Surrey have signed Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for this season's Friends Life T20.
The batsman, who can also bowl occasional off-spin, was part of the Hampshire squad who won the competition last year.
Maxwell has also represented the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, as well as the Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash.
Surrey team director Chris Adams said: "Glenn is one of the most exciting T20 players in the world and we are looking forward to him joining our squad for this year's competition."
The 24-year-old is available for Surrey's first seven matches at present but further participation depends on whether he makes the Australia A squad, which is announced next month.