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Booz Allen Hamilton Celebrates the Opening of its New Office in Abu Dhabi

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Global leader in management and technology consulting invests in region for strategic growth</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Booz Allen Hamilton Celebrates the Opening of its New Office in Abu Dhabi12:41 EDT Tuesday, October 02, 2012 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Business Wire) -- Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) unveils its new Abu Dhabi office facilities in the Etihad Towers complex to customers and partners this week, signifying the organization's sustained momentum and growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. A reception will be held on October 3rd to celebrate the opening of the office. The management and technology consultancy leader also marked the occasion by hosting a senior group of UAE government and business dignitaries in a Harnessing Cyber Strength in the Middle East roundtable discussion on cyber security on October 2nd. Booz Allen hosted a senior group of UAE government and business dignitaries in a Harnessing Cyber Strength in the Middle East roundtable discussion on cyber security on October 2nd. Speakers included (l to r): H.E. Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of TRA, and Booz Allen Senior Vice President Gary Labovich; Vice Chairman Mike McConnell and Executive Vice President Richard Wilhelm. (Photo: Booz Allen Hamilton) The new Abu Dhabi offices now serve as Booz Allen Hamilton's regional headquarters, further bolstering the firm's presence in the MENA region after extending operations to both Kuwait and Qatar in May 2012. Further milestones are expected this year that will provide additional reach within the region, strengthening Booz Allen Hamilton's ability to provide specialist services to government and commercial clients on critical issues related to economic development in the areas of information technology, cyber security, transportation and other selected infrastructure. Senior Vice President Don Pressley, who leads the firm's MENA operations, commented: “Booz Allen Hamilton is gaining increasing traction in the region, and the new Abu Dhabi office is a great base from which to manage our operations. We've been actively recruiting to build our team of regionally-based specialists, and this prestigious new space gives us a solid platform from which to manage our growth. Beyond the excitement of moving into our new, first-class facility, this week also affords the opportunity to gather together some of the firm's global cyber security experts and discuss some of the security challenges facing Middle East organizations today.” Booz Allen Vice Chairman Mike McConnell, a former U.S. Director of National Intelligence, led the Harnessing Cyber Strength in the Middle East roundtable discussion, which included protecting the nation's critical infrastructure, such as financial and healthcare institutions, national security assets, and intellectual capital from cyber threats. Attendees also talked about how strong cybersecurity enables the digital enterprise. Given today's highly interconnected global economy and multinational network infrastructure, effective cyber strength is critical to the growth and sustainable prosperity of the UAE and the GCC countries. Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for nearly a century. Today, Booz Allen is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the US and international government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to its Middle East headquarters office in Abu Dhabi, Booz Allen Hamilton also has staff operating in Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The firm is a well-known, trusted, and long-term partner to its clients, who seek its expertise and objective advice to address their most important and complex problems. About Booz Allen Hamilton Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the U.S. government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 25,000 people, and had revenue of $5.59 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2011. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50428104&lang=en Booz Allen HamiltonUAESalem Al-Arayedh, +971 502966421Salem.alarayedh@fleishman.comorUSJames Fisher, +1 703-377-7595Fisher_james_w@bah.com