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March 13, 2003

Accenture Expands Global Delivery Center Network with New Facility in China

Dalian Center Extends Worldwide Capability to Deliver Technology and Outsourcing Solutions to Clients

DALIAN, China, March 13, 2003 –Accenture today announced an expansion of its global network of delivery centers with the opening of a facility in China, through which the company will deliver to clients a variety of technology services, including applications development and maintenance, systems integration, software reengineering and business process outsourcing.

Situated in Dalian, a city of 5.5 million people in northeastern China, the new facility will primarily serve companies operating or based in the Chinese and Japanese markets. The center is an integral component of Accenture’s global network of more than 40 delivery centers, which enables the company to bring together the right mix of people, skills and capabilities to quickly meet client needs virtually anywhere in the world.

"Accenture sees enormous opportunity in China," said Joe Forehand, Accenture chairman and CEO. "The launch of Accenture’s center in Dalian is an important step in our strategy to develop a competitively differentiated global sourcing approach that allows us to deploy professionals with knowledge, skills and experience wherever and whenever our clients need them."

The Dalian delivery center is staffed principally with software engineers who have expertise in UNIX, Microsoft, and packaged applications such as SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle, and Siebel. Professionals in the center will focus first on applications development and management, and will support client operations that require proficiency in Japanese, Chinese and English-language skills.

The new center further extends Accenture’s significant history in China. The company has maintained operations in China for over 10 years and employs more than 500 people in offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei - and now Dalian.

"Dalian’s well-developed communications infrastructure, stable commercial environment, and highly skilled technology workforce will allow Accenture to expand our ability to deliver a wider array of industry-leading services to clients, primarily in Asia-Pacific," said Chi-Wei Wang, the Accenture executive who oversees the Dalian center.

About Accenture
Accenture is the world’s leading management consulting and technology services company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them realize their visions and create tangible value. With deep industry expertise, broad global resources and proven experience in consulting and outsourcing, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills, alliances and technologies. With more than 75,000 people in 47 countries, the company generated net revenues of $11.6 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2002. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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