Vedior NV


Vedior NV
27 September 2007

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                          Vedior agrees to acquire US
                        e-Business Consulting Specialist

                   For release at 8.30am on 27 September 2007

Vedior is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to
acquire B2B Workforce Inc. ('B2B' or 'the Company'), a provider of e-Business
enterprise applications personnel and consulting services.

With headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, B2B provides expert consultants and
project management in a number of high-demand disciplines such as Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise
Application Integration (EAI), and Business Intelligence (BI) utilizing SAP and
Oracle (PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards, Retek, Hyperion, and G-Log) enterprise
software applications.

Founded in 2000, B2B initially serviced the commercial sector but has since
developed a significant public sector practice servicing federal, state and
local governments which now accounts for almost a third of the Company's sales.
B2B has received numerous awards including Fastest Growing Private Companies in
Atlanta for 2005, 2006, and 2007 as well as appearing in the Inc. 5000 list of
fastest growing private companies in the US for 2007.

Vedior already has a significant presence in the provision of IT personnel
within the US and Canada, primarily through its Sapphire brand. The acquisition
of B2B complements Sapphire's national network by enabling our client's to
access a wider range of services in both staffing and project management.

Globally, Information Technology is Vedior's largest professional/executive
recruitment sector and, in 2006, annual sales derived from IT staffing amounted
to €768 million.

Tex Gunning, Vedior's Chief Executive said, 'B2B has a very strong reputation
and a blue chip client portfolio within a highly specialised discipline. It
provides a useful complement to our existing portfolio of businesses.'

In 2004, AMR Research predicted that the enterprise applications market will
grow from $48 billion to $65 billion by 2009.

For the twelve months up to 31 December 2006, B2B achieved (audited) sales of
$79.0 million (€62.8. million).

The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies,
and is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements

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.

From its global network of 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. Vedior also has a significant global network
providing administrative and light industrial recruitment.

For further information, please contact:

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

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