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CBIZ Bolsters Its National State and Local Tax Practice

CLEVELAND, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE: CBZ) today announced that it is expanding its National State and Local Tax Practice by adding the professional staff formerly with the state tax consulting group of Dow Lohnes Price effective March 1, 2012.  Based in Greenville, South Carolina, the six-member group led by Geoff Christian and Marshal Kline provides state tax consulting services for corporate business entities and was formerly a non-legal affiliate of the Washington, D.C., based law firm Dow Lohnes, PLLC

"We are very grateful for the 15-year partnership and many successes we have shared with Geoff, Marshal, and all of the very talented staff in Greenville. We congratulate them on joining CBIZ," said John T. Byrnes, Managing Partner of Dow Lohnes PLLC.

Continuing its operations from Greenville, this group will be integrated into the CBIZ National State and Local Tax Practice reporting to Craig Williams, CBIZ's National State & Local Tax Practice Leader. The expanded practice will continue to serve clients throughout the country. 

Steven L. Gerard, CBIZ Chairman and CEO, stated, "We are pleased to expand our state and local tax capabilities with such high-caliber professionals.  State and local taxes, in one form or another, are applicable to the vast majority of our clients.  These professionals will allow us to continue serving our clients with the depth and expertise to which they are accustomed."

CBIZ, Inc. provides professional business services that help clients better manage their finances and employees.  CBIZ provides its clients with financial services including accounting, tax and consulting, internal audit, merger and acquisition advisory and valuation services.  Employee services include employee benefits consulting, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan consulting, payroll, life insurance, HR consulting, and executive recruitment.  CBIZ also provides outsourced technology staffing and support services, real estate consulting services, healthcare consulting, and medical practice management. As one of the largest benefits specialists and one of the largest accounting, valuation, and medical practice management companies in the United States, the Company's services are provided through more than 130 Company offices in 37 states.

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to adequately manage its growth; the Company's dependence on the current trend of outsourcing business services; the Company's dependence on the services of its CEO and other key employees; competitive pricing pressures; general business and economic conditions; and changes in governmental regulation and tax laws affecting its insurance business or its business services operations.  A more detailed description of such risks and uncertainties may be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For further information regarding CBIZ, call our Investor Relations Office at (216) 447-9000 or visit our web site at www.cbiz.com.

SOURCE CBIZ, Inc.

Lori Novickis, Director, Corporate Relations, CBIZ, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, +1-216-447-9000


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