USG People sells its General Staffing activities in Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Luxembourg

Thu Apr 4, 2013 1:31am EDT

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Almere, 4 April 2013 - USG People is taking another step in the execution of its strategy with the
sale of its General Staffing activities in Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and
Luxembourg. In 2012 the combined revenue of these activities was EUR 434 million. USG People
revised its strategy in 2011, shifting its focus on markets where it can offer its stakeholders
distinct added value and create sufficient scale to position itself in a leading and profitable
way throughout the cycle.

The scale of the respective business units is too limited for them to be able to add value, an aim
defined in our strategic objectives, in the market segment in which they operate. The sale of
these relatively low-yield activities has an immediate positive effect on the profitability of USG
People and supports the strategic financial targets. It also has a positive impact on the
company's financing needs due to reduced demand on working capital.

The sale to Randstad creates positions in the respective countries with effective scale for the
markets, making it possible to unlock the potential of these business units better and to
safeguard their continuity.

USG People aims to mainly focus its attention on its existing leading positions and to target
investments on the expansion of high-yield concepts, such as USG Professionals. Better targeted
positioning strengthens the organisation's focus on these strategic objectives. The sale proceeds
of EUR 20 million will be used to further execute the strategy.

The Central Works Council has issued a positive advice on the proposed sale and the transaction
will be submitted for European Commission approval. The transaction is subject to the customary
conditions precedent.

For more information, please contact:
Leen Geirnaerdt, Chief Financial Officer
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
With revenue of EUR 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, Technicum, Secretary Plus, ASA, Creyf's, Vakcollege Groep (Specialist Staffing) - Legal
Forces, USG Capacity, USG Financial Forces, USG HR Forces, USG Innotiv, USG Juristen, USG Legal
Professionals, USG Marketing, Communication & Sales Professionals, Control, 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 .

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