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USG People acquires Uniman

March 29, 2011 - London

USG People announces acquisition of Swiss staffing organisation



Almere, 29 March 2011 - USG People announces that it recently acquired 100% of the shares in Lausanne-based staffing organisation Uniman SA. Founded in August 2005, Uniman is active in specialist staffing and recruitment of qualified personnel for the industrial, construction and commercial sectors. The owners and current management of Uniman will remain with USG People and take up key management positions in both Switzerland and Italy.


USG People COO Eric de Jong said: "This acquisition is a fine addition to our staffing activities in Switzerland and is in line with USG People's strategy to invest in specialist high-end staffing. It creates an even larger base for the expansion of our activities in the Geneva area, the second largest economic region in Switzerland. Uniman generates turnover of € 10 million and has a strong operating margin. It is therefore a valuable asset to our Swiss activities."


The Swiss activities of USG People reported a turnover of € 28 million in 2010 and now operates eleven branches in four of the five largest cities in the country.


The acquisition was paid for in cash and financed from our own resources.



For more information, please contact:

Leen Geirnaerdt, CFO
Telephone: +31 (0)36 529 95 07



This press release is available in Dutch and English. In the event of ambiguities, the Dutch text shall prevail.


About USG People
USG People is active through a large number of strong brands that jointly provide one-stop solutions in the field of staffing, secondment and HR and customer care services. With annual revenue exceeding € 3 billion in 2010, USG People ranks fourth in Europe in HR services. Headquartered in the Dutch city of Almere, the group is active in a number of European countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, France, Italy and Spain.


The brand portfolio of USG People comprises Start People (General Staffing) - Ad Rem Young Professionals, ASA Student, Creyf's, Express Medical, Receptel, Secretary Plus, Technicum and Unique (Specialist Staffing) - Legal Forces, USG Capacity, USG Energy, USG Financial Forces, USG HR Forces, USG Innotiv, USG Juristen and USG Restart (Professionals) - Call-IT (Other Services).

USG People is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange and is included in the Amsterdam Midcap Index (AMX).


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