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Manpower Reports 3rd Quarter 2006 Results

PRNewswire-FirstCall
MILWAUKEE
Oct 17, 2006

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) today reported that earnings per diluted share for the three months ended September 30, 2006 increased 33 percent to $1.16 from 87 cents in the prior year period. Net income in the quarter increased to $100.6 million from $76.3 million a year earlier. Revenues for the third quarter totaled $4.6 billion, an increase of 12 percent from the year-earlier period.

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Results for the third quarter were positively affected by relatively stronger foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. Foreign currency exchange rates had a positive impact of 4 cents for the quarter. On a constant currency basis, earnings per diluted share increased 29 percent on a 9 percent improvement in revenues.

Jeffrey A. Joerres, Manpower Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The Manpower team is hitting full stride when it comes to executing. Our European operations minus France improved operating unit profit in U.S. dollars by 54 percent; the U.S. improved operating unit profit by 27 percent, while France improved in U.S. dollars by 22 percent. We are leveraging our growth which is evident by our revenue growth in U.S. dollars of 12 percent, resulting in net income growth in U.S. dollars of 32 percent.

"Revenue continues to be stable throughout many of the major geographies. Our European operations, minus France, led the way with a revenue increase in constant currency of 14% over third quarter of 2005. Fast growing countries include the Netherlands, Nordics, Italy, China, India and all of Eastern Europe.

"We are anticipating the fourth quarter of 2006 diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $1.14 to $1.18, which includes an estimated positive currency impact of 4 cents," Joerres stated.

Earnings per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 were $2.65 compared to $1.88 per diluted share in 2005. Net income was $233.6 million compared to $171.0 million the prior year. Revenues for the nine- month period were $13.0 billion, an increase of 9 percent from the prior year. Foreign currency exchange rates had a negative impact of 2 cents for the nine- month period.

Included in the 2006 nine-month period was a 27 cents per diluted share gain on the sale of a payroll processing business in Sweden, and a 16 cents per diluted share charge related to reorganization and a global cost reduction initiative.

In conjunction with its third quarter earnings release, Manpower will broadcast its conference call live over the Internet on October 17, 2006 at 7:30 a.m. CDT (8:30 a.m. EDT). Interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast by logging on to http://investor.manpower.com/ .

Supplemental financial information referenced in the conference call can be found at http://investor.manpower.com/ .

About Manpower Inc.

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is a world leader in the employment services industry; creating and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. The $16 billion company offers employers a range of services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; outplacement; outsourcing and consulting. Manpower's worldwide network of 4,400 offices in 72 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, including small and medium size enterprises in all industry sectors, as well as the world's largest multinational corporations. The focus of Manpower's work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across their total workforce, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Manpower Inc. operates under five brands: Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management. More information on Manpower Inc. is available at http://www.manpower.com/ .

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains statements, including earning projections, that are forward-looking in nature and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties regarding the Company's expected future results. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those described or contemplated in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements can be found in the Company's reports filed with the SEC, including the information under the heading 'Risk Factors' in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, which information is incorporated herein by reference.

                                Manpower Inc.
                            Results of Operations
                     (In millions, except per share data)

                                            Three Months Ended September 30
                                                               % Variance
                                                             Amount Constant
                                            2006     2005  Reported Currency
                                                     (Unaudited)

  Revenues from services (a)              $4,644.8 $4,144.8   12.1%   8.8%

  Cost of services                         3,800.6  3,388.2   12.2%

    Gross profit                             844.2    756.6   11.6%   8.6%

  Selling and administrative expenses        675.3    624.6    8.1%   5.3%

    Operating profit                         168.9    132.0   28.0%  23.9%

  Interest and other expenses                 10.6     11.9  -10.5%

    Earnings before income taxes             158.3    120.1   31.8%

  Provision for income taxes                  57.7     43.8   31.8%

    Net earnings                            $100.6    $76.3   31.8%  27.3%



  Net earnings per share - basic             $1.18    $0.88   34.1%

  Net earnings per share - diluted           $1.16    $0.87   33.3%  28.7%


  Weighted average shares - basic             85.3     87.0   -2.0%

  Weighted average shares - diluted           86.7     88.2   -1.8%


  (a)  Revenues from services include fees received from our franchise
       offices of $9.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006
       and 2005. These fees are primarily based on revenues generated by the
       franchise offices, which were $392.3 million and $396.6 million for
       the three months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively.



                                Manpower Inc.
                            Operating Unit Results
                                (In millions)


                                          Three Months Ended September 30
                                                               % Variance
                                                            Amount  Constant
                                           2006      2005  Reported Currency
                                                    (Unaudited)
  Revenues from Services: (a)
    United States (b)                      $542.1    $531.5    2.0%    2.0%
    France                                1,654.0   1,479.3   11.8%    7.0%
    EMEA                                  1,668.0   1,400.8   19.1%   13.9%
    Jefferson Wells                          93.9     103.9   -9.6%   -9.6%
    Right Management                         91.4      96.0   -4.8%   -7.0%
    Other Operations                        595.4     533.3   11.6%   13.4%
                                         $4,644.8  $4,144.8   12.1%    8.8%

  Operating Unit Profit: (a)
    United States                           $28.6     $22.6   26.7%   26.7%
    France                                   62.0      50.6   22.4%   17.1%
    EMEA                                     71.0      46.2   53.8%   47.3%
    Jefferson Wells                          10.0      11.5  -13.7%  -13.7%
    Right Management                          1.8       2.1  -12.0%  -16.8%
    Other Operations                         16.7      16.6    0.8%    3.2%
                                            190.1     149.6
  Corporate expenses                         17.9      14.3
  Amortization of intangible assets           3.3       3.3
      Operating profit                      168.9     132.0   28.0%   23.9%
  Interest and other expenses (c)            10.6      11.9
      Earnings before income taxes         $158.3    $120.1


  (a)  Certain Eastern European countries previously reported in France are
       now reported in EMEA due to a change in management structure.  All
       previously reported results for France and EMEA have been restated to
       conform to the current presentation.

  (b)  In the United States, revenues from services include fees received
       from the related franchise offices of $6.6 million and $6.7 million
       for the three months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
       These fees are primarily based on revenues generated by the franchise
       offices, which were $285.9 million and $310.7 million for the three
       months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively.

  (c) The components of interest and other expenses were:

          Interest expense                  $14.4     $12.5
          Interest income                    (4.4)     (2.0)
          Foreign exchange losses
           (gains)                            0.3      (0.2)
          Miscellaneous expenses, net         0.3       1.6
                                            $10.6     $11.9


                                Manpower Inc.
                            Results of Operations
                     (In millions, except per share data)

                                           Nine Months Ended September 30
                                                                % Variance
                                                            Amount  Constant
                                         2006       2005  Reported  Currency
                                                    (Unaudited)
  Revenues from services (a)           $13,014.7  $11,957.2   8.8%  10.0%

  Cost of services                      10,636.7    9,779.4   8.8%

    Gross profit                         2,378.0    2,177.8   9.2%  10.3%

  Selling and administrative expenses    2,010.3    1,873.6   7.3%   8.6%

    Operating profit                       367.7      304.2  20.9%  21.1%

  Interest and other expenses                6.8       34.9    N/A

    Earnings before income taxes           360.9      269.3  34.0%

  Provision for income taxes               127.3       98.3  29.6%

    Net earnings                          $233.6     $171.0  36.6%  37.2%



  Net earnings per share - basic           $2.70      $1.93  39.9%

  Net earnings per share - diluted         $2.65      $1.88  41.0%  42.0%


  Weighted average shares - basic           86.5       88.4  -2.2%

  Weighted average shares - diluted         88.0       91.7  -4.0%


  (a)  Revenues from services include fees received from our franchise
       offices of $26.4 million and $26.7 million for the nine months ended
       September 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively.  These fees are primarily
       based on revenues generated by the franchise offices, which were
       $1,143.8 million and $1,122.1 million for the nine months
       ended September 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively.



                                Manpower Inc.
                            Operating Unit Results
                                (In millions)

                                           Nine Months Ended September 30
                                                               % Variance
                                                             Amount Constant
                                         2006       2005   Reported Currency
                                                   (Unaudited)
  Revenues from Services: (a)
    United States (b)                   $1,587.0   $1,514.1    4.8%    4.8%
    France                               4,430.1    4,114.3    7.7%    8.6%
    EMEA                                 4,691.0    4,173.8   12.4%   13.8%
    Jefferson Wells                        288.2      290.1   -0.6%   -0.6%
    Right Management                       291.3      308.5   -5.6%   -5.1%
    Other Operations                     1,727.1    1,556.4   11.0%   13.9%
                                       $13,014.7  $11,957.2    8.8%   10.0%

  Operating Unit Profit: (a)
    United States                          $60.6      $45.5   33.3%   33.3%
    France                                 142.1      121.0   17.4%   17.2%
    EMEA                                   145.1       98.2   47.7%   46.6%
    Jefferson Wells                         25.7       28.9  -11.2%  -11.2%
    Right Management                        17.2       21.2  -18.8%  -20.3%
    Other Operations                        49.4       42.3   17.1%   22.1%
                                           440.1      357.1
  Corporate expenses                        62.6       43.1
  Amortization of intangible assets          9.8        9.8
      Operating profit                     367.7      304.2   20.9%   21.1%
  Interest and other expenses (c)            6.8       34.9
      Earnings before income taxes        $360.9     $269.3


  (a)  Certain Eastern European countries previously reported in France are
       now reported in EMEA due to a change in management structure.  All
       previously reported results for France and EMEA have been restated to
       conform to the current presentation.

  (b)  In the United States, revenues from services include fees received
       from the related franchise offices of $17.9 million and
       $18.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 and
       2005, respectively.  These fees are primarily based on revenues
       generated by the franchise offices, which were $860.1 million
       and $885.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 and
       2005, respectively.

  (c)  The components of interest and other (income) expenses were:

          Interest expense                 $39.1      $34.8
          Interest income                  (11.5)      (6.4)
          Foreign exchange losses            2.5         -
          Miscellaneous (income)
           expense, net                    (23.3)       6.5
                                            $6.8      $34.9



                                Manpower Inc.
                         Consolidated Balance Sheets
                                (In millions)

                                                Sep. 30           Dec. 31
                                                  2006              2005
                                                       (Unaudited)
  ASSETS
  Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents                     $484.5            $454.9
    Accounts receivable, net                     3,772.1           3,208.2
    Prepaid expenses and other assets              104.4             107.5
    Future income tax benefits                      95.5              71.1
        Total current assets                     4,456.5           3,841.7

  Other assets:
    Goodwill and other intangible assets, net    1,279.9           1,256.5
    Other assets                                   308.5             273.8
        Total other assets                       1,588.4           1,530.3

  Property and equipment:
    Land, buildings, leasehold
     improvements and equipment                    686.0             642.4
    Less:  accumulated depreciation and
     amortization                                  491.4             446.0
      Net property and equipment                   194.6             196.4
                                                $6,239.5          $5,568.4

  LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
  Current liabilities:
    Accounts payable                              $883.6            $685.4
    Employee compensation payable                  175.3             150.6
    Accrued liabilities                            598.0             435.4
    Accrued payroll taxes and insurance            629.6             607.2
    Value added taxes payable                      524.4             441.9
    Short-term borrowings and current
     maturities of long-term debt                   28.4             260.0
        Total current liabilities                2,839.3           2,580.5

  Other liabilities:
    Long-term debt                                 759.9             475.0
    Other long-term liabilities                    399.6             366.3
        Total other liabilities                  1,159.5             841.3

  Shareholders' equity:
    Common stock                                     1.0               1.0
    Capital in excess of par value               2,397.8           2,346.7
    Retained earnings                              479.8             269.9
    Accumulated other comprehensive
     income (loss)                                  47.8             (11.0)
    Treasury stock, at cost                       (685.7)           (460.0)
        Total shareholders' equity               2,240.7           2,146.6
          Total liabilities and
           shareholders' equity                 $6,239.5          $5,568.4



                                Manpower Inc.
                    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                                (In millions)

                                                     Nine Months Ended
                                                        September 30
                                                   2006              2005
                                                        (Unaudited)
  Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
    Net earnings                                  $233.6            $171.0
    Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to
     net cash provided by operating activities:
        Depreciation and amortization               65.8              67.7
        Amortization of discount on
         convertible debentures                       -                1.9
        Deferred income taxes                      (27.6)            (10.2)
        Provision for doubtful accounts             18.6              16.9
        Stock based compensation                    15.9               1.2
        Excess tax benefit on exercise
         of stock options                           (1.6)               -
        Other non-operating gains                  (29.3)               -
        Changes in operating assets and
         liabilities excluding the impact of
         acquisitions:
            Accounts receivable                   (396.2)           (307.1)
            Other assets                            22.7             (30.2)
            Other liabilities                      329.6             263.8
              Cash provided by operating
               activities                          231.5             175.0

  Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
    Capital expenditures                           (47.3)            (55.9)
    Acquisitions of businesses, net of
     cash acquired                                  (7.8)             (3.5)
    Proceeds from sale of business                  29.6                -
    Proceeds from sale of an equity interest         8.8                -
    Proceeds from the sale of property
     and equipment                                   3.6               4.5
              Cash used by investing activities    (13.1)            (54.9)

  Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
    Net (repayments) borrowings of short-term
     facilities and long-term debt                  (0.6)            181.0
    Cash paid to settle convertible debentures        -             (206.6)
    Proceeds from settlement of swap agreements       -               50.7
    Proceeds from stock option and purchase plans   45.2              17.7
    Excess tax benefit on exercise of
     stock options                                   1.6                -
    Repurchases of common stock                   (235.9)           (203.5)
    Dividends paid                                 (23.7)            (17.6)
              Cash used by financing activities   (213.4)           (178.3)

  Effect of exchange rate changes on cash           24.6             (41.9)
  Change in cash and cash equivalents               29.6            (100.1)

  Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   454.9             531.8
  Cash and cash equivalents, end of period        $484.5            $431.7

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: linda.granrose@na.manpower.com

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SOURCE: Manpower Inc.

CONTACT: Mike Van Handel of Manpower Inc., +1-414-906-6305,
michael.vanhandel@manpower.com

Web site: http://www.manpower.com/
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