Vedior NV

Vedior promoted to AEX index

Vedior NV
02 March 2005

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                          Vedior promoted to AEX index

                     For release at 8.30am on 2 March 2005

Vedior, one of the world's largest recruitment companies, today announces that
it has joined the AEX index in Amsterdam, a benchmarking index of the 25 most
actively traded securities in the Netherlands. Vedior's promotion to the AEX
index is part of Euronext's annual re-weighting of its index.

Zach Miles, Vedior's Chief Executive, said: 'I am delighted that Vedior has
joined the AEX index as this will afford the Group greater visibility among
investors, clients and jobseekers. As the first recruitment company to join the
AEX, this promotion also underlines Vedior's status as the largest global
recruitment company based in the Netherlands.'

Company Profile and Strategy

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. Annual sales for 2004 were €6,467 million and net
profit (under IFRS) was €116 million.

From its global network of 2,245 offices spanning Europe, North America,
Australasia, Asia, South America and Africa, 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. In order to meet client requirements for all
categories of personnel, Vedior also has a significant global network providing
administrative/secretarial and light industrial recruitment.

Vedior's primary objective is to provide superior investment returns with higher
organic profit growth and better operating margins than our competitors. The
Group believes it can achieve its objective given its strong business model,
sound financial structure and also because Vedior operates in an attractive
industry. Vedior intends to extend its leading position in professional/
executive recruitment sectors, develop a balanced earnings stream and improve
its business mix through both organic and acquisitive growth.

Vedior's certificates of ordinary shares have traded on Euronext under the
symbol VDR since June 1997. Vedior's free float is regarded as 100% by Euronext
Amsterdam. There are 166,115,896 ordinary shares in issue and the Company's
market capitalisation at close of business on 1 March 2005 was €2.39 billion.

Vedior endeavours to pursue an active and open dialogue with the investment
community and is committed to providing high quality, meaningful and timely
information. Further information on Vedior's investor relations activities can
be found at

Financial Agenda

28 April 2005               Publication of first quarter results
29 April 2005               Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
3 May 2005                  Declared ex-payment from reserves
17 May 2005                 Publication exchange ratio payment from reserves
23 May 2005                 Distribution from reserves made payable
28 July 2005                Publication of second quarter results
27 October 2005             Publication of third quarter results
2 February 2006             Publication of annual results 2005

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

Michael Berkeley, Citigate Dewe Rogerson              +44 (0)20 7282 2883
Patrick Toyne Sewell, Citigate Dewe Rogerson          +44 (0)20 7282 2889

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