October 21, 2008

CDI Corp. Provides Update on United Kingdom Office of Fair Trading Investigation

PHILADELPHIA, Oct 21, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced today that the U.K. Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") issued a draft Statement of Objections in which the OFT proposes to make a finding that the company's AndersElite ("Anders") subsidiary violated the U.K. Competition Act of 1998.

As previously disclosed, the OFT has been investigating alleged anti- competitive behavior by Anders and a number of its competitors in the U.K. construction recruitment industry. CDI is in the process of reviewing the draft Statement of Objections and has until January 9, 2009 to respond to the OFT regarding its contents. Although the draft Statement of Objections does not propose a specific fine, based on the preliminary findings the company continues to believe that a fine will be imposed and that the amount of such fine could be material. Anders continues to cooperate with the OFT in the investigation under the OFT's corporate leniency program.

Company Information

Headquartered in Philadelphia, CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) is a leading provider of engineering & information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing. Its operating units include CDI Engineering Solutions, CDI IT Solutions, CDI AndersElite Limited, and Management Recruiters International, Inc. Visit CDI at www.cdicorp.com.

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