FTI Consulting Expands Its Corporate Governance, Activism and Contested M&A Advisory Capabilities with Appointment of Rodolfo Araujo as Senior Managing Director

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WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced the appointment of
Rodolfo Araujo, a leading expert on corporate governance, proxy contests
and high-profile M&A transactions, as a Senior Managing Director, the
Americas Head of the Corporate Governance and Activism offering in the
firm’s Strategic Communications segment and also a member of the
Company’s Activism and M&A Solutions practice. He will initially be
based in Washington, D.C., and will report to Brian
Kennedy
, Head of the Americas for the firm’s Strategic
Communications
segment.

Mr. Araujo’s expertise will be highly complementary to FTI Consulting’s
leading global Financial Communications offering, which today includes
more than 200 financial communications specialists with unique,
sector-focused expertise in key markets around the world. As a senior
member of this market-leading practice in the Americas, Mr. Araujo will
work closely with David
Roady
, M&A Communications Lead for the Americas, and Bryan
Armstrong
, Americas Head of Capital Markets Communications, as well
as Jason
Frankl
and Brian
Kushner
, who lead FTI Consulting’s cross-segment Activism and M&A
Solutions practice, to help corporate clients navigate the spectrum of
transformational events and issues they confront in an increasingly
complex, fluid and interconnected landscape.

Formerly a Vice President at Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”),
Mr. Araujo will provide a unique perspective to Boards of Directors and
management teams as they grapple with some of their most pressing
challenges: managing scrutiny around their Environmental, Social and
Governance (“ESG”) practices; engaging with activist shareholders;
navigating proxy contests and shareholder proposals; and pursuing
transactions in hostile, contested or highly regulated environments. Mr.
Araujo will not only advise FTI Consulting clients in moments of
financial distress or opportunity, he will also provide ongoing counsel
that will strengthen their long-term strategic objectives, governance
practices and reputation among a variety of stakeholders.

“Against the backdrop of heightened ESG-related scrutiny by investors
and other stakeholders, Rodolfo brings a wealth of highly relevant and
invaluable experience to our clients as they navigate board elections,
reputational and brand risk, M&A transactions, and challenges to their
governance practices,” said Mark
McCall
, Global Segment Leader of the Strategic Communications
segment at FTI Consulting. “The drivers behind shareholder activism are
changing rapidly, and as Vice President of ISS’s Special Situations
Research Group, Rodolfo gained a unique perspective informed by some of
the most complex mergers and fiercest proxy fights in recent memory. We
look forward to having Rodolfo on board as a key leader on our global
Financial Communications team and part of our cross-segment Activism and
M&A Solutions practice, helping clients effectively engage with
shareholders to advance their strategic objectives.”

A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Araujo brings nearly a decade of
experience in analyzing the equity markets. Most recently, his role at
ISS’ Special Situations Research Group focused on providing analysis and
voting recommendations on proxy fights for board seats, including
Procter & Gamble, Arconic, ADP, General Motors, and Buffalo Wild Wings;
as well as contested M&A transactions and hostile takeover attempts,
including Broadcom/Qualcomm, Dell Technologies’ conversion into Dell
Class C, Cigna/Express Scripts, Rite Aid/Albertsons,
PrivateBancorp/CIBC, Ensco/Rowan, EQT/Rice, and Hyundai Mobis/Glovis. He
frequently engaged with company directors, executive officers, dissident
shareholders and institutional investors. Furthermore, over the past
three years he was responsible for structuring the financial analysis
framework ISS uses to evaluate both contested and uncontested M&A
transactions, training ISS’ sector teams on valuation techniques and
financial analysis.

Prior to joining ISS, Mr. Araujo served as a Research Analyst at Sands
Capital, a growth-oriented global asset manager with approximately $50
billion under management. He performed in-depth fundamental research in
the consumer, financial services, life sciences and industrials sectors.
Mr. Araujo joined Sands Capital from Inca Investments, a value-oriented
equity hedge fund with a focus on Latin America, where he served as an
Investment Analyst.

Prior to becoming a financial analyst, Mr. Araujo founded and served as
Chief Executive Officer of a marketing service agency based in Brazil.
There, he successfully grew the business to 120 employees, and managed
relationships with major international clients, including Wal-Mart,
Diageo, Vivo and Telefonica. Mr. Araujo began his professional career as
an account supervisor at one of Brazil’s largest advertising groups.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Araujo said, “Through my experience,
I have a strong perspective on the demands of today’s shareholders, and
the impact that a variety of governance practices can have on a
company’s valuation and long-term success. I know that FTI Consulting’s
global platform, multidisciplinary offering and diverse client base will
give me a unique opportunity to share that experience with companies
across a number of industries, and I look forward to collaborating with
my new colleagues to help our clients address the evolving corporate
governance landscape.”

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to
helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes:
financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and
transactional. With more than 4,700 employees located in 28 countries,
FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate,
illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of
opportunities. The Company generated $2.03 billion in revenues during
fiscal year 2018. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com
and connect with us on Twitter
(@FTIConsulting)
, Facebook
and LinkedIn.

Contacts

Investor Contact:
Mollie Hawkes
+1.617.747.1791
mollie.hawkes@fticonsulting.com

Media Contact:
Matthew Bashalany
+1.617.897.1545
matthew.bashalany@fticonsulting.com

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