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McGladrey Expands In Ohio Through Transaction with Battelle Rippe Kingston

Establishes offices in Dayton, Cincinnati and Troy by joining forces



McGladrey LLP, the nation's leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, announced today the signing of a definitive agreement, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, to acquire substantially all the assets of Battelle Rippe Kingston LLP, a Certified Public Accounting firm offering services in the fields of assurance, tax and consulting in Southwest Ohio. The closing is expected to occur on Nov. 1, 2014.

The transaction provides McGladrey with a presence in Dayton, Cincinnati and Troy, along with its already strong and growing offices in Cleveland and Columbus, making the firm the leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market in Ohio.

"By joining forces with Battelle Rippe Kingston, McGladrey has the opportunity to truly own the middle market in Ohio with offices across the state," said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO of McGladrey. "The depth and breadth of our combined Ohio practice will be a major force in the market, creating opportunities for our clients and our people. We look forward to welcoming the Battelle Rippe Kingston team and benefitting from their more than 140 years of combined experience in the state of Ohio."

McGladrey and Battelle Rippe Kingston share a client-centric approach to doing business with a focus on building enduring, trusted relationships.

"As a longstanding member of the McGladrey Alliance, we believe that this transaction is the logical next step in our evolution as a firm and the culmination of our strategy to provide our clients and people with new opportunities for growth," said Charles M. Foley, managing partner of Battelle Rippe Kingston. "McGladrey's focus on the middle market and approach to client service are very similar to ours. We look forward to providing the same high-quality service our clients have come to expect from us with the added benefit of expanded services, capabilities and expertise we will gain as part of McGladrey."

All 13 of Battelle Rippe Kingston's partners will join McGladrey as leaders of Southwest Ohio, including Foley who will assume a role on McGladrey's Great Lakes leadership team.

McGladrey Dayton will be located in the existing Battelle Rippe Kingston offices at 2000 West Dorothy Lane. An additional office in neighboring Troy will be located at 405 Public Square, Suite 237. McGladrey Cincinnati will be located at First Financial Center at 255 E. Fifth Ave.

About Battelle Rippe Kingston LLP
Battelle Rippe Kingston brings a rich history of service to the Southwest Ohio region. With over 137 years of combined experience delivering strategic solutions, Battelle Rippe Kingston has become the trusted advisor to dynamic organizations seeking innovative and unparalleled service. In addition to our local presence, we are members of the McGladrey Alliance, extending our reach both nationally and internationally and allowing us to provide a complete solutions package to our clients. With three offices throughout the Southwest Ohio region, we are large enough to deliver any accounting, tax or advisory service a client may need, yet small enough to provide local firm attention. Our experienced team of professionals works with you to strategize the best approach to exceed your financial goals. For more information on Battelle Rippe Kingston, visit our website at www.brkllp.com.

About McGladrey
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