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New members elected to Adecco's Board of Directors

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New members elected to Adecco's Board of Directors

Zurich, Switzerland, May 7, 2008 --- The shareholders attending the Adecco Group's annual general meeting, which took place in Lausanne yesterday on May 6, have confirmed the following members of Adecco's Board of Directors, who were available for re-election, for a further one-year term of office, ending at next year's annual general meeting: Jürgen Dormann (Chairman), Rolf Dörig (Vice-Chairman), Jakob Baer, Andreas Jacobs, Francis Mer, Thomas O'Neill and David Prince.
 
Wanda Rapaczynski and Judith A. Sprieser have been elected as new members of the Board, replacing Philippe Marcel and Peter V. Ueberroth, who did not stand for re-election.
 
Wanda Rapaczynski was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Polish media group Agora. Previously she held leading positions at Citibank. Today Wanda Rapaczynski serves as member of the board of trustees of the Central European University in Budapest. She is a member of the international advisory board of Yale University. Wanda Rapaczynski holds a Master's degree in management from Yale University and earned a PhD from the City University of New York in psychology.
 
Judith A. Sprieser was the Chief Executive Officer of the US technology software and services company Transora. Previously she held executive positions at Sara Lee Corporation. Judith A. Sprieser currently serves as a non-executive director of Allstate Insurance Company, USG Corporation, Reckitt Benckiser, Royal Ahold and Intercontinental Exchange. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University in Chicago, from which she earned a Master of Business Administration degree.
 
The annual general meeting has approved the Board of Directors' proposal to declare a dividend of CHF 1.50 per share. It equally approved the Group's annual report 2007 and re-elected Ernst & Young AG, Zurich, as Adecco S.A.'s statutory and Group auditors.
 
 
About Adecco

Adecco S.A. is a Fortune Global 500 company and the global leader in HR services. The Adecco Group network connects over 700,000 associates with clients each day through its network of over 37,000 employees (FTEs) and approximately 7,000 offices in over 60 countries and territories around the world. Registered in Switzerland, and managed by a multinational team with expertise in markets spanning the globe, the Adecco Group delivers an unparalleled range of flexible staffing and career resources to clients and associates.
 
Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange with trading on SWX Europe (SWX: ADEN) and the Euronext Paris of Euronext (EURONEXT: ADE).
 
 
 
 
Wanda Rapaczynski, new member of the Board of Directors of Adecco S.A.
Judith A. Sprieser, new member of the Board of Directors of Adecco S.A.
 

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