July 18, 2011

Accenture to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of IPO

by Ringing NYSE Closing Bell on July 19

NEW YORK; July 18, 2011— Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will commemorate the 10th anniversary of its Initial Public Offering and trading of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange by ringing The Closing Bell® at 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 19.

In recognition of this milestone, William D. Green, Accenture’s chairman, and Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chief executive officer, will preside over the ringing of The Closing Bell.

Accenture’s common shares were first listed on the NYSE on July 19, 2001 at a price of $14.50 per share. At market closing on Monday, July 18, 2011, Accenture’s share price was $59.98, representing a compounded annual growth rate of 15%.

“We are delighted to be commemorating our 10th anniversary as a public company at the New York Stock Exchange,” Nanterme said. “Since 2001, Accenture has grown on a truly global scale. We’ve tripled our workforce to more than 223,000 people, serving the world’s leading companies in more than 120 countries.”

“In June, we reported our third-quarter fiscal year 2011 results, posting our highest quarterly revenues and record quarterly EPS,” Nanterme said. “Our focus remains on driving sustainable and profitable growth through industry differentiation and technology leadership, and continuing to deliver superior value to our clients and shareholders.”

A live webcast of The Closing Bell (beginning at 3:59 p.m. EDT) will be available on the NYSE website at www.nyse.com.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 223,000 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$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com.


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