The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Adecco announce ex

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Adecco announce extension of IOC
Athlete Career Programme agreement Lausanne/Zurich, Switzerland, July 5, 2012:
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today underscored its firm
commitment to the IOC Athlete Career Programme IOC ACP by agreeing to an
eight-year extension of its cooperation agreement with the Adecco Group, the
world's leading provider of Human Resources solutions.

The deal, signed by IOC President Jacques Rogge and Adecco Group CEO Patrick
De Maeseneire at the IOC's headquarters in Lausanne, ensures that athletes
around the world will continue to receive a wide range of assistance aimed at
helping them transition smoothly into life after sport.

Adecco worked with the IOC to implement the ACP in 2005 and since then the
programme has provided career development and job placement services to more
than 10,000 Olympic athletes from over 100 countries. The programme is based
on providing athletes with three key tools: education, life skills and

"The extension is another example of how committed the Olympic Movement is to
athletes," said President Rogge. "Athletes are the heart of the Olympic Games
and the IOC strives to make sure they are well looked after, both during their
athletic careers and after. We are very happy our friends at Adecco will
continue to support the IOC Athlete Career Programme and help athletes make
the transition from competing on the field of play to competing in the labour

"The Athlete Career Programme is embedded in Adecco's core values team spirit,
entrepreneurship, customer focus and responsibility. Every day our 33,000
colleagues make sure that around 700,000 people have a good job to help them
develop their careers. Integrating athletes into the workforce is part of our
focus. Together with the IOC, we recognise athletes' transferable skills such
as passion, persistence and flexibility. We see it as our duty to ensure they
have a future after their sports careers. So far, we have supported 10,000
athletes around the globe. We are proud to provide HR services to the Olympic
Movement and to be a partner to elite athletes," said Adecco's CEO Patrick De

Also on hand for the signing were IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper,
IOC Sports Director Christophe Dubi, Adecco Head of Group Communications
Stephan Howeg, and Senior Vice President for the IOC ACP Patrick Glennon.

The IOC Athlete Career Programme is developed and delivered in over 30
countries by the Olympic Movement - including National Olympic Committees,
International Federations and National Federations - in cooperation with

Athletes at this summer's Olympic Games are encouraged to learn more about the
IOC ACP, which will have a strong presence within the Athletes' Village.

For further information please contact:

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

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About the International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), created in 1894, is a
non-governmental organisation with volunteer members who represent its work
around the world, and an administrative staff based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The vision of the IOC is to contribute to building a better world through
sport. In addition to ensuring the regular celebration of the Olympic Games,
the IOC also oversees a wide range of programmes and projects that aim to
educate youth through sport, promote Olympism in society and to lead and
support the Olympic Movement.

About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world's leading
provider of HR solutions. With more than 33,000 FTE employees and over 5,500
branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group
offers a wide variety of services, connecting around 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)

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