U.S. Army and Accenture Team for Recruiting Program

SAN ANTONIO, TX; Jan. 9, 2006 – The Army today signed Accenture (NYSE: ACN) as the Army’s newest partner in its Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. The Secretary of the Army, Dr. Francis J. Harvey, signed the formal partnership agreement with Accenture Chief Operating Officer Steve J. Rohleder in a special ceremony during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities here.

“We want to offer our soldiers every opportunity to achieve a lifetime of success, and working with partners like Accenture, who know the value of employing soldiers, gets us further toward that goal,” said Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, USAREC Commanding General.

PaYS is a strategic partnership program between the Army and a cross section of U.S. corporations and public sector agencies.

“We are proud to be enlisting in the U.S. Army’s PaYS program and to provide opportunities to qualified veterans who are transitioning into the private sector,” said Accenture COO Rohleder, who is responsible for managing Accenture’s global operations and is based in Austin, Texas. “We see our participation in PaYS as a natural extension of the professional relationship Accenture already has with the U.S. Army and we look forward to strengthening that relationship going forward.”

PaYS was developed to help the Army attract, train and deploy talented young people who want to not only serve their country, but also want to help secure their future success once their Army service is complete.

Under terms of the agreement between USAREC and Accenture, enlistees interested in gaining specific job training and qualifications will receive that training while in the U.S. Army. As part of the enlistment process, recruits sign a statement of understanding of intent to work for Accenture upon completion of their term of service. As they near the end of their enlistments, the soldiers will have the opportunity to interview with Accenture.

“Today more than 375,000 PaYS positions in 138 partner corporations and public sector agencies are available to qualified recruits,” Bostick said. “It’s a remarkable opportunity for our future soldiers and a testament to the benefits of the PaYS partnership program.”

Open Accenture positions, primarily for the company’s Government practice, are already listed in the PaYS database and are available to qualified applicants. For more information, interested applicants may visit their local recruiter or log on to www.armypays.com.

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 126,000 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 www.accenture.com.

About the U.S. Army Recruiting Command
The U.S. Army Recruiting Command, headquartered at Fort Knox, recruits quality men and women to serve in the Army and Army Reserve. Approximately 8,000 soldiers and civilian employees conduct recruiting operations throughout the States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and at U.S. facilities in Germany and Asia. http://armypays.com.


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