April 19, 2010
Accenture Named Top Outsourcing Provider by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals®

IAOP’s Global Outsourcing 100® List ranks Accenture No. 1 for third consecutive year
NEW YORK; April 19, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked No. 1 on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ (IAOP®) Global Outsourcing 100 list, marking the third consecutive year that Accenture has topped this ranking of the world’s best outsourcing providers.
The Global Outsourcing 100 is designed to help companies compare and select service providers using an objective methodology.  Providers are ranked on quality following a rigorously judged application process that examines 18 criteria.  The final rankings are based on a weighted average of the judges’ scores on demonstrated competencies, size, growth, management capabilities and customer references.
"As the adoption of outsourcing accelerates around the globe, expanding the capabilities and commitment to excellence of outsourcing service providers is key." says Michael Corbett, Chairman, IAOP. "Identifying and recognizing the industry’s best is what IAOP’s Global Outsourcing 100 is all about and for Accenture to lead this list for three years running is an exceptional accomplishment."
 Mike Salvino, Accenture’s group chief executive–Business Process Outsourcing, said, “For the third consecutive year, Accenture is honored to be recognized by the IAOP as the best outsourcing provider in the world.  This ranking is a testament to the expertise and professionalism of the thousands of Accenture people around the world who are dedicated to delivering a broad range of outsourcing services to our clients – and to our clients who are realizing business improvement and true business value through outsourcing.”
Accenture provides application, infrastructure and business processing outsourcing services to more than 650 private- and public-sector clients across more than 30 industries. 
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 181,000 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$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 100,000 customer, advisor and provider members worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.iaop.org/
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