Accenture Recognized on FORTUNE'S “100 Best Companies to Work For” List for Second Consecutive Year

NEW YORK; Jan. 21, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 2010 “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the second year in a row, ranking No. 84, up from No. 97 in 2009. The annual ranking, now in its 13th year, is a prestigious recognition of the best in workplace culture and talent initiatives.

“People are our greatest asset, and attracting, nurturing and developing the best talent remains a top priority,” said LaMae Allen deJongh, Managing Director, US Human Capital and Diversity, Accenture. “We are honored to be recognized once again as a leading employer of choice—particularly as we continue to actively recruit for a variety of skills in the United States and around the world.”

FORTUNE highlights several of Accenture’s leading initiatives, including the Smart Work program, designed to reduce non-critical business travel while maintaining high standards of client service, and more than 45 Telepresence locations that enable employees to hold virtual meetings with clients and colleagues around the world. Additionally, Accenture is featured as one of 22 companies with at least 500 active job openings. Among the many other programs and initiatives Accenture provides for employees are:

The FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, was compiled based on employee surveys, accounting for two-thirds of a company’s score, and a detailed employer response, accounting for one-third of a company’s score. In 2010, more than 81,000 employees from 353 companies responded to Fortune’s 57-question survey covering such topics as attitudes toward management, job satisfaction and camaraderie.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 176,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. 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. The company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009. Its home page is

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