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E. Jenner Wood, III Retires from Crawford & Company's Board of Directors


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E. Jenner Wood, III Retires from Crawford & Company's Board of Directors
                      Served with Distinction for 16 Years

ATLANTA (July 11, 2013) - Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world's
largest independent provider of claims management solutions, announces that E.
Jenner Wood, III, has retired from the Company's Board of Directors after 16
years of distinguished service due to  increased responsibilities with his
numerous other corporate and charitable commitments.

"Jenner has been a tremendous asset to our company for nearly two decades, and
he will be greatly missed," said Jeffrey T. Bowman, president and chief
executive officer, Crawford & Company. "His deep business acumen, along with 
his thoughtful perspective and extensive involvement in civic affairs made him uniquely valuable to Crawford. We are grateful for his long tenure of dedicated service and many contributions to the success of our company." Wood is chairman, president and chief executive officer of SunTrust Bank, Atlanta/Georgia Division, and serves as a director of the Southern Company. He has also served as a director with Georgia Power Company and Oxford Industries, Inc. Wood's civic responsibilities have included service with the Sartain Lanier Foundation, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Piedmont Healthcare System, The Jesse Parker Williams Foundation, and Rotary Club of Atlanta. During his career Wood has chaired the Metro Atlanta United Way Campaign, served as a Trustee of Agnes Scott College and is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. "It would be difficult to overstate the effect of Jenner's efforts as a long- time member of Crawford's Board of Directors," said Charles H. Ogburn, non- executive chairman of Crawford & Company's Board of Directors. "During his term Crawford expanded its international operations, increased its revenues and added a number of new products and services, and Jenner's experienced counsel helped guide the company's strategic decisions during this critical period. We wish him well with his many other corporate and civic activities." About Crawford Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions(®) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB. # # # For more information and a photograph of E. Jenner Wood, III, please contact: John L'Abate, public relations manager 404.300.1908 (office) 404.226.2931 (cell) jwlaba@us.crawco.com This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Crawford & Company via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1715668]


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