USG People expands online services with Adver-Online

Interest in Adver-Online B.V. strengthens USG People's online proposition Almere, 24 April 2013 - Today USG People has taken another step in improving its online proposition by acquiring 51% of the shares in Adver-Online. Established in 2002, Adver-Online is active in the field of online job market communications and is focused strongly on creating tailor-made campaigns, publishing job vacancies and assisting recruitment and selection processes. Adver-Online has also developed into a specialist in recruitment software, offering a comprehensive proposition including mobile job applications, 'jobs at' websites, and various assessment and screening tools for the SME and corporate markets. The company launched the recruitment application HROffice specifically for this purpose. HROffice is an extremely modern online application that allows clients to manage their entire integrated recruitment and selection process. HROffice gives USG People the opportunity to further develop its online HR services. Rob Zandbergen, CEO of USG People N.V.: "This interest is in line with our strategy of also expanding our online HR services. By taking this interest USG People is acquiring the future-proof online HR solution that is HROffice. We are convinced that Adver-Online and the HROffice application are valuable additions to our services portfolio. Not only to support our own activities, but above all as a valuable online service that Unique, for instance, could offer its SME clients. The HROffice application enables clients to manage their entire HR process and related media process on their own." Hans van Rijnswoud, CEO of Adver-Online B.V. / HROffice: "The interest that USG People is taking allows us to strengthen the rollout of our services, both domestically and internationally. With USG People we are able to grow even quicker and develop our services further. The synergy between Adver- Online/HROffice as an innovative provider of HR solutions, and USG People as a temporary staffing organisation and total provider of flexible staffing services, enables us to offer the market a modular online total solution with clients only paying for the services they need for their organisation. We welcome this collaboration that will open many doors for both parties." The acquisition was paid in cash with the company's own resources and will immediately contribute to earnings. For more information, please contact: Rob Zandbergen, CEO USG People N.V. Telephone: +31 (0) 36 529 9507 Hans van Rijnswoud, CEO Adver-Online B.V. Telephone: + 31 (0) 23 553 0350 Disclaimer This press release is available in Dutch and English. In the event of ambiguities, the Dutch text shall prevail. About USG People With revenue of € 2.9 billion in 2012 USG People is one of the largest providers of HR services in Europe with established and recognisable national and international brands. Headquartered in the Dutch city of Almere, USG People is active in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Spain and Switzerland. The brand portfolio of USG People comprises Start People, Call-IT, USG Restart (General Staffing) - Unique, Techicum, Secretary Plus, ASA, Creyf's, Vakcollege Groep (Specialist Staffing) - USG Engineering Professionals, USG Legal Professionals, USG Finance Professionals, USG Marketing, Communication & Sales Professionals, USG ICT Professionals, USG HR Professionals and USG Science Professionals, ikki (Professionals). USG People is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange and is included in the Amsterdam Midcap Index (AMX). For more information on USG People or any of its operating companies, please visit our website at download press release in pdf format: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: USG People NV via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1695165]