eLSG.SkyChefs Teams with Accenture to Support Industry eMarketplace for Airlines, Caterers and Suppliers

Kriftel/Dallas, April 27, 2001 – eLSG.SkyChefs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG, today announced they have selected Accenture to provide information technology support for their electronic business-to-business (B2B) portal. This Marketplace for in-flight services is being developed by eLSG.SkyChefs and several high-end technology companies to help manage catering, equipment management and procurement collaboration between airlines, caterers and service providers.

This is the third relationship announced by eLSG.SkyChefs in four months; others include a strategic alliance with Sabre and a partnership with i2 Technologies.

eLSG.SkyChefs will benefit from Accenture’s subject matter knowledge since they have been providing information technology services and software solution management services for the parent company LSG Sky Chefs for the past eight years in the United States. "The access to a highly skilled team from Accenture with deep supply chain technology skills and in-flight service industry knowledge make this relationship extremely important to our business strategy,” said Hal Michel, CEO of eLSG.SkyChefs.

Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will provide all application development and information technology services on an ongoing basis as well as program, project management and implementation services for eLSG.SkyChefs.

“We are pleased to continue our long working relationship with this organization and share the mutual goal of changing the way industry players buy and sell services.”, said Tom Tubergen, partner, Accenture. “We believe that eLSG.SkyChefs is well positioned to increase the speed, quality and consistency of products and services available to airlines, caterers and suppliers for the ultimate benefit of the airline passenger.”

About LSG Sky Chefs
LSG Sky Chefs today maintains over 200 flight kitchens all over the world and has a presence in all continents serving 260 international airlines. With a total output of 427 million meals per year, LSG Sky Chefs is the leading global airline caterer with a worldwide market share of around 34 percent.

Besides first to focus on airline catering, the Group is also active in complementary business areas in which the core capabilities of catering know-how, food processing, logistics and service produce synergies, such as home meal replacement products, restaurants at freeways and airports and event catering.

About Accenture
Accenture is the world’s leading provider of management and technology consulting services and solutions. More than 70,000 people in 46 countries deliver a wide range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries. Under its strategy, Accenture is building a network of businesses to meet the full range of client needs -- consulting, technology, outsourcing, alliances and venture capital. Accenture’s home page address is http://www.accenture.com.