Adecco Group appoints new Head of Investor Relations

Adecco Group appoints new Head of Investor Relations

Adecco Group appoints new Head of Investor Relations

Zurich, Switzerland, September 12, 2008:   Adecco SA ("Adecco"), the world leader in HR Services, announced today the appointment of the Group's new Head of Investor Relations, Karin Selfors-Thomann (33). 

Karin is responsible for communication to the financial markets as well as competitive analysis.  She reports to the Group's Chief Financial Officer, Dominik de Daniel. Karin holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and is a CFA Charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst). Before joining the Adecco Group, Karin was a senior equity sales at UBS covering Swiss and Benelux institutional investors.  Prior to this she held positions in corporate controlling at Credit Suisse.

Karin is a Swiss-Canadian citizen and is based at Adecco's global headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Nicole Burth Tschudi (36), the former Head of Investor Relations, continues her career within the Adecco Group and joins the management team of Adecco Germany.


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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 36,500 employees (FTEs) and over 6,700 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 (EURONEXT: ADE).