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Watson Wyatt Mexico Acquires Soluciones Estrategicas de Remuneracion (SER)WASHINGTON, Aug 20, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Watson Wyatt
Mexico, S. A. de C.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Watson Wyatt & Company
Holdings (NYSE: WW), a leading human capital consulting firm, has acquired the
compensation consulting business of Soluciones Estrategicas de Remuneracion,
also known as SER, a leading local Mexican compensation and human resources
consulting firm, effective July 31, the firm announced today.
The acquisition bolsters Watson Wyatt's presence in Mexico with the addition of
12 professionals, whose clients include many of Mexico's largest local
corporations and multinational companies, in industries like automobile,
pharmaceutical, high technology, financial services and consumer products.
"This agreement is focused on building the most complete service offering
available in Mexico, as this group of compensation consultants, leaders in their
field for the last decade, is joining the most successful retirement and
benefits consulting team in Mexico," said Jorge Bou, Regional Manager for Watson
Wyatt in Latin America.
"We believe this agreement gives SER professional enrichment within the
philosophy, values and professional environment that our organization has been
looking for. On the other hand, the merger of our two organizations is already
translating into tangible benefits for our clients, mostly in the form of
services conceived and designed to successfully address actual client needs and
problems," said Claudia Alvarez, General Director of SER.
"We are very pleased that our clients will have the expertise and experience of
this highly respected group of Mexican compensation consultants available to
them. This acquisition, together with our current capabilities, makes our
service offering the most comprehensive in the country," said Segundo Tascon,
General Director of Watson Wyatt Mexico.
About Watson Wyatt
Watson Wyatt & Company, the primary subsidiary of Watson Wyatt & Company
Holdings (NYSE: WW), is an international human capital consulting firm that
provides services in the areas of employee benefits, human resources
technologies and human capital strategies. The firm is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and has more than 4,200 associates in 62 offices in the
Americas and Asia-Pacific. Together with Watson Wyatt LLP, a leading European-
based consulting partnership, the firm operates globally as Watson Wyatt
Worldwide. Watson Wyatt Worldwide has more than 6,200 associates in 87 offices
in 30 countries.
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