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Crowley Promotes Art Mead to Senior Vice President and General Counsel

(Jacksonville, Fla.; Dec. 28, 2005) – Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that its board of directors has approved the promotion of Art Mead to senior vice president and general counsel effective Jan. 1. He will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and will report to Bill Pennella, Crowley’s vice chairman and executive vice president.

Mead will have corporate-wide responsibility for all legal matters. As general counsel, Mead ensures that the business practices, policies and dealings of the corporation and its affiliates meet regulatory requirements, protecting Crowley from adverse legal action. Additionally, Mead will direct legal actions for and manage the defense of claims against Crowley and also interpret and prepare legal documents. Mead will join Crowley’s management team and provide counsel to management on legal matters.

Reporting to Mead are Vice President and General Counsel Alan Twaits, Corporate Secretary Bruce Love and Senior Corporate Counselors Fred Moss and Peter Popov.

Mead joined Crowley in Oakland, California in June of 1996 as an associate corporate counsel and has since held positions of increased responsibilities; most recently serving as Crowley’s vice president and general counsel in Jacksonville, where he provided legal counsel to Crowley’s liner shipping and logistics business units.

Prior to joining Crowley, Mead worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, Admiralty and Shipping Division and held commercial marine transportation related positions at Stolt-Nielsen, Inc., and Maersk Line Limited. Mead also currently serves as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander with the reserve component of Military Sealift Command. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, Maritime College at Fort Schuyler and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco where he was an editor of the Law Review. He is a member of the California Bar and authorized Florida counsel.

Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in 1892, is primarily a family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of four operating lines of business: Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services and Marine Services. Other services provided within these business lines include contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at

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