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FTI Consulting Professionals Honored by The M&A Advisor's 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards
Matthew Diaz and David Rush Recognized in the Service Provider Category

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that two of its professionals were among the list of industry leaders honored by The M&A Advisor's 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards. Matthew Diaz and David Rush, both Senior Managing Directors in the Company's Corporate Finance/Restructuring segment, were recognized in the Service Provider category for their accomplishments.

This annual awards program was created to recognize leading professionals in the mergers and acquisitions ("M&A"), financing and turnaround industries, as well as to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders. The winners and finalists were selected by an independent panel of distinguished business leaders.

"FTI Consulting's long-standing leadership in the restructuring and corporate recovery markets is the result of attracting and supporting talented emerging leaders like Matthew and David," said Steven Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer at FTI Consulting. "Beyond delivering terrific client results, the contributions, commitment and energy Matthew and David demonstrate attract junior people who are enthusiastic to collaborate and learn from talented professionals and, in turn, make their own major contributions."

Mr. Diaz has nearly 15 years of experience providing restructuring services to companies and creditors in the Chapter 11 environment. Mr. Diaz has deep expertise in the preparation and critical evaluation of plans of reorganization, financial projections, models and liquidation analyses, the assessment and review of asset sale proposals, key employee incentive plans, financing facilities, critical vendor programs, intercompany analysis and causes of action, and the analysis of creditor recoveries under various restructuring and financial scenarios.

Mr. Rush has more than 16 years of corporate recovery and financial advisory experience. His industry knowledge includes oil and gas, consumer products/packaged goods, oilfield services, energy, financial services, retail, manufacturing and insurance and has served as a trusted advisor and in interim management positions on numerous engagements with varying challenges and complexities. He has represented private and public companies, lenders, creditor committees and other parties in interest and has advised them with asset sales, debtor-in-possession financing, covenant negotiations, avoidance actions, bankruptcy preparation and litigation support matters.

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at The Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan in conjunction with the 2014 Emerging Leaders Summit, which is an exclusive event pairing 40 Under 40 winners with their mentors and other stalwarts, to introduce the 40 Under 40 Award winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. The complete list of the 2014 M&A Advisor 40 Under 40 Award winners can be accessed here:

The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past 16 years, it has established the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals. Today, The M&A Advisor has the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of and facilitating connections between the industry's top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. To learn more, visit

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 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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