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Michael Di Cicco Joins Heidrick & Struggles as Partner

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CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier provider of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services worldwide, today announced that Michael Di Cicco has joined the firm as Partner within the Financial Services Practice. He is based in the firm's Singapore office.

Di Cicco will lead the Private Equity practice in Asia Pacific, working closely with practice leaders in the U.S. and Europe to service our global clients, as well as focusing on a strongly-growing client base in the region.

"We are delighted to have somebody of Michael's caliber joining our team in Asia Pacific. Michael brings with him a wealth of experience in both Private Equity and the broader financial services environment," said Harry O'Neill, Regional Practice Managing Partner, Financial Services Practice. "His appointment rounds out our Private Equity team globally, and allows us to provide our clients with seamless global coverage in this rapidly growing area."

Di Cicco has consistently been ranked one of the top search consultants in Asia for the buy side and was most recently ranked Asia's No. 1 consultant for Private Equity in a poll of hiring managers by AsiaMoney.

"Heidrick & Struggles has an incredibly strong platform across Leadership Consulting and Executive Search and I'm looking forward to using that expertise to help our private equity clients and the companies they invest in," said Di Cicco.

Most recently, Di Cicco was with Sheffield Haworth, where he was responsible for alternative investment coverage across Asia as well as the firm's Singapore office across products. He previously spent nine years at Global Sage in Hong Kong, where he built and ran the firm's Asian private equity and real estate practice. Di Cicco began his career as a journalist, writing on Asia for United Press International, Bloomberg and BusinessWeek. He graduated with honors from the University of Maine with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and was the editor-in-chief of the school's daily student newspaper.

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Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII) is the premier provider of senior-level Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services, including culture shaping, executive assessment, succession planning, board effectiveness, leadership development and leadership strategy. For 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit www.heidrick.com.

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