Crawford Named Best Third-Party Claims Administrator by Business Insurance Readers

August 20, 2007 – ATLANTACrawford & Company has been chosen as the Best Third-Party Claims Administrator in Business Insurance�s 2007 Readers� Choice Awards.
Readers vote for select companies in 11 different categories every spring. In its Aug. 20, 2007 issue, Business Insurance published a profile discussing Crawford�s strengths and how it strives to offer outstanding service, value, quality and innovation for it clients.

�Our aim is to provide outstanding service and high quality to our clients and the industry as a whole, so to be recognized by the people we serve is truly an honor,� said Thomas W. Crawford, president and CEO of Crawford & Company. �This is the first time Crawford has earned this prestigious award, and I believe it is a testament of our associates, quality programs and training.�

Business Insurance serves business executives who are responsible for the purchase and administration of corporate/self-insurance programs, encompassing both property and liability insurance and employee benefit programs and insurance company claims administration. Each week, the printed publication includes news and feature articles related to these key functions. From its Web site, BI also delivers current news and information on a daily basis. Business Insurance, which debuted on Oct. 30, 1967, is a publication of Crain Communications Inc.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Crawford & Company ( is the world�s largest independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities, with a global network of more than 700 offices in 63 countries. Major service lines include property and casualty claims management; integrated claims and medical management for workers� compensation; legal settlement administration, including class action and warranty inspections; and risk management information services. The Company�s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.