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Bob Eichinger Named Vice Chairman, Korn/Ferry Institute; Dee Gaeddert Appointed President, Lominger

December 18, 2007

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Bob Eichinger, CEO and president of the firm's wholly owned subsidiary Lominger International, has been named Vice Chairman of the Korn/Ferry Institute. Dee Gaeddert, chief operating officer, will succeed Dr. Eichinger as President of Lominger.

Dr. Eichinger is the co-founder of Minneapolis-based Lominger, a preeminent provider of leadership development tools that was acquired by Korn/Ferry in 2006. Since the acquisition, he has served as CEO and President of Lominger. In his new role, he will work with boards of directors and CEOs on a variety of issues including succession planning and talent strategy, as well as direct the development and advancement of Korn/Ferry's thought leadership in the area of talent management. Dr. Eichinger will report to Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry.

"Bob Eichinger has built a global reputation as one of the true pioneers in the area of talent development," said Mr. Burnison. "The Lominger brand that Bob has built is known and respected by professionals throughout the world, and we are fortunate to have him as part of the Korn/Ferry family."

Dee Gaeddert joined Korn/Ferry in 2007 with the acquisition of LeaderSource Limited, where she served as Chief Operating Officer. Following the acquisition, she subsequently assumed the COO position at Lominger. In her new role, Ms. Gaeddert will oversee global operations for Lominger, with responsibility for all aspects of the business. She will report to Gary Hourihan, president of Korn/Ferry's Leadership Development Solutions business.

About Lominger International

Founded in 1991 by Robert W. Eichinger, Ph.D. and Michael M. Lombardo, Ed.D., Lominger has built a global business of competency-based leadership development resources for individuals, teams and organizations. Lominger's range of products and services, known as the LEADERSHIP ARCHITECT(R) Suite, are research-based, experience-tested and internationally recognized tools that can be customized to fit any organization's culture or operating style. The tools in the Suite can be used for a range of applications, including job profiling, selection and training, performance management, individual development, team development and succession planning. The tools are built upon 67 individual Competencies that have been identified as critical to success. In August of 2006, Lominger was acquired by Korn/Ferry International, a premier provider of global talent management solutions.

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.

The Korn/Ferry Institute was established in 2007 to commission, originate and publish groundbreaking research in the field of talent development. The Institute combines data mined through Korn/Ferry's preeminent position as the world's largest executive recruitment firm with an unparalleled library of behavioral research compiled by Lominger International. and Korn/Ferry's Leadership Development Solutions group.

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SOURCE  Korn/Ferry International
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    /CONTACT:  Stephanie Mitchell of Korn-Ferry International,
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CO:  Korn/Ferry International; Lominger International
ST:  California, Minnesota

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