Adecco shareholders approve dividend of CHF 1.10 per share

April 19, 2011
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Adecco shareholders approve dividend of CHF 1.10 per share

Zurich, Switzerland, April 19, 2011: At today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Adecco Group, shareholders elected all Board members who stood for re-election and Mr. Didier Lamouche as a new Board member. The Board of Director’s dividend proposal of CHF 1.10 per share and all other agenda items were also approved.

The shareholders attending the Adecco Group’s AGM, which took place in Lausanne today, confirmed the following members of Adecco’s Board of Directors, who were available for re-election, for a further term of one year: Rolf Dörig (Chairman), Thomas O’Neill (Vice-Chairman), Jakob Baer, Alexander Gut, Andreas Jacobs, David Prince and Wanda Rapaczynski.


The shareholders elected Didier Lamouche as a new member of the Board of Directors. Board members Francis Mer and Judith A. Sprieser did not stand for re-election.


Shareholders voted in favour of the Board of Directors’ proposal to pay a cash dividend of CHF 1.10 per share for the financial year 2010. The total amount of the dividend distribution for 2010 will be paid out of the capital contribution reserve, and is therefore expected to be exempt from Swiss withholding tax. The dividend payment to shareholders is planned on May 3, 2011. Furthermore, shareholders approved the Group’s Annual Report 2010 and the re-election of Ernst & Young Ltd, Zurich as Adecco S.A.’s statutory and Group auditors as well as all other agenda items.