John Poth Elevates to Partner at Irvine-Based Haskell & White

(IRVINE, Calif., July 14, 2005) – Haskell & White, one of the largest locally owned accounting and business consulting firms in Orange County, today announced John Poth’s promotion to audit partner. As partner, Poth will help lead the firm’s audit and business advisory services department.

“John’s history at our firm, as well as his previous experience with national and local firms, have armed him with the exact blend of strengths we are looking for in a partner,” said Wayne R. Pinnell, managing partner at Haskell & White. “His experience serving public and private companies spanning a variety of industries make him a natural choice for partner in our audit and business advisory services group.”

An 18-year veteran from recognized firms including McGladrey & Pullen, Moore Stevens Frazier & Torbet and Kenneth Leventhal, Poth joined Haskell & White in 2003 as an audit principal. His key responsibilities included the effective planning, execution and delivery of audit, review and consulting services to both public and private organizations. As partner, Poth will direct tax-free reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and private letter rulings.

“Haskell & White has assembled an outstanding group of experienced client-focused team members dedicated to the firms’ success,” said Poth. “As partner, I’m eager to take a lead role in the continued growth of our organization as we capitalize on new opportunities.”

Haskell & White, with approximately 60 employees including 25 licensed CPAs, is known for its expertise in serving the public accounting needs of mid-market public and private companies in Southern California.

ABOUT HASKELL & WHITE

Haskell & White is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax-consulting firms in southern California, specializing in servicing public and private middle market companies. Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and affordability of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm website, www.www.hwcpa.com.

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