Accenture Names Lisa Mascolo U.S. Country Managing Director

25-year Accenture veteran to oversee company’s U.S. operations

NEW YORK; Aug. 18, 2008 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has named Lisa Mascolo U.S. country managing director, effective Sept. 1.

As U.S. country managing director, Ms. Mascolo, 48, will have primary responsibility for Accenture’s business and operations in the United States, including developing and executing the business strategy and ensuring the company’s growth within the country. She will also have overall responsibility for the more than 33,000 Accenture employees in the United States, from recruiting and compensation to employee satisfaction. She succeeds Ed Fikse, who will be retiring from Accenture on Aug. 31.

Ms. Mascolo is currently group chief executive of Accenture’s Public Service operating group, with overall responsibility for Accenture’s services to public-service organizations in the defense, education, public health, human services, immigration, justice and public safety, revenue and postal sectors globally.

“A 25-year Accenture veteran, Lisa brings to her new role the perfect combination of operational experience, client focus and passion for our people,” said William D. Green, Accenture’s chairman & CEO. “She has demonstrated an ability to bring the best of Accenture’s capabilities to our clients, and I look forward to her continued contributions to Accenture’s success as she leads our business in the critical U.S. market.”

Prior to being appointed group chief executive–Public Service in August 2006, Ms. Mascolo was managing director of Accenture’s USA Government operating unit, with responsibility for Accenture’s Federal and State & Local business, which included more than 4,000 Accenture professionals, $1.5 billion in annual revenues and 100 client organizations. Before holding that position, Ms. Mascolo was managing partner of Accenture’s US Federal Government business, with responsibility for Accenture’s business with U.S. Federal, civilian and defense agencies and the United States Postal Service.

In 2005 Ms. Mascolo was named one of the 25 most influential women in Washington in the Washington Business Journal’s 2005 "Women Who Mean Business" issue. She is currently president of the Accenture Foundation, Inc. and also serves on the steering committee of Accenture Development Partnerships.

Ms. Mascolo joined Accenture in 1982 and became a partner in 1996. She has a bachelor of science degree in systems planning and management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 180,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007. Its home page is

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