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HPG Recognized as Top 10 Biz in NC

RALEIGH, NC (July 21st, 2008) – Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG) today announced its selection as one of the top ten small businesses in the state, as ranked in the recent Business Leader Top 100. Among CPA firms headquartered in North Carolina, HPG is now the largest in the eastern half of the state and second only to Dixon Hughes in number of employees.

“We’re very thankful to have been recognized in this way,” said Mark Livingston, HPG Partner and Executive Committee member. HPG advises owner-managed, investor-backed and public companies. We partner with the ownership team of a privately held business to define a successful relationship and develop a plan to meet their needs. Kent Pittman, HPG Partner, Founder, and Executive Committee member remarked, “With this being our 25th year in business, we know that our clients have been instrumental in our success.”

HPG serves clients in a variety of industries and is particularly committed to knowledge-based industries, construction & real estate, manufacturing & distribution, healthcare provider groups, and employee benefit plan audits. “We are emerging as the firm of choice for middle market companies as well as those who aspire to become that size,” said Tim Gupton, HPG Partner, Founder, and Executive Committee member.

The local business community will have voted on the Top Ten Leaders ranking. Rankings will be released in the August issue of Business Leader in each of the three markets: Charlotte, Triad, and research Triangle.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):

HPG is the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. Furthermore, Business Leader magazine ranked HPG as the fifth most successful small business in North Carolina in 2008. HPG is able to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients through the CPAmerica firm network of 701 offices worldwide. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax, and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, and providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom line by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. Visit www.hpg.com