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Korn/Ferry International Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Clients Attract, Develop, Retain and Sustain Talent

November 16, 2009
Korn/Ferry Launches Global Celebration of its History with New Website, Periodical

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today celebrates 40 years of helping client organizations attract, develop, retain and sustain their human capital. This milestone kicks off a host of activities that will commemorate Korn/Ferry's client-centric culture, global footprint and evolving suite of consulting services that combine to make it the gold standard in talent management.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary, Korn/Ferry has created a 40th anniversary website, The site features photo galleries, video footage and a historical timeline of key events that highlight current and former employees as well as past and present achievements of the Firm.

Additionally, the Korn/Ferry Institute will soon be launching the inaugural issue of its quarterly periodical, Briefings on Talent & Leadership, which will serve as a bold new voice on a range of global talent management and leadership issues. Featuring thought-provoking research, interviews and editorial content from the world's leading journalists, Briefings will target a global audience of top corporate executives, opinion leaders, heads of government and academia.

"Korn/Ferry is proud of our heritage and 40 years of service to our clients," said Gary D. Burnison, chief executive officer of Korn/Ferry. "The challenge of finding and developing leaders who can succeed in today's global, dynamic and multifaceted business environment is more daunting than ever, and Korn/Ferry continues to serve as a valued partner in our clients' ongoing effort to attract and retain the best and the brightest."

Korn/Ferry was founded on November 14, 1969 in Los Angeles by two young entrepreneurs, Lester Korn and Richard Ferry, with a modest $10,000 investment. The founders set out to establish a company focused on recruiting talent to leading organizations around the world. Since its inception, Korn/Ferry has evolved into the largest global executive search firm (both in the U.S. and globally, according to Kennedy Information's 2009 rankings), with 78 offices in 37 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and serving more than 30 industry sectors through its highly specialized global network.

In line with its founders' commitment to innovation, Korn/Ferry continues to transform the industry and evolve its business to deliver broad-based talent management solutions to meet its clients' human capital needs. Korn/Ferry's services have grown with its clients and range from workforce planning to employment branding, organizational design and leadership development. Korn/Ferry is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the alignment of people, process and technology to a client's business strategy. In FY09, Korn/Ferry's non-search business delivered 25 percent of fee revenue (nearly $160 million).

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 celebrating 40 years in business. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain 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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Asia Pacific, Carol Lo, + 65 6231 6219,, or EMEA, Juerg-Herbert Baertschi, +44 20 7312 3178,, or The Americas, Stephanie Mitchell, +1-415-288-5349,, all of Korn/Ferry International

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