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Kline Expands Expertise Available to Oil & Gas Industry

-- Management Consulting Firm Appoints Vice President, Oil and Gas --

LITTLE FALLS, NJ, July 9, 2007 –

Senior energy industry consultant Ian Moncrieff has been appointed Vice President, Oil and Gas by Kline & Company, a global management consulting and market research firm with a focus on the energy and petrochemical industries. He will concentrate on building Kline’s strategy and market analysis assistance to oil companies around the world.

“Kline has been providing energy industry clients with market opportunity assessments and strategic planning for close to 50 years,” said Kline chairman and CEO Joe Tarantola in making the announcement. “The addition of Ian to our management team provides key leadership to our growing international oil and gas practice and a valuable resource to our clients who are assessing new market opportunities, strategies for growth, and corporate restructuring scenarios.”

Based in the firm’s New Jersey headquarters, Moncrieff will also work closely on energy issues with Kline’s new office in Houston. Opened in Galleria Tower 1 on Post Oak Blvd. in April, the Houston office serves energy and chemicals clients in the Southern and Western U.S.

Moncrieff comes to Kline with more than three decades of experience advising major and independent oil companies, national oil companies of producing countries, utilities, chemical companies, service companies, and government agencies. Prior to joining Kline, he spent 27 years with Arthur D. Little, where he was a vice president in the Global Energy Practice, director of its Global Natural Gas Practice, and a rotating member of the board of directors. His vast international experience includes resident assignments for four years in Algeria advising the national oil company and three years in Singapore as co-founder of Arthur D. Little’s Southeast Asian office.

About Kline & Company
Established in 1959, Kline & Company, Inc. is a global management consulting and market research firm serving the energy, chemicals and materials, consumer products, and life sciences industries. Kline provides clients with practical business solutions derived from a distinctive combination of industry expertise, global reach, strategic consulting and market research capabilities. Additional information is available at www.klinegroup.com. For more information about the Houston office, contact Blaine Finley at 281-657-3378.

Media Contact:
Janice Kriegman
Manager, Marketing Communications
+1-973-435-3440
janice_kriegman@klinegroup.com

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