June 05, 2013

Network Rail Selects Accenture to Identify and Implement New Technologies to Support Change Programs

Framework Agreement covers design, build and implementation of technology solutions

LONDON; June 5, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been awarded a framework agreement to help identify and implement new technology solutions for Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (Network Rail). Financial terms were not disclosed.

Network Rail runs, operates, maintains and invests in Britain’s rail network. Over the next 30 years passenger demand for rail will more than double and freight demand is expected to go up by 140 percent. Network Rail aims to provide a safe, reliable and efficient rail network. It is seeking to build the technology infrastructure that is innovative and able to evolve to meet future demands on the organisation.

The four-year framework agreement signed with Accenture includes identifying, designing, building and integrating IT solutions to support Network Rail’s planned change programs.

The business areas to be covered by the agreement include:

David Wilkinson, an executive in Accenture’s UK and Ireland Transportation Practice, said, “Technology will play an increasingly vital role in improving a rail network that every year provides 1.3 billion journeys and carries 100 million tonnes of freight. We are pleased to have been selected by Network Rail to help develop their technology to support a range of business improvement programs.”

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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