March 22, 2012

NEW YORK; March 22, 2012 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported strong financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012, ended Feb. 29, 2012, with net revenues of $6.8 billion, an increase of 12 percent in U.S. dollars and 13 percent in local currency over the same period last year and at the top end of the company’s guided range. Diluted earnings per share were $0.97, an increase of $0.22 over the same period last year, driven principally by higher revenue and operating income, as well as a lower effective tax rate in the quarter.

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