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Tom Ridge's Security Firm Partners With Pace To Deliver Integrated Energy And Security Solutions

Collaboration provides comprehensive suite of strategic planning and risk management services

FAIRFAX, Va. and WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pace Global Energy Services (Pace) and Ridge Global have created a strategic alliance to offer joint services to the energy and industrial markets. Pace, the world's premier energy consulting firm, and Ridge Global, an international security firm led by Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, will offer a broad suite of services including comprehensive risk management support, strategic security planning for energy infrastructure, and energy asset due diligence.

The strategic alliance will bring together world-class expertise in energy and security issues and offer proven, proprietary systems and processes for strategic planning, security management, and risk management.

"Ridge Global provides deep expertise in security planning, implementation, and response which represents an important enhancement in our service offerings to our clients. Its extensive network of security professionals is unparalleled," said Timothy F. Sutherland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pace. "Together, we represent a one-stop shop for clients who need commercial and security advice when developing strategic plans or pursuing energy asset acquisitions. As we all have learned over the years, a more secure enterprise is a more valuable one."

Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global, added, "Pace has long held a reputation as a leading international provider of energy consulting and management services. Its wide range of offerings to the energy industry greatly complements the competitive and extensive suite of security and physical risk management services that Ridge Global provides. We look forward to working with Pace to help clients in today's vital energy and industrial sectors grow stronger economically and more secure."

About Pace

Since 1979, Pace has provided innovative services to support the execution of business strategies, complex energy transactions, asset development, and operations in over 40 countries on six continents. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., Pace provides expertise and represents clients in all segments of the energy value chain from exploration, production, and generation through transportation and distribution down to end-use consumption. For more information, please visit Pace on the web (http://www.paceglobal.com).

About Ridge Global

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Ridge Global provides strategic and operational services that advance the security and economic interests of businesses and governments worldwide. Led by The Honorable Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge Global offers international expertise in risk management and global trade security, emergency preparedness and response, strategic business generation, crisis management, technology integration, event security, and more. For further information, please visit http://www.ridgeglobal.com.

Contact:

Pace Michelle Cash +1.703.818.9100

Ridge Global Michele Nix +1.202.833.2008

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