Fleishman‐Hillard named European Consultancy of the Year 2009

BRUSSELS, February 18, 2010 – For the first time, Fleishman‐Hillard International Communications has been named European Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report. The Report – which is the key source of news and intelligence for the public relations industry ‐ based its decision on the firm’s 2009 performance, citing growth in clients, capabilities, geographic footprint, staff and leadership as just a few of the factors that helped put the agency in first place. In discussing the firm’s European presence in his annual Agency Report Card, Paul Holmes, founder of The Holmes Report said, “In the five years this publication has been covering the EMEA region, no firm has improved its capabilities as dramatically as Fleishman‐Hillard.”

“I am immensely proud of this distinction,” said Dave Senay, Fleishman‐Hillard’s president and chief executive officer. “In the past five years, our firm has achieved outstanding growth in Europe, across every aspect of our business. We’ve won great blue chip multinational clients. We have increased our range of practices and capabilities and expanded our geographic footprint. We’ve hired and retained great talent and shown trusted, consistent and visionary leadership across the board.”

Caroline Wunnerlich, Managing Director of the Brussels office, a key hub of Fleishman Hillard’s European network says “we are delighted with this honour which is tremendously motivating for our team and our clients. Together with our clients we work hard to develop high quality, integrated and innovative solutions with a long‐term focus. I am proud of our team in Brussels, each and every one of whom have played a part in winning this award.”