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Korn/Ferry International Announces Stuart Kaplan as Chief Operating Officer of Leadership Development Solutions

September 3, 2008

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Stuart Kaplan has joined the Firm as Global Chief Operating Officer of its Leadership Development Solutions group. In this role, Mr. Kaplan will oversee all operational aspects of the Firm's talent and leadership consulting business, as well as drive intellectual property and product development. He is based out of the Firm's San Francisco office.

Mr. Kaplan brings more than 20 years of business experience to Korn/Ferry. He joins Korn/Ferry from Accenture, where he most recently held the position of Director of R&D and Capability Development for the global Strategy Consulting practice. During his 11-year tenure at Accenture, Mr. Kaplan previously served in a direct client-service capacity providing strategic advisory help to senior leadership at Fortune 500 companies. He brings global insight and corporate expertise from his prior experiences working in Japan and leading a corporate communications firm in San Francisco.

"It's an honor to welcome an individual who brings as much unparalleled industry experience and expertise as Stuart," said Ana Dutra, Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Development Solutions, Korn/Ferry International. "His global perspective, superior business leadership skills and seniority in strategic consulting will contribute greatly to our leading success in talent management solutions."

Mr. Kaplan earned his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Korn/Ferry's Leadership Development Solutions group provides a range of talent management solutions that help clients maximize the effectiveness of their talent and align critical competencies with organizational strategy. By combining validated behavioral assessment and development tools with an understanding of the skills and experiences required for success, Leadership Development Solutions helps clients align, assess, select, develop, coach, motivate and retain top leaders; and scale key talent management processes to ensure ongoing organizational success.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with more than 90 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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