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Navigant Consulting Announces the Appointment of Stephan A. James to the Firm's Board of Directors

January 15, 2009 at 8:36 AM EST

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2009--Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), an international consulting firm providing dispute, investigative, operational, risk management and financial advisory solutions to legal counsel, government agencies and companies experiencing regulatory or structural challenges, announced today the appointment of Stephan A. James to serve an initial two-year term on the Firm's Board of Directors.

"Mr. James brings to the Navigant Board an exceptional background in the international professional services market," stated William M. Goodyear, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "During his more than 35 years at Accenture Mr. James held a variety of key management positions at the local, practice and global levels. His strong practice management background, extensive understanding of industries key to the Navigant portfolio, and proven international operations management expertise will make Mr. James an extremely valuable member of our Board as we continue to identify opportunities to grow our firm."

Mr. James became a Partner at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in 1979 and during his time with Accenture held a variety of management roles including Managing Partner for the Central U.S., Managing Partner for the North American Financial Services Practice, and Managing Partner for the Global Financial Services Operating Group. Mr. James also held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Accenture from 2000 - 2004, during which time he served on the Accenture Board. Mr. James retired from Accenture in 2004, yet remained involved with the firm on a part-time basis serving for two years as International Chairman. Today he serves on the Board of Directors for Metavante Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: MV).

"Mr. James' professional services insight and depth of experience will be extremely valuable to the current expertise on the Navigant Board as we navigate the current global economic environment. We are looking forward to working closely with him," commented Governor James R. Thompson, Lead Director on the Navigant Board.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized independent consulting firm providing dispute, financial, regulatory and operational advisory services to government agencies, legal counsel and large companies facing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress and significant change. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change including healthcare, energy and financial and insurance services, and on the issues driving these transformations. "Navigant" is a service mark of Navigant International, Inc.Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is not affiliated, associated, or in any way connected with Navigant International, Inc. and NCI's use of "Navigant" is made under license from Navigant International, Inc. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at

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