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Adecco Appoints Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Global Marketing Partnerships

Adecco Appoints Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Global Marketing Partnerships

Chéserex, Switzerland, 8 September 2005.  Adecco, the world's largest human resources solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Ian Grundy as the Group's new Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Global Marketing Partnerships. 
 
In his new role, Grundy (40) is responsible for Adecco's global public relations strategy, and its global marketing partnerships, including worldwide sponsorships and marketing alliances.
 
Ian brings 16 years' experience of global business management, including marketing & communications roles in the UK with ICC Information and Rock Kitchen Harris Public Relations, and in New Zealand with the Department of Conservation.
 
Ian joined the Adecco Group in 1993 as Sales and Marketing Manager for Adecco Hong Kong, and became Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Asia Pacific in 1997, based in Singapore.  In 2002, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and International Sales for Adecco USA.
 
Ian was educated in the UK, gaining a higher national diploma in business studies, (marketing).
 
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NOTES TO EDITORS
 
A portrait of Ian Grundy can be downloaded from the press office / photo library at www.adecco.com
 
About Adecco
 
Adecco S.A. is a Fortune Global 500 company and the global leader in HR services. The Adecco Group network connects up to 700,000 associates with business clients each day through its network of 30,000 employees and over 6,000 offices in 70 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 corporate clients and qualified associates.
 
The Adecco Group comprises three Divisions: Adecco Staffing, Ajilon Professional and LHH Career Services.  In Adecco Staffing, the Adecco network focuses on flexible staffing solutions for global industries, including automotive, banking, electronics, logistics, telecommunications and hospitality; Ajilon Professional offers an unrivalled range of specialised branded businesses; and LHH Career Services encompasses our portfolio of outplacement and coaching consultancy businesses.
 
Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange with trading on Virt-x (SWX/VIRT-X: ADEN), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ADO) and Euronext Paris - Premier Marché (EURONEXT: ADE).
 
 
Forward-looking statements
 
Information in this release may involve guidance, expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available to Adecco S.A. (the "Company") as of the date of this release, and we assume no duty to update any such forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect the Company's forward-looking statements include, among other things: the outcome of investigations by governmental agencies or stock exchanges; the assertion and resolution of US unemployment tax assessments; the pace of economic recovery in various regions and the demand for temporary staffing; the impact and result of any litigation (including US class action litigation); any adverse developments in existing commercial relationships, disputes or legal proceedings; volatility of the Company's stock price; intense competition in the markets in which the Company competes; and negative reactions from the Company's shareholders, creditors or vendors with respect to any of the foregoing matters.
 
The statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences. Please refer to the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 28, 2003, and other reports filed with or submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, for a further discussion of the factors and risks associated with our business.
 
Further information can be found at the Investor Relations page at www.adecco.com .
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
 
Adecco Press Office
Axel Schafmeister

Tel:     +41 1 878 88 32 / +41 1 878 8888

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