Allegis Group Finalizes Acquisition of Talent2 in APAC Region

Hanover, Maryland, USA and London, United Kingdom – 1 February 2011 – Allegis Group, Inc. (www.allegisgroup.com), the world’s 4th largest recruitment and staffing firm, announced the completion of its agreement to purchase Aston Carter.

Aston Carter, headquartered in London, England, is a global IT recruitment business specialising in the banking and financial services sectors. Founded in 1997, Aston Carter has over 300 staff and 8 offices located in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Ireland, Hong Kong, France, Singapore, Sweden and The Netherlands.

Ranked in the top 20 of UK recruitment companies by Recruiter magazine’s “Hot 100” in 2009 and 2010, Aston Carter has grown to become a £180 million company by leveraging its core competencies to offer a wide range of staffing and recruitment services.

"The acquisition of Aston Carter by Allegis Group is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our international footprint with a suite of services that will complement our current offerings," according to Chris Hartman, President of International Operations, Allegis Group. "Our companies’ values and cultures are well aligned, which will assist us in ensuring a seamless transition for Aston Carter’s customers and clients."

“We are delighted Aston Carter will become part of the Allegis Group family of companies. This will allow us to grow our business and leverage the strengths of both organisations to go beyond our customers’ expectations. I feel confident this acquisition will be of great benefit and advantage to our employees and customers,” said Sean Zimdahl, Managing Director of Aston Carter.

About Allegis Group:

Founded in 1983, Allegis Group is the largest privately held staffing firm in the United States and the 4th largest globally, employing more than 9,000 internal employees, including 3,000 dedicated recruiters. Allegis Group has almost 100,000 active contract professionals and over 300 offices worldwide. Allegis Group conducts business through its various operating companies, each specialising in meeting the service needs of clients in a wide range of industries. These operating companies include Aerotek, Allegis Group Services, Major, Lindsey & Africa, MarketSource, Stephen James Associates, and TEKsystems. For more information, please visit www.allegisgroup.com.

About Aston Carter:

Founded in 1997, Aston Carter is a global IT recruitment business specialising in the banking and financial services sector. Headquartered in London, England, Aston Carter employs more than 300 staff servicing 16 countries. Aston Carter has grown organically to become a £180 million global recruitment business in just 13 years. For more information, please visit www.astoncarter.com.

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