Accenture Announces Key Leadership Appointments

NEW YORK; Aug. 24, 2006 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced a number of appointments to its executive leadership team, effective Sept. 1, including new group chief executives for its Business Consulting and Outsourcing growth platforms and four of its five operating groups.

“As we begin our new fiscal year on Sept. 1, these appointments will help power Accenture’s growth and build on the success we’ve achieved over the past several years,” said William D. Green, Accenture’s chief executive officer. “When you combine the expertise and fresh perspective that the newest members of our executive leadership bring to the table with the deep experience of our current leadership team, Accenture is poised for even greater success in the years ahead.”

New leaders for two of the company’s three growth platforms, through which Accenture develops its knowledge capital; builds world-class skills and capabilities; and creates, acquires and manages key assets central to the development of solutions for clients, are:

The new leaders of four of the company’s five operating groups, which comprise 17 industry groups serving clients in more than 30 industries, are:

In addition, R. Timothy Breene will continue to lead the company’s Growth & Strategy and Corporate Development functions, continuing on Accenture’s executive leadership team under the new title of Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer. Mr. Breene, 57, most recently served in the dual capacity of Strategy & Corporate Development Officer and Group Chief Executive—Business Consulting. He previously served Accenture as Managing Partner—Global Service Lines and Managing Partner—Strategic Services. Mr. Breene joined Accenture in 1995.

“These new assignments will further strengthen our organization and, in turn, our ability to help clients achieve even higher performance,” said Mr. Green. “As we expand the breadth and depth of our business by further penetrating or entering new geographies, acquiring new businesses and new skills, and adding to our reputation as innovators in professional services, we look to our executive leadership to help us seize upon new opportunities and strengthen our capabilities.”

Earlier this week, the company announced that Pamela J. Craig, senior vice president–Finance, will become chief financial officer, effective Oct. 31, 2006. She will succeed Michael G. McGrath, who will remain chief financial officer until Oct. 31, 2006 when he will assume the role of International Chairman.

As International Chairmen, Mr. McGrath and Mr. Visconti will take on newly defined and expanded roles with Accenture in which they will represent the company at the highest level to clients, governments and the public across the globe. As part of the company’s executive leadership team, they will work closely with CEO William Green and the company’s leaders on an agenda that includes direct enhancement of shareholder value and providing the highest levels of quality and satisfaction for Accenture clients.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With more than 133,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$15.55 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2005. Its home page is

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