SOURCE: Lewis PR

LEWIS PR

September 24, 2009 14:40 ET

LEWIS PR Announces 14th Year of Consecutive Growth

Former Economist Senior Controller Appointed to Group Finance Director; Agency Creates New Position of Strategic Finance Director to Drive Acquisitions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2009) - LEWIS PR announced this week its financial results for the year ending July 2009. Revenue grew 11% worldwide and the agency continued to expand its international office network with the launch of LEWIS Tokyo and Lisbon.

The agency has also announced the promotion of Financial Controller James Oehlcke to Group Finance Director. Oehlcke trained at Arthur Andersen and joined Channel Four on qualification. He joined LEWIS from The Economist, where he held senior roles at the flagship publication.

In addition, Oehlcke will be supported by the appointment of Greg Tulett as Strategic Finance Director. Deloitte-trained, Tulett has five years' experience in operational finance within the LEWIS Group of companies. In his new role he will focus on acquisitions and strategic projects.

"This is a significant stage in the agency's history, as we plan for the next phase of growth," said CEO Chris Lewis. "With no debt and substantial cash reserves, the Group is emerging from the recession in a strong position. I'm delighted to have such an experienced finance team supporting us."

"The company has 23 legal entities and operates in 38 offices throughout the world," said Oehlcke. "This is a challenging accounting task, especially in a growing business. My mandate is to look for strategic acquisitions and I couldn't wish for a more experienced or talented player than Greg Tulett to work with."

About LEWIS PR

LEWIS PR is a global public relations firm. In addition to traditional media and analyst relations, LEWIS specializes in social media, digital marketing and creative services. It works with companies to implement integrated communications programs on an international scale. LEWIS works with leading and emerging brands across multiple sectors, including automotive, consumer, government, healthcare, insurance, legal, non-profit, technology and telecom. LEWIS has 38 wholly-owned offices across the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific, with regional headquarters in London, San Francisco and Singapore.

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