February 10, 2012

Australian Department of Defence Selects Accenture

for Human Resources Transformation Project

Management consulting and application services to enhance HR systems for defense force personnel and Australian public service employees

SYDNEY, Australia; Feb. 10, 2012 – The Australian Department of Defence has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a five-year contract as the Department’s Human Resources (HR) Applications Managed Service partner.

Accenture will provide strategic consulting, operations and process design, as well as application development, maintenance and support for the Department of Defence, including the development and integration of new applications across the Department’s human resources function.

The HR redesign and implementation program will enable the Department to integrate and manage modern payroll capabilities for defense force personnel and Australian public service employees, as well as manage recruitment, deployment, job postings and resource allocations.

“Accenture is proud to support the HR transformation for the Department of Defence by providing robust and flexible systems, processes and innovation that will assist the Department in realizing its cost savings goals under the Strategic Reform Program, as well as help to deliver modern HR capabilities to defense force personnel and public service employees,” said Matthew Gollings, senior executive, Accenture Defence & Public Safety, Australia.

The Department awarded Accenture the contract as a result of the company’s extensive global defence and private-sector credentials and its unique ability to deliver diverse projects with significant complexity. Accenture has previous experience in executing large-scale transformational programs for the Australian government.

The Australia contract is the latest in a series of wins for Accenture’s global defence business including the Norwegian Armed Forces, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency.

Learn more about Accenture’s Defence & Public Safety practice, Turning Insights into Outcomes.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 244,000 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$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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