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London/Dusseldorf, 24 August 2009 - Puma, Germany's leading multi-category sport lifestyle brand, has chosen StepStone, a global leader in talent management, to support its human capital strategy. This high-profile project, known as people@Puma, proves once again that StepStone can deliver real business improvement in the highly complex area of global talent management:

According to Dr. Wolf-Bertram von Bismarck, Director of Corporate Human Resources at Puma: “Our ‘people@puma’ project is a key component of our staff strategy. The solution allows us to accurately identify key talent within Puma and their career progression in the company. Similarly, the goals of employees regarding their personal development can be identified and managed. It brings us a true win-win situation where both the company and the employees benefit.”

“The decisive factors in Puma choosing our solution were its high level of integration and its substantial flexibility,” says Dr. Carsten Busch, Managing Director of StepStone Solutions Germany. “The solution impressed Puma as a complete package, with modules that cover the full range of strategic talent management processes. In addition, the availability of interfaces to SAP Payroll and the rapid implementation of a fully-featured system made us the clear favorites.”

About StepStone

StepStone helps businesses get increased performance from their people, helps them build and develop global talent pools, and helps people find new jobs that match their talents. Across the world thousands of organisations rely on StepStone every day to improve their business performance and talent development strategies while millions of people rely on StepStone to improve their careers. StepStone delivers world class technology and services for finding, recruiting, retaining, managing and developing talented people.

StepStone operates some of Europe’s largest talent networks, accurately matching employers with potential employees, and provides a complete suite of Human Capital Management software solutions. StepStone’s on-demand (SaaS) software and services enable organisations to implement efficient processes, including; attraction and hiring, post-hire talent management, performance management, compensation management, skills and competency management, career and succession planning, training and development management.

StepStone was founded in Norway in 1996 and listed on the Oslo Børs (Ticker@ STP.NO) in 2000 and the London Stock Exchange (LSE: STPS) in 2008.

At the end of June 2009 more than 1,600 organisations, including many of the world’s leading businesses, use StepStone software and services. It operates in 17 countries and employs around 800 people. StepStone’s global customers include Aviva, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Lufthansa, McDonald’s, Telefonica, ThyssenKrupp and Volkswagen.

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