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Korn/Ferry Expands External Affairs Center of Expertise

July 1, 2008

- Practice to Be Renamed Corporate Affairs Center of Expertise to Better Reflect Scope of Services -

- Richard Marshall Appointed to Lead the New, Expanded Practice -

LOS ANGELES, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced several key changes within its External Affairs Center of Expertise to support its continued growth and success.

Effective immediately, the practice has been renamed the Corporate Affairs Center of Expertise. This move is intended to more appropriately reflect the scope of expertise the practice provides both domestically and internationally. The Corporate Affairs Center of Expertise, with its team of dedicated search consultants, will specialize in three core areas -- Corporate Communications, Government Relations and Investor Relations. The team is comprised of former practitioners who have more than 75 years of functional leadership experience in the specialties they service.

Concurrent with this announcement, Richard Marshall has been named Managing Director, Corporate Affairs Center of Expertise. Mr. Marshall, based in New York, assumes the day-to-day leadership of the practice and will continue to lead senior-level corporate communications and investor relations assignments. Nels Olson, former Managing Director of the External Affairs Center of Expertise and now Managing Director of Korn/Ferry's Northeast U.S. region, will continue to lead the Government Relations segment of the practice.

This practice has posted three consecutive years of impressive growth, including a firm leading 50+% revenue growth in our just completed fiscal year, said Bob Damon, president of North America, Korn/Ferry. The team has also landed some of biggest and most prestigious searches in its category. We look forward to the practice's continued growth and evolution under Richard's leadership.

Mr. Marshall joined Korn/Ferry as a Senior Client Partner in 2005 following a 20-year career in industry, where he held the senior-most communications and public affairs positions at Home Depot, Silicon Graphics and Subaru of America. His earlier career experience also included a marketing role at USA Today and a variety of political positions in his native state of Indiana.

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

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