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[January 07, 2014]

Crawford & Company : Bob Jones Named as Managing Director for Crawford Forensic Accounting Services, United States

(Thomson Reuters ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Bob Jones Named as Managing Director for Crawford Forensic Accounting Services, United States ATLANTA (January 7, 2014) - Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions, has named Robert D.


"Bob" Jones as managing director for Crawford Forensic Accounting Services (CFAS) for the United States, a new position. CFAS is part of Global Technical Services, which manages large and complex insurance claims.

In his new position Jones will have the responsibility for developing and maintaining U.S. client relationships, managing operational and administrative activities, and supervising forensic accounting services; all of the company's forensic accountants in the United States will report to him. He will work closely with Crawford's Forensic Accounting teams in Canada and with its management teams in Latin America to expand Forensic Accounting Services into those markets. He formerly served as managing director of the Strategic Loss Management Group for GTS, and based in Crawford's Los Angeles office.

"Bob Jones is our ideal executive to head up Crawford Forensic Accounting in the U.S.," said Kevin B. Frawley, executive vice president and chief executive officer, Property & Casualty - Americas. "His deep background in accounting and corporate investigations, combined with his experience with GTS, will serve him well as he focuses on growing this important service." Forensic Accounting is part of the group of specialty services that make up Crawford Specialty Markets, which is focused on serving Lloyd's of London and the international adjusting market. Specialty Markets was announced in July 2013 as a new global offering, and bolsters the large and complex claim capabilities of Crawford Global Technical Services®.

"Crawford Forensic Accounting Services is an important component of our Specialty Markets offering," noted John Sharoun, CEO Specialty Markets, Americas. "In an increasingly complex claims environment we believe there will be growing demand for this service, and, for the U.S., Bob Jones is an outstanding choice to lead it." Jones has been involved exclusively in the field of forensic accounting, risk analysis and corporate investigations for more than 30 years. He has worked extensively with insurance companies, public corporations and private companies, and attorneys, focusing his career on financial forensics and investigations. He has testified on numerous occasions as an expert in civil and criminal matters, and is a U.S. Navy veteran and a California-licensed private investigator.

He received a Business Administration degree in Accounting from the City University of New York, and continued in graduate studies in International Business and Accounting at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. He also completed a course in leadership management at Leadership Burbank.

About Crawford Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions(®) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

# # # For more information or a photograph of Bob Jones, please contact: John L'Abate, public relations manager 404.300.1908 (office) 404.226.2931 (cell) jwlaba@us.crawco.com This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.

Source: Crawford & Company via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1753257]

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