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Charles River Associates (CRA) Expands Energy Expertise in Europe

New VP Colin Johnson Brings 20 Years of Energy and Infrastructure Experience to London Office

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 19, 2017-- Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that Colin Johnson has joined CRA’s Energy Practice in the London office. Mr. Johnson brings more than 20 years of experience related to energy and infrastructure particularly within the power, and oil and gas industries. He has also been involved in international arbitration as an expert for more than 10 years.

“Colin’s extensive experience in project finance and international arbitration makes him highly qualified as an expert witness and advisor for our clients,” said CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “His deep understanding of major energy projects, particularly in relation to emerging markets, will bolster potential growth opportunities for the practice.”

“It is my pleasure to welcome Colin to CRA’s Energy Practice,” added Energy Practice Leader Christopher Russo. “His international experience in analyzing, negotiating, and managing major energy projects should greatly benefit our practice as we focus on enhancing our business and increasing our energy presence within the European market.”

Mr. Johnson joins CRA from Grant Thornton UK, the world's seventh largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms, where he most recently served as Head of International Arbitration and Global Head of Energy and Environment. In these roles, he developed Grant Thornton's international arbitration business and acted as an expert witness on a variety of cases in energy and in other areas. He also advised on power projects in a number of different countries. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2004, Mr. Johnson was Project Director for a proposed new build power plant at EGE Haina, the largest power company in the Dominican Republic, and an Investment Manager at CDC Capital Partners (which became Actis, Globeleq and CDC), a multi-asset emerging market investor focusing on Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He earned his MBA from Warwick Business School, is an FCCA with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and received his Solicitors Finals from the College of Law, Chester (UK). He is multilingual and speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)
Charles River Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in economic, financial, and management consulting services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Colin Johnson, the Company’s energy consulting offering, any future business Colin Johnson may generate for the Company, the future business, operating results, and financial condition of the Company and statements using the terms “expands,” “brings,” “bolster,” “benefit,” “expects,” “should,” or similar expressions are "forward-looking" statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon management's current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties. Information contained in these forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain, and actual performance and results may differ materially due to many important factors. Such factors that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements made by the Company include, among others, the failure to generate engagements for us; dependence on the growth of our management consulting practice; the potential loss of clients; the demand environment; global economic conditions; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; and intense competition, as well as other potential factors that could affect our financial results are included in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including risks under the heading “Risk Factors.” We cannot guarantee any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievement. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release, and we do not intend to do so.

Source: Charles River Associates

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