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Adecco appoints New Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer


Zurich, June 2008: Adecco, the world leader in human resource (HR) services today announced the appointment of Annalisa Gigante (42) as the new Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer as of September 1st, 2008. She will take on the open position in the Executive Committee and report directly to the Adecco Group Chief Executive Officer, Dieter Scheiff.

“I am pleased to welcome Annalisa Gigante, bringing an international career with broad experience in business development, marketing and industry insights to the Group needed to continue Adecco’s strategic focus.” said Adecco Group CEO Dieter Scheiff.

Annalisa Gigante started her professional career with Bain & Company in Italy. Between 1992 and 2000 she held various senior positions in marketing and strategy responsible for the EMEA region at the Monsanto International headquarter in Brussels. From 2000 to 2004 Annalisa was Director for Global Strategy and Business Development at Manpower before she decided to take a career break after the birth of her daughter. In 2006 Annalisa Gigante joined Royal DSM N.V., the Dutch Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company, as Vice President for Commercialization, Innovation and Product Launch.

Annalisa Gigante holds a MA from Cambridge University and an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milano. She is Board Member of the European Professional Women’s Network and Co- Author of “Women on Boards - Moving Mountains” (2007). Annalisa is married and has one child.

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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 competes; changes in the Company’s ability to attract and retain qualified temporary personnel; the resolution of the French anti-trust procedure and any adverse developments in existing commercial relationships, disputes or legal and tax proceedings.
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 of Euronext (EURONEXT: ADE).


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