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Rick Swinton Promoted to Crowley Vice President, Tax and Audit

(OAKLAND, Calif.; Sept. 19, 2000) Rick Swinton has been promoted to Vice President, Tax and Audit for Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corporation (CMC), and will report to Bill Pennella, CMC Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President.

In his new position, Swinton will be responsible for the application and adoption of accounting policies, income tax planning and compliance as well as the audit function.

Since joining Crowley 20 years ago, Swinton has held positions of increasing responsibility with the corporation including, Manager of Internal Audit, Manager, of Financial Reporting, Assistant Corporate Controller and most recently, Corporate Controller.

Swinton has almost 30 years of experience in financial/management reporting, tax and audit. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance with a major in Accounting, from the University of Montana. And as a Certified Public Accountant, he spent eight years with the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche in Seattle and Anchorage, Alaska, prior to joining Crowley.

Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corp., founded in 1892, is primarily a family- and employee-owned company engaged in integrated logistics, marine transportation and related services. The corporation, with more than 100 offices in major ports and cities around the world, has several operating subsidiaries, including Crowley Liner Services, Crowley Marine Services, Crowley Petroleum Transport and Crowley Logistics. Additional information about the corporation, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at