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Vedior NV (0J9M)


Wednesday 02 November, 2005

Vedior NV

Vedior AcquiresUSlife science

Vedior NV
02 November 2005

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                               Vedior acquires US

                      life sciences recruitment specialist

                    For release at 9.00am on 2 November 2005

Vedior is pleased to announce it has acquired an 80% interest in Delta Pharma,
Inc. and Delta Solutions, Inc. ('Delta' or 'the Company'). Delta Pharma, Inc.
provides life sciences recruitment solutions to assist the clinical trials/
certification process within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
while Delta Solutions, Inc. provides specialist IT staffing and consultancy
services principally aimed at the life sciences market.

Zach Miles, Vedior's Chief Executive said, 'I am very pleased to add this highly
qualified and fast growing niche to Vedior's portfolio. Delta fits neatly into
the diverse spectrum of professional/executive and traditional recruitment
services we offer in the US particularly complementing our existing Clinical One
and Locum Medical Group healthcare brands. We look forward to assisting Delta
with its national development plans and enabling them to leverage value from
being part of the Group.'

Established in 1996, the Company achieved unaudited annual sales to 31 October
2005 of $18.0 million (€14.2 million). Headquartered in Chicago, Delta supports
clinical trials throughout the US providing clients with the ability to
streamline clinical trials through expertise within key practice concentrations
including clinical research, data management, clinical support & clinical

Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical equipment manufacturers and healthcare
organisations face significant challenges meeting staffing needs that arise
during the drug development lifecycle. Delta provides qualified personnel such
as scientists, chemists, lab technicians, medical writers, clinical research
associates, clinical data managers, and regulatory and quality assurance
specialists on a long term contract basis. In addition, Delta's Clinical
Solutions Group provides offsite monitoring, medical writing and data

Delta's existing management team will continue to develop the Company. The
outstanding 20% interest will remain with management of the Company with Vedior
having the right to acquire these shares in due course.

Company Profile:

Vedior is one of the world's largest recruitment companies and is a full-service
recruitment provider with a diversified portfolio of brands targeting a broad
range of industry sectors in 43 countries. Annual sales for 2004 were €6,467

From its global network, Vedior offers temporary and permanent recruitment as
well as a number of complementary employment-related services such as
outplacement, HR outsourcing, payrolling and training.

Vedior has a leading market position in the provision of professional/executive
recruitment in sectors such as information technology, healthcare, accounting,
engineering and education as well as administrative/secretarial and light
industrial recruitment.

For further information, please contact:

Zach Miles, Chief Executive                              +31 (0)20 573 5609
Frits Vervoort, CFO
Jelle Miedema, Company Secretary

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