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SINGAPORE, March 12, 2010 — Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company (NYSE:KFY) and leader in strategic talent acquisition solutions, today announced that James Mendes has been appointed Managing Director of Futurestep Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, India, Japan, Hong Kong and China). He will be based in the Firm’s Hong Kong office.

Mr. Mendes joins the Futurestep with an extensive outsourcing and talent management background. For the past ten years, he has negotiated and managed complex cross-border outsourcing and talent management projects in Europe and Asia Pacific, working with global companies in the banking, IT, telecommunications, property and manufacturing sectors.

Most recently, he served as as Managing Director and Sales Director Asia for Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS). Prior to AMS, he was with Capital Consulting, where he served initially in Europe before founding the Capital Consulting business in Asia, establishing a market leading business in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

“We are very pleased to add someone of James’ caliber and experience to our leadership team in Asia. James brings to Futurestep significant local and international RPO experience across multiple sectors. He will play and integral role in leading and advancing our strong RPO presence and reputation in the region,” said Tim Nelson, President of Futurestep, Asia Pacific.

“This leadership appointment reflects the importance of our Asia business and adds further RPO expertise and depth to meet our fast growing demand from both local and global clients,” said Robert McNabb, Chief Executive Officer of Futurestep and Executive Vice President of Korn/Ferry International.

The addition of Mr. Mendes reflects Futurestep’s continued emphasis on industry leadership in all facets of talent acquisition across the Asia Pacific Region and around the world. This leadership has resulted in strong demand for Futurestep’s Strategic Talent Acquisition solutions, with an emphasis on RPO, Project-Based Recruitment, and Talent Acquisition Consulting.

About Futurestep
Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company, is the industry leader in strategic talent acquisition, offering fully customised, flexible solutions to help organisations meet specific workforce needs. Our full-spectrum portfolio of services includes: Strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Project-Based Recruitment, Mid-Level Recruitment and Consulting Services. With locations on four continents and a record of success in securing top talent around the world, Futurestep provides the experience and global reach to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success. To learn more, visit futurestep.com.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions celebrating 40 years in business. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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