Enhances Randstad’s Digital Human Resources Services Strategy

Monster to Operate as Separate and Independent Entity Under the Monster Name

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS and WESTON, MASS. – August 9, 2016 – Randstad Holding nv (AMS:
RAND), a leading human resources services provider, and Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), a
global leader in connecting jobs and people, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under
which Randstad will acquire Monster. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Randstad will pay $3.40
per share in cash, or a total purchase price of approximately $429 million (enterprise value).

By leveraging Monster’s multiple distribution channels to bridge two different but complementary parts of
the extended recruiting industry, Randstad intends to build the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of
HR services. Monster will continue operating as a separate and independent entity under the Monster

“In an era of massive technological change, employers are challenged to identify better ways to source
and engage talent,” said Jacques van den Broek, CEO of Randstad. “With its industry leading technology
platform and easy to use digital, social and mobile solutions, Monster is a natural complement to
Randstad. The transaction is aligned with our Tech and Touch growth strategy and reflects our
commitment to bringing labor supply and demand closer together to better connect the right people to the
right jobs. We look forward to welcoming the Monster team and working together to shape the evolving
global job industry.”

“Joining Randstad provides a unique opportunity to accelerate our ability to connect more people to more
jobs,” said Tim Yates, CEO of Monster. “Together with Randstad, Monster will be better positioned to
fulfill our core mission, and our employees will benefit from becoming part of a larger, more diversified
company. Equally important, this transaction offers immediate value to our shareholders. We are excited
to join and be supported by Randstad, as we continue to build the best recruiting media, technologies,
and platforms. We look forward to working with the Randstad team to ensure a smooth transition.”
Strategic and Financial Benefits

 Brings Together Complementary Visions to Lead Transformation: Randstad and Monster
have a shared vision for the global job industry, which is rapidly transforming as a result of
technology advances. The transaction is intended to accelerate their ability to develop new and
innovative capabilities that deliver greater value to job seekers and employers by bringing labor
supply and demand closer together.

 Creates Most Comprehensive and Technologically Advanced Capabilities for Human
Resources Services: Randstad continues to enhance its business model in the rapidly shifting
landscape, placing annually more than 2 million people worldwide through its network of more
than 4,500 branches and client-dedicated services. With the addition of Monster’s leading
recruiting media, technologies, and platforms which connect people and jobs in more than 40
countries, Randstad intends to further expand its services to offer both clients and candidates
tools for increased efficiency and engagement, connecting more people to more jobs.
 Financially Compelling: The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Randstad
earnings per share.

Terms of the Agreement
Under the terms of the merger agreement, Randstad has agreed to commence a tender offer, through a
wholly-owned subsidiary, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Monster common stock for $3.40 per
share in cash. The Boards of Directors of both Randstad and Monster have unanimously approved the
terms of the merger agreement, and the Board of Directors of Monster has resolved to recommend that
shareholders accept the offer, once it is commenced. The consideration represents a 22.7% premium to
Monster’s closing stock price on August 8, 2016, the last trading day prior to today’s announcement and a
30.1% premium to the 90 day volume weighted average stock price. The purchase price implies an
enterprise value to LTM 6/30/2016 Adjusted EBITA multiple of 8.9x (excluding stock based
compensation) and 10.3x (including stock based compensation). The acquisition is structured as an allcash
tender offer for all outstanding issued common stock of Monster followed by a merger in which
remaining shares of Monster would be converted into the same U.S. dollar per share consideration as in
the tender offer. The transaction does not have a financing condition and is expected to be completed in
the fourth quarter of 2016, subject to regulatory approvals.

Financing and Approvals
Randstad intends to finance the acquisition through its existing credit facilities. The transaction is subject
to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the tender of the majority of the outstanding
Monster shares and the expiration or earlier termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino
Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and the approval of the European Commission (or the approval by
those national competition authorities in the European Union that have jurisdiction as a result of a referral
of the transaction under the EU Merger Regulation (Council Regulation 139/2004 of the European Union))
of the transaction pursuant to the EU Merger Regulation. Monster is expected to be delisted from the
NYSE and integrated into Randstad thereafter.

Randstad M&A Update
Randstad has used M&A to accelerate its strategy during the last nine months. Randstad’s balance sheet
is expected to remain solid after the closing of the recent string of acquisitions (Net Debt/EBITDA will
remain well below 1.5x, compared to its policy to remain below 2x). The cumulated impact of M&A,
announced during the last nine months, on Randstad's revenue will be ~ € 2 billion on an annualized
basis. The main focus for Randstad going forward with respect to acquired companies will be on
integration and implementation. As such Randstad will reduce the pace of M&A and it is expected to limit
this in the medium term to around € 100 million.

Wells Fargo Securities is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Randstad and Jones Day is serving as
legal counsel. Evercore Group L.L.C. is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Monster and Dechert
LLP is serving as legal counsel.

About Randstad
Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Their
services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services,
Professionals, Search & Selection, outplacement, and HR Solutions. Randstad Group is one of the
leading HR services providers in the world, with top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg,
Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain,
Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, as well as major positions in Australia and Japan. In 2015,
Randstad had approximately 29,750 corporate employees and around 4,473 branches and Inhouse
locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenue of € 19.2 billion in 2015. 
Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is
listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more
information, see www.randstad.com

About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW) is a global leader in connecting people to jobs, wherever they
are. For more than 20 years, Monster has helped people improve their lives with better jobs, and
employers find the best talent. Today, the company offers services in more than 40 countries, providing
some of the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent
management capabilities. Monster continues its pioneering work of transforming the recruiting industry
with advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, including our flagship
website Monster.com® and a vast array of products and services. For more information visit

Additional Information

This press release and the description contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not a

recommendation, an offer to buy, or the solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of Monster’s common
stock. The tender offer referenced in this press release has not commenced. Upon commencement of the
tender offer, Randstad North America, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Merlin Global Acquisition,
Inc. (“Merger Sub”), will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a Tender
Offer Statement on Schedule TO containing an offer to purchase (the “Offer to Purchase”), a form of letter
of transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal”) and other related documents and, thereafter, Monster will file
with the SEC a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D9 with respect to the tender
offer. Randstad, Merger Sub and Monster intend to mail documents to the shareholders of Monster.
Shareholders of Monster will be able to obtain a free copy of these documents (when they become
available) and other documents filed by Monster, Randstad or Merger Sub with the SEC at the website
maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, shareholders of Monster may obtain a free copy of
these documents (when they become available) by visiting the “Investors” section of Monster’s website at

The Offer to Purchase is not being made to holders of (nor will tenders be accepted from or on behalf of
holders of) shares of Monster’s common stock in any jurisdiction in which the making of the Offer or the
acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such
jurisdiction. In those jurisdictions where applicable laws or regulations require the Offer to Purchase to be
made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Offer to Purchase shall be deemed to be made on behalf of
Merger Sub by one or more registered brokers or dealers licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction to
be designated by Merger Sub or Randstad.

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements included in this press release contain forward-looking statements, which are generally
statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words
“expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “plans,” “will,” “outlook” and similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current plans, estimates, assumptions and
projections, speak only as of the date they are made and include without limitation statements regarding
the planned completion of the tender offer and the merger, statements regarding the anticipated filings
and approvals relating to the tender offer and the merger, statements regarding the expected completion
of the tender offer and the merger and statements regarding the ability of Merger Sub to complete the
tender offer and the merger considering the various closing conditions. Randstad and Monster undertake
no obligation to update any forward-looking statement in light of new information or future events, except
as otherwise required by law. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, most 
of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of either company, including the
following: (a) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the
termination of the merger agreement; (b) the inability to complete the transaction due to the failure to
satisfy conditions to the transaction; (c) the risk that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and
operations; (d) difficulties or unanticipated expenses in connection with integrating Monster into
Randstad; (e) the risk that the acquisition does not perform as planned; and (f) potential difficulties in
employee retention following the closing of the transaction. Actual results or outcomes may differ
materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of the impact of a number of
factors, many of which are discussed in more detail in the public reports of each company filed or to be
filed with the SEC or the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

For Randstad: Randstad Investors:
Arun Rambocus (Director Investor Relations)
+31 20 569 5940
+31 6206 18370 (Mobile + WhatsApp)

For Randstad Media:
Machteld Merens (Director Group Communications)
+31 20 569 1732

For Monster Investors:
Bob Jones
(212) 351-7032

For Monster Media:
Matt Anchin
(212) 351-7528