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Adecco becomes Official International Sponsor of Davis Cup


Zurich, Switzerland, Adecco Group, the worldwide leader in Human Resource services, today announced that it has signed an agreement with the International Tennis Federation to become an Official International Sponsor of the Davis Cup.

This prestigious sporting event is the perfect platform for the Adecco Group to extend its engagement in tennis on a global scale and indeed marks the Groups’ return as a Davis Cup sponsor. The agreement, which begins this weekend at the Davis Cup Final between Serbia and France in Belgrade, runs until 2013 and also includes the Fed Cup. Adecco also becomes the Official HR Partner at both competitions.

Adecco Group CEO, Patrick De Maeseneire, commented on the decision to sponsor the Davis Cup: “We are proud to partner with the International Tennis Federation in what is the world’s largest international annual team competition in sport. By also acting as the Official HR Partner, we will be showcasing our top-class abilities in recruiting for large scale international sporting competition”.

“It is always good news when a top sponsor like Adecco chooses your competition. It is even better news when they decide to come back,” said ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti. “This shows a real vote of confidence for both Davis Cup and Fed Cup and reinforces the current strength of both competitions. We are delighted to welcome Adecco back. They are both friends and colleagues and we know, from experience, that they are a great fit for Davis Cup and Fed Cup.”

Adecco has a long-standing association with the sporting world. The company cooperates with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee on the Athlete Career Programme as well as sponsoring the 3-time US Open winner and world tennis champion, Kim Clijsters, in her comeback career.

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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 close to 32,000 FTE employees and more than 5,500 branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 700,000 associates 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) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).


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