Elliott Davis Adds Shareholder, Richard Battle

July 1, 2008

GREENVILLE, SC – June 30, 2008 – The Shareholders of Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Southeast, admitted Richard Battle, CPA to the firm’s shareholder group, bringing the total number of Elliott Davis shareholders to 50. Battle is a member of the tax department in Elliott Davis’ Charlotte, N.C. office.

Battle, a certified public accountant in North and South Carolina, brings more than ten years of public accounting experience to his new role at Elliott Davis. Battle’s focus is providing tax planning and compliance services to manufacturing and distribution companies with multi-state and international operations. He also advises clients regarding corporate, partnership and individual income tax return reporting areas, as well as complex issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions, consolidated filings, economic incentives, state and local taxation, inventory capitalization rules, federal and state controversies, tax provisions and other FAS 109 reporting matters.

Battle graduated cum laude from Appalachian University in Boone, N.C. where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants; and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.



Since 1925, Elliott Davis has been the accounting and business advisory firm that helps emerging and middle market clients continually improve their financial management. Today, Elliott Davis is one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Southeast, and among the top five companies awarded as “2007 Best Places to Work in South Carolina.” Elliott Davis has 50 shareholders and 400 employees in 10 offices throughout four Southeastern states. Elliott Davis’ affiliates include Elliott Davis Capital Partners, LLC, a regional investment banking firm; Elliott Davis Technology Solutions, LLC, a leading full-service network integration and security provider; Elliott Davis Wealth Management Services, LLC, which helps individuals achieve personal financial goals by providing planning, investment, insurance and brokerage services; and Retirement Plan Advantage, LLC, providing a broad range of qualified retirement plan services. The firm is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of independently-owned accounting and consulting firms based in the U.S., and is strategically aligned with LEA Europe and LEA Asia Pacific, a worldwide network of 300 offices in 80 countries around the globe.

For more information about Elliott Davis and its services, visit www.elliottdavis.com.