Half Year Report 2012

Adecco Group –
Operating and financial review and prospects
in millions, except share and per share information

5. Forward-looking statements

Information in this Half Year Report 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 Half Year Report are based on information available to the Company as of August 8, 2012, and the Company assumes no duty to update any such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this Half Year Report are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from the Company’s 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 operates;
  • integration of acquired companies;
  • changes in the Company’s ability to attract and retain qualified internal and external personnel or clients;
  • the potential impact of disruptions related to IT; and
  • any adverse developments in existing commercial relationships, disputes or legal and tax proceedings.