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Seasoned Leader Joins Heidrick & Struggles as Partner
Curt Lucas Joins Life Sciences Practice

CHICAGO, May 19, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, today announced that Curt Lucas will be joining the firm as Partner. He will be part of the Life Sciences Practice, specializing in Health Services and based out of Chicago.

Lucas comes to Heidrick & Struggles from Korn/Ferry International where he served as Managing Director and Senior Client Partner. He has over 25 years of executive search experience and has conducted over 400 senior-level assignments in healthcare. Lucas was also a founding member of the firm's Mentor Program for Client Partners and an active member of the Global Promotions Committee within Korn/Ferry.

"Curt is an impactful leader. He recognizes that -- nothing is more valuable to our firm than our time, our ears and our ability to help clients solve problems," said David Vied, Managing Partner of the North America Life Sciences Practice. "Heidrick & Struggles is at the cutting edge of Leadership Advisory -- Curt will be an exceptional addition to our team."

Prior to Korn/Ferry, Lucas owned and operated Lucas and Associates, an executive search firm based in Oak Brook, Illinois and specializing in the healthcare sector.

Lucas holds a bachelor of science degree in public health administration from Western Illinois University and a master's in health administration from Governors State University.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., (Nasdaq:HSII) is the leadership advisory firm providing senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, including succession planning, executive assessment and development, talent retention management, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting. For almost 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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SOURCE: Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

CONTACT: Wendi Taylor Nations
+1 (312) 496 1810
wtaylornations@heidrick.com

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