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EU Commission approved DIS AG takeover
EU Commission approved DIS AG takeover
March 6, 2006

EU Commission approved DIS AG takeover

Chéserex, Switzerland- March 6, 2006: The Adecco Group, the worldwide leader in Human Resource services, announced today that the EU commission approved the takeover of DIS AG.

On February 6, 2006, Adecco published the offer document regarding the voluntary public offer to the shareholders of DIS Deutscher Industrie Service AG to acquire their shares in DIS AG. The acceptance period ends on March 8, 2006. The Offer is subject to approval by the EU Commission.

The EU Commission approved the takeover without any conditions and obligations pursuant to the European Merger Control Regulation on March 3, 2006. The regulatory condition of the offer is herewith fulfilled.

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 business clients each day through its network of over 33,000 employees and 6,600 offices in over 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.

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH001213860) 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).


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