SOURCE: Haskell & White LLP

August 25, 2006 12:05 ET

Irvine-Based Haskell & White LLP Announces Nine Staff Promotions

New Promotions Support Firm's Growth and Continued Success

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2006 -- Haskell & White LLP, one of Southern California's largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms, recently announced the promotion of nine team members to senior- and management-level positions.

Senior managers Michelle McDuffie and Dan O'Connor elevated to the position of Principal in Haskell & White's Tax Department. McDuffie, a graduate of UCI, joined the firm in 1997 as a Tax Manager, and was previously promoted to Senior Tax Manager in 2004. O'Connor, a UCLA graduate, joined Haskell & White in 1999 as a Senior in the Tax Department, promoting to Tax Manager in 2001 and Senior Tax Manager in 2004.

As Principals, McDuffie and O'Connor assume a heightened level of authority and responsibility for all day-to-day operations of the firm, particularly within the Tax Department. They also will have a larger voice in the overall strategic direction of the firm as members of Haskell & White's Executive Group.

"Michelle and Dan have been instrumental in maintaining a quality work ethic and consistent performance within our Tax Department," said Wayne Pinnell, managing partner of Haskell & White. "Their promotion to Principal recognizes their significant contributions to the team, and to the firm's tremendous growth over the last several years."

As additional support to the firm's growth, Haskell & White announced the promotion of seven other team members:

--  Eric Warbrick - promoted to Senior Manager in Tax
--  Ben Wamsley - promoted to Manager in Tax
--  Ryan Woodhouse - promoted to Manager in Tax
--  Eugene Kim - promoted to Senior in Tax
--  Jenny Lee - promoted to Senior in Tax
--  Merit Zuniga - promoted to Senior in Tax
--  Lee Chang - promoted to Senior in Audit and Business Advisory Services
    
"Each of these individuals has made key contributions to the firm during their time here," added Pinnell. "We look forward to their continued growth and future successes in their new capacities."

ABOUT HASKELL & WHITE

Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Orange County, specializing in servicing public and private middle-market companies. Based in Irvine, Calif., Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm's website, www.hwcpa.com.

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