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Crawford & Company Board Increases Quarterly Dividends

ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 31, 2012, at its regular quarterly meeting, the Board of Directors of Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB) increased the quarterly dividends to $0.04 per share on the Class A Common Stock and $0.03 per share on the Class B Common Stock, payable on August 30, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 21, 2012.  The Company's two classes of stock are substantially identical, except with respect to voting rights and the Company's ability to pay greater cash dividends on the Class A Common Stock than on the Class B Common Stock, subject to certain limitations.  In addition, with respect to mergers or similar transactions, holders of Class A Common Stock must receive the same type and amount of consideration as holders of Class B Common Stock, unless approved by the holders of 75% of the Class A Common Stock, voting as a class.

About Crawford  Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company ( www.crawfordandcompany.com ) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions(SM) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

SOURCE Crawford & Company

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