March 31, 2014

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Awards Accenture Second Contract to Recruit Foreign Companies for Tokyo’s Special Zone

TOKYO; April 1, 2014 – The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a second, one-year contract, through March 2015, to continue attracting foreign companies to locate their regional headquarters or research and development (R&D) centers in Tokyo’s Special Zone for Asian Headquarters.

Accenture exceeded its original FY13 objective of recruiting 10 foreign firms, which represent a diverse range of industries, including environmental, medical, entertainment as well as information, communications and technology (ICT) companies. The TMG has a goal of attracting 50 regional headquarters or R&D centers to the Special Zone by the end of 2016.

The “Special Zone” includes areas designated by the national government that are designed to increase foreign investment by offering companies that locate there preferential tax treatment, a more deregulated business environment as well as fiscal and financial assistance. The zone includes areas located around the Shinjuku, Shibuya, Shinagawa and Tamachi stations, Central Tokyo and the waterfront, as well as the area around the Haneda airport.

Accenture will continue its outreach to new, prospective company targets to further enhance Tokyo’s international competitiveness by marketing the city’s attractiveness for foreign investment.

“We are honored to continue working on a program that is critically important, not only to Tokyo, but to Japan’s global competitive positioning as well,” said Hiroshi Goto, who leads Accenture’s Health & Public Service business in Japan. We will do our best to recruit foreign companies, based on the experience and knowledge we’ve gained during the first year of this project.”

Companies that locate in the Special Zone are eligible for the following benefits:

Learn more about the Tokyo’s Special Zone for Asian Headquarters and the companies headquartered there.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 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$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is

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Ken Kanda
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