Caldwell Partners Named Fastest Growing Search Firm in the Americas

-HSZ Media Puts Caldwell Partners in Top 10 of 2012 Rankings-

TORONTO – May 11, 2012 – Caldwell Partners International, Inc. (TSX: CWL), is the fastest growing search firm in the Americas, according to 2012 rankings compiled by HSZ Media. This year, Caldwell jumped into the top 10 of the annual rankings report, picking up the #9 position with a 44% increase in revenues since the year prior. It is the only Canadian company on HSZ Media’s list of top 25 search firms, and one of only two firms not headquartered in the U.S.

“This growth signals the primacy of the service we provide to clients – senior-level attention and exceptional access,” says Caldwell Partners chief executive officer John Wallace. “We are committed to helping clients find the best, game-changing talent – wherever it is.”

“With six offices opening in the U.S. over the past three years, and strategic alliances with partner firms in London and Hong Kong, we are creating a powerful but purposeful growth strategy that is tied directly to continually improving our service to clients.”

Caldwell Partners is one of the oldest and most trusted names in executive search in North America. Formed in Toronto in 1970, it was the first search firm in the Americas to become a public company.

With 33 partners in North America, the company’s size is a key value-add for clients, says Mr. Wallace. “Our size allows us maximum access to the talent market with minimal blocking restrictions,” he says.

“Clients tell us every day that our responsiveness and accountability sets us apart, as well as our insight into the talent needs across their organizations. We provide market and competitive intelligence that gives our clients a strategic perspective on their leadership strengths, gaps, and opportunities.”

About Caldwell Partners

Caldwell Partners is one of North America’s premier providers of executive search and has been for more than 40 years. As one of the region’s most trusted advisors in executive search, the firm has a sterling reputation built on successful searches for boards, chief and senior executives, and selected functional experts.

With offices and partners across North America, and a strategic presence in London and Hong Kong, the firm takes pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to its clients.

The Caldwell Partners’ Common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CWL). Please visit our website at for further information.

Contacts: Davia Temin and Suzanne Oaks Temin and Company +1 212 588 8788

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