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Dick Antoine Joins Korn/Ferry's Board & CEO Services Practice as Senior Advisor

October 6, 2011

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, announced that Richard L. Antoine, who is viewed as one of the most respected human resources executives among the Fortune 500, has joined its Global Board & CEO Services Practice as a senior advisor on CEO and C-Suite succession planning.

Mr. Antoine retired as global head of human resources at Procter & Gamble, where he worked for A.G. Lafley and was a key advisor to Mr. Lafley and the P&G's Board of Directors dealing with the company's executive succession planning, including the plans and transition from Mr. Lafley to P&G's current CEO, Bob McDonald.

"CEO succession planning continues to be at the top of every Board of Director's list of primary responsibilities and priorities," said Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Global Board & CEO Services, Joe Griesedieck. "We believe that Dick Antoine's extensive experience in working with CEOs and Boards of Directors on senior level succession planning, as well as his in-depth knowledge and appreciation for the value of talent management and talent development, will add significant value and insight to our work with clients on this critical initiative."

Mr. Antoine was most recently president of AO Consulting, a human resources consulting firm working with Boards, CEOs and CHROs on leadership, talent development, succession planning and HR strategy. He also serves as the president of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), comprising many of the most recognized and accomplished heads of human resources and leading human resources academics globally.

Mr. Antoine graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and received his MBA from the University of Chicago.

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. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, deploy, develop and reward their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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