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Firm Hired To Recruit New President of The High Point IHFMA

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The High Point International Home Furnishings Market Authority (IHFMA) announced it has retained Korn/Ferry International, the premier provider of executive search, outsourced recruiting and leadership development solutions, to assist the Authority in recruiting a new President. As was previously announced on October 24, 2005, the Authority’s incumbent President, Judy Mendenhall, plans to retire following the identification and transition of a new president. “Judy has done an outstanding job as the Authority’s first President and we are sorry to see her retire,” said Paul Toms, IHFMA Board chairman. “Because of her tenacious drive and leadership, the Authority is now in a position to focus on additional initiatives to ensure that High Point remains the premier home furnishings market in the world. We believe Korn/Ferry’s expertise in our industry and world-class reputation will be of great benefit in recruiting the best possible person for this critical position.” Individuals interested in learning more about this position can send an email to marketauthority@kornferry.com. About The High Point International Home Furnishings Market Authority: The High Point International Home Furnishings Market Authority was established in 2001 to provide a unified management and marketing entity to produce the High Point Home Furnishings Market, the largest trade show of its kind in the world and the largest trade show of any kind in the United States. The High Point Market is the definitive marketing stage for the Home Furnishings Industry and involves some 12 million square feet of exhibit space in High Point, North Carolina, attracting over 3,000 manufacturers and thousands of retailers to its semi-annual show. About Korn/Ferry International: Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), with more than 70 offices in 35 countries, is the premier provider of executive search, outsourced recruiting and leadership development solutions. The firm partners with clients worldwide to deliver unparalleled senior-level search, management assessment, coaching and development, and, through its Futurestep subsidiary, recruitment outsourcing services. For more information, visit the Korn/Ferry International Web site at www.kornferry.com or the Futurestep Web site at www.futurestep.com.

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