Heidrick & Struggles Announces Appointments to Further Strengthen the Company's Integrated Leadership Services and Growth

Heidrick & Struggles Announces Appointments to Further Strengthen the
Company's Integrated Leadership Services and Growth Strategy

Jory Marino, Luis Urbano and Steve Mullinjer Named Regional Leaders

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International,
Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing Executive Search
and Leadership Consulting services worldwide, today announced a realignment of
the company's organizational structure and operating model to further build on
its strategy of providing integrated solutions to C-suite and board level
executives. Three veteran Heidrick & Struggles consultants will now assume
elevated regional leadership positions with expanded responsibilities,
including managing growth and profitability across each region. The new
regional leaders are:

  *Jory Marino, Americas
  *Luis Urbano, Europe
  *Steve Mullinjer, Asia Pacific

"Our vision is for Heidrick & Struggles to be the firm that top organizations
around the world look to for all of their leadership needs – whether it is
acquiring senior-level executives, managing unique leadership challenges or
driving effective leadership at the C-suite and board levels," said L. Kevin
Kelly, CEO, Heidrick & Struggles. "I am confident that by assuming these
elevated roles, Jory, Luis and Steve will help us aggressively execute on our
strategy in each of the markets we serve around the globe by ensuring greater
collaboration between our regions and practices, and positioning the firm to
achievelong-term growth and profitability."

Marino, Urbano and Mullinjer will work closely with the firm's Practice
Leaders, to ensure that Heidrick & Struggles continues to distinguish itself
in the market by delivering unparalleled industry expertise and superior
client service. Collectively, this group will provide clients access to the
company's full spectrum of integrated leadership solutions. This structure
will enhance connectivity across the platform, ultimately leading to a more
comprehensive client experience and longer-term client relationships.

Marino has consistently been one of the top performers at Heidrick & Struggles
and serves as Vice Chairman and a senior member of the firm's Financial
Services Practice. He previously held a number of leadership positions at the
firm, including head of the New York office, the Northeast U.S. and North
America. Marino joined the firm in 1999 and is based in New York.

Urbano joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2002 as a Partner in the Consumer
Services Practice and in 2010 was named Global Managing Partner for the
Consumer Markets Practice. He is also a partner in the CEO & Board of
Directors Practice, based in Madrid.

Mullinjer currently leads Heidrick & Struggles' business in Asia and the
Middle East. His responsibilities have been expanded to include Australia and
New Zealand. He also oversees the firm's Private Equity Practice in the
region. Mullinjer joined the firm in 2000 and spent the last 20 years living
and working in China. He is based in Shanghai.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. 

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., (Nasdaq:HSII) is the leadership
advisory firm providing senior-level executive search and leadership
consulting services, including succession planning, executive assessment and
development, talent retention management, transition consulting for newly
appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting. For almost
60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams
through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today,
Heidrick & Struggles' leadership experts operate from principal business
centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more
information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit www.heidrick.com.

CONTACT: Jennifer Nelson
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