NEW YORK; Oct. 25, 2007 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved $3.0 billion of additional share repurchase authority.
Management intends to use the additional share repurchase authority primarily for the purchase, redemption and exchange of shares from current and former Accenture senior executives received in connection with the company’s transition to a corporate structure in 2001. The authority may also be used for purchases to be made under Accenture’s publicly announced open-market share purchase program.
At Aug. 31, 2007, Accenture’s total remaining share repurchase authority was approximately $1.65 billion.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With approximately 170,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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