Korn/Ferry Completes Acquisition of Leading Global Leadership Solutions Firm, PDI Ninth House

Korn/Ferry Completes Acquisition of Leading Global Leadership Solutions Firm,
                               PDI Ninth House

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY),
a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that
it has completed its acquisition of Minneapolis-based PDI Ninth House, a
leading, globally-recognized provider of leadership solutions.

"We are pleased to announce the completion of Korn/Ferry's acquisition of PDI
Ninth House, a partnership that combines two of the top brands in talent
management," said Gary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International. "PDI
Ninth House brings to Korn/Ferry strong talent management offerings, rich
intellectual property, and world-class people, which we believe will
immediately increase Korn/Ferry's depth and scale in being the most relevant
leadership organization in the world."

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management
solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the
Middle East and Africa. The firm delivers services and solutionsthat help
clients cultivate greatnessthrough the attraction, engagement, development
and retention of theirtalent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on
Korn/Ferry International, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought
leadership, intellectual property, and research.

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such as "estimate," "plan," "project," "forecast," "intend," "expect,"
"anticipate," "believe," "seek," or similar expressions are forward-looking
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including expected benefits and synergies of the transaction, future
opportunities for the combined businesses and other statements regarding
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occur in the future. Because these statements reflect the Korn/Ferry's current
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involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results in the future to
differ materially from the results projected or implied in any forward-looking
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could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the
forward-looking statements included herein, including, but not limited to: the
acquisition may disrupt Korn/Ferry's current business operations and
Korn/Ferry may not be able to successfully manage its growth or integrate the
acquired operations; Korn/Ferry may not be able to retain key personnel; and
clients may not react favorably to the acquisition. For further information
regarding the risks associated with Korn/Ferry's business, please refer to
Korn/Ferry's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including
our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current
Reports on Form 8-K. Korn/Ferry disclaims any intention or obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Korn/Ferry International

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