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Andrew Talkington Joins Korn/Ferry as Senior Client Partner

June 14, 2010

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Andrew Talkington has joined the Firm as a Senior Client Partner in the Global Industrial. He will be based out of Korn/Ferry's Houston office.

Mr. Talkington joins Korn/Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where he was a managing partner, working extensively with C-suite executives and board members at prominent chemicals, energy and mining companies. He has led several high-profile, globally-focused executive search engagements with private equity, venture capital, and small to large private and public companies in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

"Andy has an impeccable track record in working at the highest levels with many of the top chemicals, energy and mining companies across the globe," said Scott Kingdom, Korn/Ferry's global market managing director for industrial services. "We welcome Andy to Korn/Ferry and look forward to introducing his expertise to our clients in the industrial market."

"Andy brings to Korn/Ferry a wealth of experience and relationships that are a strong fit as we continue to successfully broaden the depth and breadth of our industrial services offerings," said Bob Damon, president of North America for Korn/Ferry International.

Mr. Talkington has nearly 25 years of experience in the chemicals, energy, and mining industry, working with Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Olin Corporation, among other companies. He has strong expertise with mergers and acquisitions, business management, operations and engineering and technology.

Mr. Talkington has a bachelor's and master's degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.

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