Adecco comments on the statement from Michael Page International PLC

Zurich, Switzerland, August 5, 2008: Adecco's stated strategy is to expand its professional operations in the US, Europe and Asia as well as looking at specialized general staffing companies. Further to the announcement made this morning by Michael Page, Adecco confirms it has made a preliminary approach and these discussions are at an early stage. Adecco remains focussed on value-based management and considers acquisition targets with financial discipline. A further announcement will be made to the market if and when appropriate. Contacts: Adecco Corporate Press Office ; Tel. +41 (0) 44 878 87 87 Adecco Corporate Investor Relations ; Tel. +41 (0) 44 878 89 25