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Adecco Add Power to Prost Grand Prix

Adecco, the world's leading staffing services company, will be official partner of the Prost Grand Prix Formula 1 team.

Chéserex, Suisse, Feb 28, 2001 

During the 2001 season, starting in Australia on March 4th, the Adecco logo will appear on the Prost Grand Prix cars, on the drivers overalls and on the team's uniforms.

Four times F1 World Champion and President of Prost Grand Prix, Alain Prost, said, "Securing the valuable support of a truly world class company such as Adecco is a further sign of the growing confidence of our partners in the potential of Prost Grand Prix. This season, our strong technical package and our prestigious partners give us a solid platform from which to start posing a real challenge to our competitors in the near future. This remains our goal."

Like Formula 1 Adecco is a global organization. It has the largest network of over 5,000 offices in 58 countries. Adecco's 30,000-plus internal colleagues worldwide place nearly 700,000 temporary associates at over 250,000 clients on an average workday. The Adecco group also encompasses many other Human Resources service companies supplying specialised services to many industries.

Explaining the value of the sponsorship Adecco CEO John Bowmer said: "This is a great move for us -we are the world's largest company in our field. We operate in a fast growing market and this partnership will build our brand awareness significantly. Moreover, we're supporting a team with a world class pedigree, strong teamwork and a clear vision of excellence - the values underpinning Adecco's success. Everyone at Prost Grand Prix is working towards accelerating improvements in performance and overtaking rivals - so it's a sponsorship with huge potential in an exciting sport."

decco SA is the world's largest staffing company - delivering an unparalleled range of Flexible Staffing and Human Resource services to corporate Clients and qualified Associates across 58 countries, through more than 30,000 colleagues working in over 5000 offices. Adecco is registered in Switzerland and is listed on the Swiss Exchange, NYSE and the Bourse de Paris. In 2000, it generated revenues of CHF 26.6 billion (up 44%), registering its fourth year of consecutive growth since the merger of Adia and Ecco networks in 1996. The Adecco brand network focuses on global industries in transition, including automotive, banking, electronics, logistics and telecommunications. Adecco is also positioned as a world-wide leader in each of the major professional staffing segments, delivering a broad range of staffing solutions, from temporary work to permanent placement, to consulting and managed services. aoc (Accountants on Call), Jonathan Wren for Finance Banking and Accountancy; Ajilon and Computer People for high end Information Technology, TAD and Roevin for Engineering and Technical. Lee Hecht Harrison delivers outplacement and career management services.

Prost Grand Prix is led by Formula One motor racing legend Alain Prost. With four world championships, 51 wins and 106 podium finishes, his record is unrivalled. Known as the "professor of the track", Prost has used his unrivalled experience to create the Prost Grand Prix team. Using the highly acclaimed AP04 engines, the team's cars will be piloted by accomplished driver Jean Alesi and relative newcomer Gaston Mazzacane.

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