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Korn/Ferry Promotes Brad Marion to Global Automotive Sector Leadership Role

October 25, 2007

LOS ANGELES, October 25, 2007 -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Bradford (Brad) B. Marion has been appointed Leader of the firm's Global Automotive Sector, effective immediately.

Korn/Ferry's Automotive Sector, which falls within the firm's Global Industrial Market, specializes in the recruitment of senior executive talent to the automotive aftermarket, automotive retail market, heavy truck industry, OEM manufacturers and assemblers, chassis systems and components, exterior systems and components, interior systems and components, power train systems and components, electrical, and electronic systems and components.

Yannick Binvel, who has held the role since 2000, will continue client work in the automotive sector as a senior client partner in the Paris office, and will also expand his expertise to areas outside of automotive.

Mr. Marion is based in Chicago and most recently led the firm's automotive activities within North America. With nearly two decades of executive search experience, he has participated in more than 400 senior-level assignments for executives in the industrial arena. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry in 2001, Mr. Marion was affiliated with two other executive search firms. Earlier, he spent eight years in manufacturing engineering, operations and sales/marketing for Colt Industries, a multi-national industrial manufacturer in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Mr. Marion holds a master's in business administration degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. He also has a bachelor's of environmental science degree from Cornell University.

“I thank Yannick for his years of automotive leadership and congratulate Brad on this well-deserved promotion,” said Scott Kingdom, managing director, Global Industrial Market. “I look forward to working closely with Brad to drive our growth and development within the automotive segment.”

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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