Adecco Group appoints new Head of Investor Relations

Adecco Group appoints new Head of Investor Relations

Press Release

Adecco Group appoints new Head of Investor Relations

Zurich, Switzerland, April 22, 2013:   Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of Human Resources solutions, today announces the appointment of the Group’s new Head of Investor Relations, David Hancock.

David will take the lead of Adecco’s Investor Relations team at the beginning of June 2013 and will be responsible for communication to the financial markets, as well as for competitive analysis.  He will report to the Group’s Chief Financial Officer, Dominik de Daniel.

David joins the Adecco Group from Morgan Stanley, where he has been working for the past eleven years, most recently as Executive Director and Head of the European Business Services team. David holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, UK and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. David will be based at Adecco's global headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

Karin Selfors-Thomann, the current Head of Investor Relations, continues her career within the Adecco Group and will be joining the leadership team at Pontoon, Adecco’s Contingent Workforce Solutions (MSP), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Workforce consulting business. She will take on the role of SVP Head of Sales North America for MSP Solutions at Pontoon, and will be based in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

Adecco Corporate Investor Relations or +41 (0) 44 878 89 89

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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. as of the date of this release, and we assume no duty to update any such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking 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. Factors that could affect the Company’s forward-looking statements include, among other things: global GDP trends and the demand for temporary work; changes in regulation of temporary work; intense competition in the markets in which the Company operates; integration of acquired companies; changes in the Company’s ability to attract and retain qualified internal and external personnel or clients; the potential impact of disruptions related to IT; any adverse developments in existing commercial relationships, disputes or legal and tax proceedings.

About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With around 32,000 FTE employees and around 5,400 branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting close to 700,000 associates with over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).