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Korn/Ferry Recruits Frankfurt-Based Executives to Enhance Global Financial Services Presence

July 10, 2008

LOS ANGELES, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Korn/Ferry International , a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced three senior-level executives have joined Korn/Ferry’s Frankfurt office. The appointments represent major movement in the German financial services recruitment sector.

Christian Groh has joined Korn/Ferry as a Senior Client Partner in the Global Financial Market, and Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). He was most recently a Partner and Member of the Executive Committee of Edward W. Kelley & Partners (formerly A.T. Kearney Executive Search). Mr. Groh is a recognized leader in the financial services sector’s recruiting community, specializing in capital markets and investment banking both locally and pan-European. His major clients include first-tier U.S. investment banks and local German financial institutions covering various specialist practices such as capital markets, sales, trading and research, derivatives, corporate finance, M&A advisory and private equity. Before joining A.T. Kearney Executive Search in 2003, Mr. Groh held leadership positions with two other leading executive search firms.

Andreas Jager has joined Korn/Ferry as a Client Partner in the Global Financial Market. He was most recently a Principal with Edward W. Kelley & Partners (formerly A.T. Kearney Executive Search). Mr. Jager is an experienced executive search consultant with a strong focus on the execution of retained searches in the financial services area, primarily in capital markets, investment banking, corporate finance and corporate banking. Prior to joining A.T. Kearney Executive Search in 2003, he held roles of increasing responsibility with another executive search firm.

Stefan Munch has joined Korn/Ferry as a Client Partner in the Global Financial Market. He was most recently a Principal with Edward W. Kelley & Partners (formerly A.T. Kearney Executive Search). Mr. Munch handles executive search assignments in the financial services sector, with a focus on fixed income and fund derivatives, investment banks, public banks, credit hedge funds, brokers, interest rates derivatives, structured credit, fund linked and alternative investments. Prior to joining A.T. Kearney Executive Search in 2005, he held various roles with several other executive search firms.

“The unique approach to talent and leadership we use to help organizations create shareholder value is what makes Korn/Ferry stand out in the industry,” said Michael Franzino, Global Managing Director, Financial Market. “As a result, we tend to attract leaders in the business who share our philosophy and commitment to results. We are thrilled to have the dynamic talents of Christian, Andreas and Stefan on the Korn/Ferry team.”

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with more than 80 offices in 39 countries, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to identify, deploy, develop, retain and reward their talent. For more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit http://www.kornferry.com/.

Korn/Ferry International

CONTACT: Stephanie Mitchell, +1-650-508-7465,stephanie.mitchell@kornferry.com, or Xenia von Schroder, +49-69-71670-139,xenia.vonschroeder@kornferry.com, both of Korn/Ferry International

Web site: http://www.kornferry.com/




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