This excerpt taken from the MAN 10-K filed Feb 23, 2005.
LETTER TO SHAREHOLDERS
We are confident that 2004 will be marked as a turning point year for Manpower. At the core, Manpower and its offerings today, and what we are creating for the future, will redefine the industry. This is a bold statement, but one that we at Manpower believe in, strive for, and have the discipline and execution to achieve. The best is yet to come.
I would like to thank the 27,000 talented, hard-working people of Manpower who deliver the best service in the industry, and make it all worthwhile through their exceptional dedication.
In addition, I would also like to thank our Board of Directors for all of their insight and support. We welcome Marc Bolland, executive board member of Heineken N.V., as our newest member of the board, joining in 2004.
And finally, I would like to thank our shareholders for their commitment to Manpower and their continued confidence that we are poised for even greater performance in the years to come.
Whats next? Well be ready.