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Management change at Randstad

Management change at Randstad


Randstad announces a management change in its Executive Board. The Supervisory Board of Randstad Holding nv proposes to appoint François Béharel to the Executive Board for an initial 4-year term. The appointment is subject to shareholder approval at the upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on March 28, 2013.

François Béharel joined VediorBis as a Regional Director in 1999. He had just become CEO of the Vedior group in France when he was appointed President and CEO of the new combined Randstad Group France in 2009.

Fritz Fröhlich, chairman of the Supervisory Board, comments: "We are very pleased to announce the proposed appointment of François Béharel as a member of the Executive Board. His track record as President and CEO of the largest European operating company and one of Randstad's largest professionals businesses in Europe has been impressive and we look forward to his future contributions to the company."

This appointment follows the agreement that Brian Wilkinson will step down as a member of the Executive Board.

Brian Wilkinson joined Vedior in 1999 as UK development manager. He joined Vedior's board of management in 2003 and was appointed to the Randstad Executive Board in 2008, responsible for the UK, India and Asia Pacific.

Ben Noteboom, CEO of Randstad: "Brian has played a key role in the complex integration processes in Australia and the UK after the Randstad-Vedior merger. He was instrumental in shaping our presence in China and India. We have come to know Brian as a very dedicated, experienced and motivational colleague. We wish him the best in his future endeavors."

Following these changes, the responsibilities of the members of the Executive Board will be adjusted.


Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions. The Randstad Group is one of the leading HR services providers in the world with top three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States as well as major positions in Australia, Japan and the UK. End 2011 Randstad had approximately 28,700 corporate employees and around 4,700 branches and inhouse locations in 40 countries around the world. Randstad generated a revenue of € 16.2 billion in 2011. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information see www.randstad.com.

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