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Adecco has received the appeal decision on the French antitrust case
Adecco has received the appeal decision on the French antitrust case
January 26, 2010

Adecco has received the appeal decision on the French antitrust case

Zurich, Switzerland, January 26, 2010: Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of HR solutions, today received the decision of the Paris Court of Appeal on the antitrust proceedings involving Adecco and Adia France and its main competitors in France. The EUR 34 million fine, imposed on February 2, 2009,remains unchanged.

The Court rejected Adecco's appeal against the decision of the French Competition Council (Conseil de la Concurrence), which on February 2, 2009 had imposed a fine of EUR 34 million. Adecco and Adia France will not appeal this decision. As of December 31, 2008, Adecco has already recorded a provision for the total amount of the fine.


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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 28,000 FTE employees and more than 5,700 offices, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 500,000 colleagues with over 100,000 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).