Julie Howard, Navigant CEO, Becomes Board Chair

  Julie Howard, Navigant CEO, Becomes Board Chair

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CHICAGO -- May 1, 2014

Navigant (NYSE:NCI) announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Julie M.
Howard, has assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors effective
today. She was appointed to the role to succeed William Goodyear upon his
retirement as Executive Chairman of Navigant on April 30, 2014, as previously
announced.

“Julie has been critical to the success and growth of Navigant over the last
15 years,” said former Governor James R. Thompson, Lead Director for the
Navigant Board. “Her appointment was unanimous among the Board and comes with
great confidence in her ability to continue leading Navigant toward strategic
and sustainable growth – both at a corporate level as CEO and at a governance
level as Chairman. Her vision as CEO has already led to significant
advancements for the Firm, including increased investments in key growth
sectors like Healthcare and Energy and delivering improved financial
performance and value to shareholders. Through her leadership, the Firm
continues to strengthen its position as a highly regarded and attractive
option for employees, clients and investors alike.”

Most recently, Howard served as a member of the Board and on its Executive
Committee. She has been Chief Executive Officer since March 1, 2012 and
previously served as President & Chief Operating Officer.

“I am honored to assume the role of Chairman of Navigant’s Board and look
forward to continuing to lead the Firm for accelerated growth,” stated Julie
Howard. “There is a great sense of optimism across Navigant about our
collective potential. As a steward of the future, I am striving to deliver
optimum performance for revenue growth, ensure financial discipline that grows
our capital reserves and flexibility, and innovate for the next horizon of our
business. I’d also like to thank Bill Goodyear for his leadership of the Firm
and professional mentorship over the years, and wish him well in his
retirement from Navigant.”

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE:NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to
assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical
business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with
clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and
Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with
business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial
Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most
critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at
www.navigant.com.

Statements included in this press release which are not historical in nature
are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may generally be
identified by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimate,”
“expect,” “plan,” “outlook” and similar expressions. These statements are
based upon management’s current expectations and speak only as of the date of
this press release. The Company cautions readers that there may be events in
the future that the Company is not able to accurately predict or control and
the information contained in the forward-looking statements is inherently
uncertain and subject to a number of risks that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those contained in or implied by the forward-looking
statements including, without limitation: the success of the Company’s
organizational changes and margin improvement initiatives; risks inherent in
international operations, including foreign currency fluctuations; ability to
make acquisitions and divestitures; pace, timing and integration of
acquisitions and separation of divestitures; impairment charges; management of
professional staff, including dependence on key personnel, recruiting,
attrition and the ability to successfully integrate new consultants into the
Company’s practices; utilization rates; conflicts of interest; potential loss
of clients or large engagements; clients’ financial condition and their
ability to make payments to the Company; risks inherent with litigation;
higher risk client assignments; professional liability; potential legislative
and regulatory changes; continued access to capital; and market and general
economic conditions. Further information on these and other potential factors
that could affect the Company’s financial results are included under the “Risk
Factors” section and elsewhere in the Company’s filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission ( SEC ), which are available on the SEC’s website or
at www.navigant.com/investor_relations. The Company cannot guarantee any
future results, levels of activity, performance or achievement and undertakes
no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements.

Contact:

Navigant
Carrie Grapenthin, 312-573-5636
Navigant Corporate Communications
Paul Longhini, 312-583-5836
Navigant Investor Relations
 
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