Broadspire Extends Global Footprint

ATLANTA, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- After delivering custom third party administration (TPA) solutions to an impressive client base for more than two decades, Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB) announced today that its United Kingdom TPA operation is now Broadspire, a Crawford company.  This exciting step in the continuing evolution of Broadspire globalizes the well-respected Broadspire name and provides clients with international access to unparalleled services and expertise. 
In addition to establishing Broadspire's global footprint, international clients will benefit from having a single source that delivers an array of claim and medical management solutions.  Augmenting Broadspire's traditional delivery of workers' compensation, auto and general liability claims administration and associated medical management services, the UK team's wide range of administrative solutions includes:
* Employers' liability, public liability and product liability
* Auto, property and uninsured loss recovery 
* Construction and engineering, business interruption and marine and transportation
* Personal injury and rehabilitation  
"No other TPA can offer such a comprehensive range of services on a global basis," said Ken Martino, president and CEO of Broadspire's domestic operations.  "An increasing number of employers have an international presence and more need a TPA that can provide multiple solutions.  Broadspire is now positioned to deliver those services."
The UK team shares Broadspire's company-wide commitment to delivering quality, consistency and outcomes and is dedicated to making sure Broadspire is recognized as the premier international TPA.  
Martino will continue to lead Broadspire's United States team, and Margaret Clubley, vice president, Broadspire UK, will still head operations in the United Kingdom.  Benedict V. Burke, senior vice president and chief executive officer, UK & Ireland, will continue to oversee all United Kingdom operations.
About Broadspire
Broadspire, a leading third-party administrator for employers and insurance companies, offers a broad array of customized claim and medical management services designed to increase employee productivity and contain costs. Broadspire's services include workers' compensation, auto and general liability claims management; medical and field case management; integrated workers' compensation and disability management programs; and risk and safety consulting.  Broadspire, a Crawford company, is based in Atlanta, Ga., with more than 2,500 employees and a network of 61 offices throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

About Crawford
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company is the world's largest independent provider of claims management and related solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with a global network of more than 700 locations in 63 countries. Major service lines include property and casualty claims management; warranty inspections; integrated claims and medical management for workers' compensation; legal settlement administration, including class action and bankruptcy claims administration; and risk management information services. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

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