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ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL REPORTS FOURTH-QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS

ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL REPORTS FOURTH-QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS

Robert Half InternationalInc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) today reported revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2011, net income was $42.6 million or $.30 per share, on revenues of $973.5 million.  Net income for the prior year's fourth quarter was $24.8 million or $.17 per share, on revenues of $851.6 million.

For the year ended December 31, 2011, net income was $149.9 million or $1.04 per share, on revenues of $3.78 billion.  For the year ended December 31, 2010, net income was $66.1 million or $.44 per share, on revenues of $3.18 billion.

"Our specialized staffing divisions and Protiviti reported solid results in the fourth quarter.  This marks the sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit, year-over-year revenue growth for the company," said Harold M. Messmer, Jr., chairman and CEO of Robert Half International.  "Additionally, growth rates in net income and earnings per share have significantly exceeded revenue growth rates during this period.  This reflects the ongoing strong demand for skilled talent, particularly in the technology and accounting sectors."

Robert Half International management will conduct a conference call today at 5 p.m. EST.  The dial-in number is 877-814-0475 (1-706-643-9224 outside the United States).  The password to access the call is "Robert Half."  A taped recording of this call will be available for replay beginning at approximately 8 p.m. EST today and ending at 8 p.m. EST on February 26.  The dial-in number for the replay is 855-859-2056 (1-404-537-3406 outside the United States).  To access the replay, enter conference ID# 39930039.  The conference call also will be archived in audio format on the company's website at www.rhi.com.

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc., the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm, is a recognized leader in professional consulting and staffing services, and is the parent company of Protiviti&reg, a global consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts in risk, advisory and transaction services.  The company's specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps&reg, Robert Half&reg Finance & Accounting and Robert Half&reg Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance OfficeTeam&reg, for highly skilled temporary administrative support personnel Robert Half&reg Technology, for information technology professionals Robert Half&reg Legal, for legal personnel and The Creative Group&reg, for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals.

Robert Half International has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide.

Certain information contained in this press release may be deemed forward-looking statements regarding events and financial trends that may affect the company's future operating results or financial positions.  These statements may be identified by words such as "estimate", "forecast", "project", "plan", "intend", "believe", "expect", "anticipate", or variations or negatives thereof, or by similar or comparable words or phrases.  Forwardlooking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements.

These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the global financial and economic situation changes in levels of unemployment and other economic conditions in the United States or foreign countries where the company does business, or in particular regions or industries reduction in the supply of candidates for temporary employment or the company's ability to attract candidates the entry of new competitors into the marketplace or expansion by existing competitors the ability of the company to maintain existing client relationships and attract new clients in the context of changing economic or competitive conditions the impact of competitive pressures, including any change in the demand for the company's services, on the company's ability to maintain its margins the possibility of the company incurring liability for its activities, including the activities of its temporary employees, or for events impacting its temporary employees on clients' premises the possibility that adverse publicity could impact the company's ability to attract and retain clients and candidates the success of the company in attracting, training, and retaining qualified management personnel and other staff employees the company's ability to comply with governmental regulations affecting personnel services businesses in particular or employer/employee relationships in general whether there will be ongoing demand for Sarbanes-Oxley or other regulatory compliance services the company's reliance on short-term contracts for a significant percentage of its business litigation relating to prior or current transactions or activities, including litigation that may be disclosed from time to time in the company's SEC filings the ability of the company to manage its international operations and comply with foreign laws and regulations the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates the possibility that the additional costs the company will incur as a result of health care reform legislation may adversely affect the company's profit margins or the demand for the company's services the possibility that the company's computer and communications hardware and software systems could be damaged or their service interrupted and the possibility that the company may fail to maintain adequate financial and management controls and as a result suffer errors in its financial reporting.

Additionally, with respect to Protiviti, other risks and uncertainties include the fact that future success will depend on its ability to retain employees and attract clients there can be no assurance that there will be ongoing demand for Sarbanes-Oxley or other regulatory compliance services failure to produce projected revenues could adversely affect financial results and there is the possibility of involvement in litigation relating to prior or current transactions or activities.

Because long-term contracts are not a significant part of the company's business, future results cannot be reliably predicted by considering past trends or extrapolating past results.  The company undertakes no obligation to update information contained in this release.

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