Vedior NV

Vedior launches new co.

Vedior NV
06 October 2005

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

         Vedior launches new construction recruitment company in Japan

                    For release at 9.00am on 6 October 2005

Vedior is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative providing qualified
construction personnel on a temporary basis in partnership with Frontier
Construction & Partners Co. Limited ('Frontier'), a company specialised in
providing advisory and consulting services to the Japanese construction

Based in Tokyo, Vedior Contec will provide senior engineering personnel on a
contract basis for construction projects initially in the Tokyo Metropolitan
area but eventually in other parts of Japan and abroad. The company will also
provide training and support to enhance the skills of its workforce by gaining
additional qualifications through the Japanese National Construction Industry
Training Association.

Zach Miles, Vedior's Chief Executive said, 'Vedior has a growing presence in the
professional/executive recruitment sector in Japan and this new initiative
announced today represents another step in our plans to develop our services
within this fast-growing market. As the world's largest provider of professional
/executive recruitment, we are ideally placed to take advantage of growth
opportunities in one of the most important recruitment markets in Asia.'

Vedior owns 51% of Vedior Contec with the remaining shares held by Frontier and
local management. Frontier had already established a contract recruitment
business to respond to the demands of its clients, and this has now been
transferred to Vedior Contec to accelerate its development .

The Japanese staffing market offers significant growth opportunities led by
increasing deregulation, ongoing industry restructuring, compelling demographic
trends and an improving economy.

Vedior already provides recruitment services in Japan in the healthcare sector
under the brand Supernurse, outplacement and career management services under
the brand Fairplace Japan and, more recently, permanent placement services under
the brand Vedior Career.

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. Annual sales for 2004 were €6,467 million.

From its global network of offices spanning Europe, America, Australasia, Asia,
the Middle East 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, we also have a significant global network providing
administrative/secretarial and light industrial recruitment.

For further information, please contact:

Zach Miles, Chief Executive

Peter Valks, Member of the Board of Management

Jelle Miedema, Company Secretary

+31 (0)20 573 5609

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