Pontoon, Specializing In Contingent Workforce Solutions, Recruitment Process Outsourcing And Workforce Consulting, Officially Launches January 9, 2013

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.,  Jan. 9, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Adecco Group, the worldwide
leader in HR services, announced the launch of  Pontoon, Adecco's unified global
contingent workforce management (CWS) and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
organization.   

Pontoon is the 2012 combination of Adecco Group's Beeline Managed Service
Provider (MSP) and Adecco Solutions business lines into an independent global
CWS and RPO organization, providing true workforce acquisition and management
solutions through both contingent and permanent industry expertise. Recognizing
the trend of increasing demand for workforce planning and talent management
across the globe, Adecco strategically combined forces of these two companies to
compete in the HR space.

Headquartered in  Jacksonville, Florida, Pontoon enters the market as one of the
largest worldwide MSPs, and ranked third on  HRO Today  magazine's 2012 RPO
Baker's Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey. Pontoon provides services in 74
countries and is the most diversified talent management provider in the industry
with the ability to quickly and effectively scale programs to a global platform
level.  

Pontoon's world-class leadership team will drive its mandate of vision guided by
innovation to deliver industry-leading solutions to our clients across the globe
and includes:

Global President:  Michael Wachholz

As Global President of Pontoon,  Michael Wachholz  has years of experience in
the recruitment and staffing industry, having previously served as COO of
Beeline, a contingent workforce solutions business unit of Adecco Group.  Prior
to joining Beeline, Mr. Wachholz was the CEO of a successful technology and
services company, and previously served as an investment banker and a
corporate/securities attorney.   

Global CFO:  Nicole Burth

Nicole Burth  joined Pontoon after serving as CFO of Adecco Solutions since 2010
and holding positions in the M&A, operations and investor relations departments
of Adecco Group.  Ms. Burth joined the Adecco Group in 2005 and previously
worked as an investment banker with a focus in the business service industry.  

RPO President:  Michael Beygelman

Michael Beygelman  has held a number of senior and executive management
positions throughout Adecco and will focus on driving strategy, operations, and
growth of Pontoon's global RPO practice. In addition, Mr. Beygelman served as
the Executive Director of the HR Outsourcing Association (HROA) and is an
influential HRO and HR technology thought leader.  

APAC President:  Neil Jones

Neil Jones  has more than 15 years of experience in the recruitment and staffing
industry with a focus on RPO and MSP solutions. Mr. Jones is responsible for
driving sales and operational delivery for Pontoon across  India,  China, 
Japan,  Singapore,  Hong Kong, Australasia and the broader Asia Region.

EMEA President:  Michel Stokvis

Michel Stokvis  joined Adecco Group in 2006 and was responsible for sales and
marketing in the Benelux region. Since 2010, Mr. Stokvis has been the president
and managing director in EMEA, responsible for sales and delivery of MSP and RPO
solutions.

"As we are defined by the company we keep, I am honored to be associated with
such quality individuals, and Pontoon is fortunate to have such experienced
leaders," said  Michael Wachholz, Global President, Pontoon.  "I am thrilled to
announce these positions and congratulate each member of our leadership team on
their appointment.  We look forward to delivering continued success to our
global customers."  

Pontoon is located on the web at  www.pontoonsolutions.com.

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 transitiĀ­on 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).

About Pontoon

Pontoon, with corporate headquarters in  Jacksonville, Florida,  United States 
is the global leader in workforce solutions. Pontoon specializes in Contingent
Workforce Solutions, Recruitment Process Outsourcing and Workforce Consulting.
Operating with nearly 650 colleagues worldwide, Pontoon currently delivers
talent management solutions in 74 countries for its 100-plus clients, a global
client base that is broader and deeper than the industry has experienced to
date. Pontoon is one of the largest worldwide MSPs, and has been named the #3
global enterprise provider of RPO services.

SOURCE  Adecco Group


Dan Davenport, VP Marketing, Pontoon, +1 732-895-3192,
daniel.davenport@pontoonsolutions.com
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