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Vedior NV (0J9M)

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Tuesday 13 September, 2005

Vedior NV

Vedior new company Japan

Vedior NV
13 September 2005

Amsterdam, The Netherlands



           Vedior launches new permanent recruitment company in Japan

                   For release at 9.00am on 13 September 2005



Vedior is pleased to announce the launch of a new permanent recruitment
initiative in partnership with Staff Service Group, the largest recruitment
company in Japan*.

Based in Tokyo, Vedior Career Inc. will commence full-scale operations on 1st
October providing dedicated permanent placement services throughout Japan with a
focus on delivering a quality recruitment service enhanced by career
counselling, skill transition advice, seminars and training programmes.

Zach Miles, Vedior's Chief Executive said, ' Vedior's global recruiting
expertise combined with Staff Service Group's extensive national network will
help Vedior Career to quickly establish a strong platform for future growth. We
look forward to taking advantage of the very positive industry trends forecast
for the Japanese market.'

Vedior owns 51% of Vedior Career Inc. with the remaining shares held by Staff
Service Group and local management. Vedior has committed Y1 billion (€7.3
million) to fund development costs and provide working capital.

In recent years, Vedior has been growing its business in Japan through both
organic and acquisitive means and the launch of Vedior Career represents one
more step in Vedior's ongoing expansion plans in this market. The Japanese
recruitment industry currently has relatively low penetration rates but is
beginning to mature. The 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, and outplacement services, under the brand Fairplace
Japan.






*Source:  Staffing Industry Report, 27 May 2005





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
Peter Valks, Member of the Board of Management
Jelle Miedema, Company Secretary





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