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The Adecco Group completes share capital reduction
The Adecco Group, the world’s leading talent advisory and solutions company, has cancelled 1,424,388 shares acquired until 27 July 2021 under the share buyback program. The new share capital comprises 168,426,561 registered shares.
July 11, 2018


Zurich, Switzerland, July 11, 2018: The Adecco Group, the world’s leading HR solutions partner, has cancelled 4,580,260 shares acquired under the share buyback programme completed in March 2018. The new share capital comprises 166,575,927 registered shares.

At the Annual General Meeting in April 2018, shareholders of Adecco Group AG approved the cancellation of 4,580,260 treasury shares acquired under the share buyback programme and the corresponding reduction of the Company’s share capital. As a result of the cancellation of shares, Adecco’s own shareholding fell below 3%.

The capital reduction was registered with the Commercial Register on July 4, 2018 and was published in the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce on July 9, 2018.

Following the cancellation of shares, the share capital of Adecco Group AG amounts to CHF 16,657,592.70, divided into 166,575,927 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each.

For further information please contact:

The Adecco Group Investor Relations or +41 (0) 44 878 88 88

The Adecco Group Press Office or +41 (0) 44 878 87 87


Twitter: @AdeccoGroup

Financial Agenda

  • Q2 2018 results             9 August 2018
  • Investor Day                  19 September 2018
  • Q3 2018 results             6 November 2018

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 Group AG 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 is the world’s leading HR solutions partner. We provide more than 700,000 people with permanent and flexible employment every day. With more than 34,000 employees in 60 countries, we transform the world of work one job at a time. Our colleagues serve more than 100,000 organisations with the talent, HR services and cutting-edge technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing global economy.  As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that meets social needs while driving business innovation. Our culture of inclusivity, fairness and teamwork empowers individuals and organisations, fuels economies, and builds better societies. These values resonate with our employees, who voted us number 2 on the Great Place to Work® - World’s Best Workplaces 2017 list.  We make the future work for everyone.

The Adecco Group is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Adecco Group AG is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN). The group is powered by nine lead brands: Adecco, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, Spring Professional, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pontoon, Adia, YOSS and General Assembly.