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The Netherlands — USG appoints new CEO and new Supervisory Board Chairman

07 December 2009

The Supervisory Board of USG People N.V. (USG:AEX), the multi-brand staffing and customer care services group, intends to appoint Herman van Campenhout as CEO with effect from 1 March 2010. Cees Veerman will be nominated by the Supervisory Board for election as the new chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Herman van Campenhout has worked since 2001 for Reed Elsevier, where he currently holds the position of CEO of the Science and Technology Division. Between 1984 and 2001 he held various posts with Royal Dutch Shell Group.

The Supervisory Board states "we are pleased that Herman van Campenhout will be joining the Executive Board of USG People in the role of CEO. In Herman van Campenhout, we believe we have found a CEO who will develop USG People's strategy in further depth and will work enthusiastically and energetically to promote it. We look forward to enjoying a productive relationship with him".
Herman van Campenhout will join USG People with effect from 1 March 2010. His official appointment as CEO will take place once the General Meeting of Shareholders has been formally informed in this regard.

The Supervisory Board is nominating Cees Veerman for election as the new chairman of the Supervisory Board of USG People. Between 2002 and 2007, Cees Veerman was Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. He is currently professor at the University of Tilburg and Wageningen University and is also a member of the Supervisory Boards of Barenbrug B.V., Rabobank Nederland and Koninklijke Reesink N.V., among other things.

Cees Veerman will be recommended by the Supervisory Board for appointment by the General Meeting of Shareholders. Cees Veerman has been assigned to the Supervisory Board with effect from 1 December 2009 pending his appointment.

The brand portfolio of USG People comprises Proflex and Start People (General staffing) - Ad Rem Young Professionals, ASA Student, Content, Creyf's, Express Medical, Geko Zeitarbeit, Receptel, Secretary Plus, StarJob, 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).



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