives Baker Tilly an international presence. Additionally, Baker Tilly
International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and
business advisory firms in 147 locations, bolsters the combined firm's
international reach and ability to serve clients worldwide.

About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (bakertilly.com)

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally
recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized
professionals connect with clients and their businesses through
refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,800
employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the
15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered
in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly
International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and
business advisory firms in 147 territories, with 33,600 professionals.
The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4
billion.

About RGL Forensics (rgl.com)

RGL Forensics is a leading financial investigations company that
specializes in the insurance, legal and corporate markets globally. Its
accountants, consultants and forensic technologists perform
comprehensive investigations of data and events, based on extensive
industry expertise, to determine what actually occurred and how this
impacts a financial outcome. The analysis and verification carried out
by these experts quantifies a disputed amount or a financial loss. RGL
assembles a team and creates a product tailored to meet the requirements
of the client or project, operating as one firm globally to ensure
responsiveness, efficiency and maximize the outcome. With 175 employees,
including 31 partners, operating from offices on five continents, RGL is
one of the largest companies specializing in forensic accounting across
the world.

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