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Contact: Pia Dorer DAVIES 805-963-5929 office pdorer@daviespublicaffairs.com

DAVIES WINS THREE TOP PUBLIC AFFAIRS INDUSTRY AWARDS Pollie Awards Given by the Association of Political and Public Affairs Professionals Santa Barbara, CA (March 29, 2009) – DAVIES, one of the largest public affairs agencies in the country with specialized industry practice groups in Pharma & Biotech, Healthcare, Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources, and Crisis Management, today was honored with three Pollie Awards for creative and strategic excellence including two silver and one bronze as administered by the Association of Political and Public Affairs Professionals (AAPC). DAVIES received the silver Pollie Awards on behalf of its public affairs campaigns for Harrah’s and Quarry Falls and the bronze Pollie Award on behalf of its ballot initiative campaign, “Get out the Vote.” The Pollies are the most prestigious awards in the political campaign and public affairs industry, recognizing the best in the business in over 100 political campaigns and public affairs categories. “Our successful and winning campaigns are a testament to the talented team at DAVIES,” said Chairman/CEO John Davies. “We are delighted to receive these accolades from a distinguished group of professionals and leaders in our industry.” Fostering an award-winning culture, DAVIES has continued scoring the highest marks among public affairs and public relations agencies nationally in several categories when rated by employees. For the fourth year running DAVIES was ranked “The Best Agency to Work For” in its category by The Holmes Report. The Holmes Report also honored DAVIES with a 2009 SABRE certificate of excellence for its comprehensive, firm-wide talent life-cycle management program called "The Talent Readiness Generator". DAVIES also ranks in the top 25 firms in the nation by O’Dwyers and PRWeek. ABOUT DAVIES DAVIES ranks among the fastest growing strategic communications firms in the United States with specialized industry practice groups in Pharma & Biotech, Healthcare, Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources, and Crisis Management. DAVIES utilizes highly targeted grassroots and communication programs to help their clients successfully manage defining and high stakes issues. The firm employs 50 professionals in its Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Sacramento offices, and can be found online at www.DaviesPublicAffairs.com.   ###


Davies Wins Three Top Public Affairs Awards