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Vedior NV (0J9M)


Tuesday 04 October, 2005

Vedior NV

Vedior acquires Compliance

Vedior NV
04 October 2005

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                               Vedior acquires US

                   Legal Staffing and Outsourcing Specialist

                    For release at 9.00am on 4 October 2005

Vedior is pleased to announce it has acquired an initial 80% interest in
Compliance Inc. ('Compliance' or 'the Company'), a legal project staffing
company providing services to both commercial and government clients throughout
the US.

Zach Miles, Vedior's Chief Executive said, 'Compliance has an excellent
reputation and a leading market position in the provision of legal project
management outsourcing. This acquisition extends Vedior's presence in
professional and executive recruitment in the important US market where we
already provide staffing services in information technology, accounting,
healthcare, engineering and other professional sectors.'

Founded in 1997, Compliance is based in Arlington, Virginia with offices in New
York, Washington, DC and Los Angeles. Through this network, the Company provides
a comprehensive range of legal staffing personnel from entry-level legal
assistants to paralegal researchers to project attorneys dealing with high level
antitrust issues, securities' law, regulatory filings, and trial preparation

The Company was a pioneer in legal project outsourcing, offering clients access
to secure project space with fully equipped document production facilities.
These outsourcing services are complemented by on-demand legal project
management. Compliance's extensive experience in managing legal projects has
enabled the Company to develop innovative document review, processing and
indexing systems to control projects more effectively.

Compliance achieved (unaudited) annual sales to 30 May 2005 of $21.0 million
(€16.5 million). The Company's existing management team will continue to develop
Compliance and the outstanding 20% interest will remain with management with
Vedior having the right to acquire these shares in due course.

Vedior already has an established international network of specialist legal
staffing firms providing services in the US (under the Boston-based brand, Stone
Legal Resources Group) as well as the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand, Hong
Kong and Singapore.

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, 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, we also have a significant global network providing
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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