The shareholders attending the Adecco Group's AGM, which took place in Lausanne today, 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: Rolf Dörig (Chairman), Thomas O'Neill (Vice-Chairman), Jakob Baer, Andreas Jacobs, Francis Mer, David Prince, Wanda Rapaczynski and Judith A. Sprieser. The shareholders also approved the payment of a cash dividend of CHF 1.50 per share for the financial year 2008. Furthermore, shareholders approved the Group's Annual Report 2008, the re-election of Ernst & Young AG, Zurich, as Adecco S.A.'s statutory and Group auditors and all other agenda items.
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About the Adecco Group
The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world's leading provider of HR solutions. With over 31,000 FTE employees and 6,000 offices, in more than 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 500,000 colleagues with over 145,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, outsourcing, consulting and outplacement. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.
Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) with listings on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN) and on Euronext in France (ADE).