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 Accenture Reports Very Strong Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Fiscal 2015 Results
   Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:59:00 AM ET

-- For full fiscal year, revenues increase 3% in U.S. dollars and 11% in local currency, to $31.0 billion; EPS are $4.76, including a $0.06 non-cash pension settlement charge; excluding the charge, EPS increase 7%, to $4.82; free cash flow is $3.7 billion --

-- New bookings are $8.8 billion for fourth quarter and $34.4 billion for full year --

-- Company increases semi-annual cash dividend 8%, to $1.10 per share; Board of Directors approves $5 billion of additional share repurchase authority --

-- For fiscal year 2016, Accenture expects net revenue growth of 5% to 8% in local currency and EPS of $5.09 to $5.24 --

Accenture (ACN ) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2015.



For the fourth quarter, net revenues were $7.9 billion, an increase of 1 percent in U.S. dollars and 12 percent in local currency compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Diluted earnings per share were $1.15. Operating margin was 13.9 percent. Operating cash flow was $1.5 billion and free cash flow was $1.4 billion. New bookings were $8.8 billion.

For the full fiscal year, net revenues were $31.0 billion, an increase of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency compared with fiscal 2014. Diluted earnings per share were $4.76, including a non-cash pension settlement charge in the third quarter of $64 million, pre-tax, or $0.06 per share; excluding this charge, diluted earnings per share for fiscal 2015 were $4.82. Operating margin was 14.3 percent, including the pension settlement charge; excluding the charge, operating margin for the year was 14.5 percent, an expansion of 20 basis points. Operating cash flow was $4.1 billion and free cash flow was $3.7 billion. New bookings were $34.4 billion.

In addition, Accenture’s Board of Directors has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $1.10 per share, an increase of $0.08 per share, or 8 percent, over its previous semi-annual dividend, declared in March. The Board also approved $5 billion in additional share repurchase authority.

Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO, said, "We delivered excellent financial results for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year 2015. I am particularly pleased with our double-digit revenue growth in local currency for both the quarter and the year, which was broad-based across our business. For the full fiscal year, we gained substantial market share, delivered strong new bookings, earnings per share and free cash flow, and returned $3.8 billion in cash to our shareholders.

"The focused investments we are making in the high-growth areas of our business are clearly differentiating Accenture in the marketplace and contributing to our strong performance, especially in digital services. At the same time, we continue to manage our operations with discipline to further enhance our competitiveness. We are confident in our ability to continue building momentum and delivering value for our clients and shareholders."

Financial Review

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2015

Revenues before reimbursements ("net revenues") for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 were $7.89 billion, compared with $7.78 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, an increase of 1 percent in U.S. dollars and 12 percent in local currency and above the company’s guided range of $7.45 billion to $7.70 billion. The foreign-exchange impact for the quarter was approximately negative 10 percent, consistent with the assumption provided in the company’s third-quarter earnings release.

-- Consulting net revenues were $4.2 billion, an increase of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and 14 percent in local currency compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

-- Outsourcing net revenues were $3.7 billion, a decrease of 1 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 9 percent in local currency compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Diluted EPS for the fourth quarter were $1.15, compared with $1.08 for the fourth quarter last year. The $0.07 increase in EPS reflects:

-- $0.02 from higher revenue and operating results;

-- $0.05 from a lower effective tax rate; and

-- $0.02 from a lower share count; partially offset by

-- $0.02 from lower non-operating income.

Gross margin (gross profit as a percentage of net revenues) for the fourth quarter was 31.7 percent, compared with 31.7 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the fourth quarter were $1.41 billion, or 17.9 percent of net revenues, compared with $1.39 billion, or 17.9 percent of net revenues, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $1.09 billion, or 13.9 percent of net revenues, compared with $1.08 billion, or 13.9 percent of net revenues, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

The company’s effective tax rate for the fourth quarter was 27.1 percent, compared with 30.1 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Net income for the fourth quarter was $788 million, compared with $760 million for the same period of fiscal 2014, an increase of 4 percent.

Operating cash flow for the fourth quarter was $1.50 billion, and property and equipment additions were $148 million. Free cash flow, defined as operating cash flow net of property and equipment additions, was $1.36 billion. For the same period of fiscal 2014, operating cash flow was $1.65 billion, property and equipment additions were $101 million, and free cash flow was $1.55 billion.

Days services outstanding, or DSOs, were 37 days at Aug. 31, 2015, compared with 36 days at Aug. 31, 2014.

Accenture’s total cash balance at Aug. 31, 2015 was $4.4 billion, compared with $4.9 billion at Aug. 31, 2014.

Utilization for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was 90 percent, compared with 90 percent for the third quarter of fiscal 2015.

Attrition for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was 14 percent, compared with 15 percent for both the third quarter of fiscal 2015 and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

New Bookings

New bookings for the fourth quarter were $8.8 billion and reflect a negative 13 percent foreign-exchange impact compared with new bookings in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

-- Consulting new bookings were $4.1 billion, or 46 percent of total new bookings.

-- Outsourcing new bookings were $4.7 billion, or 54 percent of total new bookings.

Net Revenues by Operating Group

Net revenues by operating group for the fourth quarter were as follows:

-- Communications, Media & Technology: $1.64 billion, compared with $1.58 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, an increase of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and 16 percent in local currency.

-- Financial Services: $1.69 billion, compared with $1.67 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, an increase of 1 percent in U.S. dollars and 14 percent in local currency.

-- Health & Public Service: $1.39 billion, compared with $1.29 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, an increase of 7 percent in U.S. dollars and 13 percent in local currency.

-- Products: $1.93 billion, compared with $1.93 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, flat in U.S. dollars and an increase of 10 percent in local currency.

-- Resources: $1.23 billion, compared with $1.29 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, a decrease of 5 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 6 percent in local currency.

Net Revenues by Geographic Region

Net revenues by geographic region* for the fourth quarter were as follows:

-- North America: $3.72 billion, compared with $3.39 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, an increase of 10 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency.

-- Europe: $2.71 billion, compared with $2.82 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, a decrease of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 13 percent in local currency.

-- Growth Markets: $1.46 billion, compared with $1.57 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, a decrease of 7 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 11 percent in local currency. *Beginning in fiscal 2015, the company is reporting its geographic regions as follows: North America (the United States and Canada); Europe; and Growth Markets (Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and Turkey). Previously, the company’s three geographic regions were the Americas; EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa); and Asia Pacific.

Full Year Fiscal 2015

Net revenues for the full 2015 fiscal year were $31.0 billion, compared with $30.0 billion for fiscal 2014, an increase of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency. Net revenues for fiscal 2015 reflect a foreign-exchange impact of approximately negative 7.5 percent compared with fiscal 2014.

-- Consulting net revenues were $16.2 billion, an increase of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency compared with fiscal 2014.

-- Outsourcing net revenues were $14.8 billion, an increase of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency compared with fiscal 2014.

Diluted EPS for the full 2015 fiscal year were $4.76, compared with $4.52 for fiscal 2014. The pension settlement charge had a negative $0.06 impact on EPS for fiscal 2015. Excluding this charge, EPS for the year were $4.82, an increase of $0.30, or 7 percent, from fiscal 2014. The $0.30 increase in EPS on an adjusted basis reflects:

-- $0.22 from higher revenue and operating results;

-- $0.01 from a lower effective tax rate excluding the impact of the pension settlement charge; and

-- $0.09 from a lower share count; partially offset by

-- $0.02 from lower non-operating income.

Gross margin (gross profit as a percentage of net revenues) for fiscal 2015 was 31.6 percent, compared with 32.3 percent for fiscal 2014. Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the full fiscal year were $5.31 billion, or 17.1 percent of net revenues, compared with $5.40 billion, or 18.0 percent of net revenues, for fiscal 2014.

Operating income for the full fiscal year was $4.44 billion, or 14.3 percent of net revenues, compared with $4.30 billion, or 14.3 percent of net revenues, for fiscal 2014. Excluding the $64 million pension settlement charge, operating income for fiscal 2015 was $4.50 billion, or 14.5 percent of net revenues, a 20-basis-point expansion from fiscal 2014.

Accenture’s annual effective tax rate for fiscal 2015 was 25.8 percent, compared with 26.1 percent in fiscal 2014. Excluding the impact of the pension settlement charge, the effective tax rate for fiscal 2015 was 26.0 percent.

Net income for the full fiscal year was $3.27 billion, compared with $3.18 billion for fiscal 2014. Excluding the after-tax impact of the pension settlement charge, net income for fiscal 2015 was $3.31 billion.

For the full 2015 fiscal year, operating cash flow was $4.09 billion and property and equipment additions were $395 million. Free cash flow, defined as operating cash flow net of property and equipment additions, was $3.70 billion. For the prior fiscal year, ended Aug. 31, 2014, operating cash flow was $3.49 billion, property and equipment additions were $322 million, and free cash flow was $3.16 billion.

Utilization for the full 2015 fiscal year was 90 percent, compared with 88 percent for fiscal 2014. Attrition for the full 2015 fiscal year was 14 percent, compared with 13 percent for fiscal 2014.

New Bookings

New bookings for the full fiscal year were $34.36 billion, a decrease of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 3 percent in local currency over fiscal 2014.

-- Consulting new bookings were $16.71 billion, a decrease of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 5 percent in local currency compared with fiscal 2014. Consulting represented 49 percent of new bookings in fiscal 2015.

-- Outsourcing new bookings were $17.66 billion, a decrease of 6 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 2 percent in local currency compared with fiscal 2014. Outsourcing represented 51 percent of new bookings in fiscal 2015.

Net Revenues by Operating Group

Net revenues by operating group for the full fiscal year were as follows:

-- Communications, Media & Technology: $6.35 billion, compared with $5.92 billion for fiscal 2014, an increase of 7 percent in U.S. dollars and 16 percent in local currency.

-- Financial Services: $6.63 billion, compared with $6.51 billion for fiscal 2014, an increase of 2 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency.

-- Health & Public Service: $5.46 billion, compared with $5.02 billion for fiscal 2014, an increase of 9 percent in U.S. dollars and 12 percent in local currency.

-- Products: $7.60 billion, compared with $7.39 billion for fiscal 2014, an increase of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and 10 percent in local currency.

-- Resources: $4.99 billion, compared with $5.14 billion for fiscal 2014, a decrease of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 5 percent in local currency.

Net Revenues by Geographic Region

Net revenues by geographic region for the full fiscal year were as follows:

-- North America: $14.21 billion, compared with $12.80 billion for fiscal 2014, an increase of 11 percent in U.S. dollars and 12 percent in local currency.

-- Europe: $10.93 billion, compared with $11.25 billion for fiscal 2014, a decrease of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 10 percent in local currency.

-- Growth Markets: $5.91 billion, compared with $5.95 billion for fiscal 2014, a decrease of 1 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 11 percent in local currency.

Returning Cash to Shareholders

Accenture continues to return cash to shareholders through cash dividends and share repurchases. In fiscal 2015, the company returned $3.81 billion to shareholders, including $1.35 billion in cash dividends and $2.45 billion in share repurchases.

Dividend

Accenture plc has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $1.10 per share on Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares for shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 16, 2015, and Accenture Holdings plc will declare a semi-annual cash dividend of $1.10 per share on Accenture Holdings ordinary shares for shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 13, 2015. Both dividends are payable on Nov. 13, 2015. This represents an increase of $0.08 per share, or 8 percent, over the company’s previous semi-annual dividend, declared in March.

Share Repurchase Activity

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, Accenture repurchased or redeemed 6.6 million shares, including 5.3 million shares repurchased in the open market, for a total of $664 million. During the full fiscal year 2015, Accenture repurchased or redeemed 27.4 million shares, including 22.2 million shares repurchased in the open market, for a total of $2.45 billion. The Accenture Board of Directors has approved $5 billion in additional share repurchase authority, bringing Accenture’s total outstanding authority to approximately $7.6 billion.

At Aug. 31, 2015, Accenture had approximately 657 million total shares outstanding, including 627 million Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares and minority holdings of 30 million shares (Accenture Holdings plc ordinary shares and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc. exchangeable shares).

Business Outlook

First Quarter Fiscal 2016

Accenture expects net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 to be in the range of $7.70 billion to $7.95 billion, a growth rate of 6 percent to 9 percent in local currency. This range assumes a foreign-exchange impact of negative 8.5 percent compared with the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

Fiscal Year 2016

Accenture’s business outlook for the full 2016 fiscal year assumes a foreign-exchange impact of negative 4 percent compared with fiscal 2015.

For fiscal 2016, the company expects net revenue growth to be in the range of 5 percent to 8 percent in local currency. The company expects diluted EPS to be in the range of $5.09 to $5.24.

Accenture expects operating margin for the full fiscal year to be in the range of 14.6 percent to 14.8 percent, an expansion of 10 to 30 basis points from the adjusted operating margin of 14.5 percent in fiscal 2015.

For fiscal 2016, the company expects operating cash flow to be in the range of $4.1 billion to $4.4 billion; property and equipment additions to be $500 million; and free cash flow to be in the range of $3.6 billion to $3.9 billion.

The company expects its annual effective tax rate to be in the range of 25.0 percent to 26.0 percent.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Accenture will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. EDT today to discuss its fourth-quarter financial results. To participate, please dial +1 (800) 230-1059 [+1 (612) 234-9959 outside the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada] approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the call. The conference call will also be accessible live on the Investor Relations section of the Accenture Web site at www.accenture.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available online at www.accenture.com beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT today, Thursday, Sept. 24, and continuing until Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. A podcast of the conference call will be available online at www.accenture.com beginning approximately 24 hours after the call and continuing until Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The replay will also be available via telephone by dialing +1 (800) 475-6701 [+1 (320) 365-3844 outside the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada] and entering access code 366268 from 10:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 24 through Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 358,000 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$31.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2015. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This news release includes certain non-GAAP financial information as defined by Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation G. Pursuant to the requirements of this regulation, reconciliations of this non-GAAP financial information to Accenture’s financial statements as prepared under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are included in this press release. Financial results "in local currency" are calculated by restating current-period activity into U.S. dollars using the comparable prior-year period’s foreign-currency exchange rates. Accenture’s management believes providing investors with this information gives additional insights into Accenture’s results of operations. While Accenture’s management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures herein are useful in evaluating Accenture’s operations, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for the related financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "may," "will," "should," "likely," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "estimates," "positioned," "outlook" and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. These include, without limitation, risks that: the company’s results of operations could be adversely affected by volatile, negative or uncertain economic conditions and the effects of these conditions on the company’s clients’ businesses and levels of business activity; the company’s business depends on generating and maintaining ongoing, profitable client demand for the company’s services and solutions, and a significant reduction in such demand could materially affect the company’s results of operations; if the company is unable to keep its supply of skills and resources in balance with client demand around the world and attract and retain professionals with strong leadership skills, the company’s business, the utilization rate of the company’s professionals and the company’s results of operations may be materially adversely affected; the markets in which the company competes are highly competitive, and the company might not be able to compete effectively; the company could have liability or the company’s reputation could be damaged if the company fails to protect client and/or company data or information systems as obligated by law or contract or if the company’s information systems are breached; the company’s results of operations and ability to grow could be materially negatively affected if the company cannot adapt and expand its services and solutions in response to ongoing changes in technology and offerings by new entrants; the company’s results of operations could materially suffer if the company is not able to obtain sufficient pricing to enable it to meet its profitability expectations; if the company does not accurately anticipate the cost, risk and complexity of performing its work or if the third parties upon whom it relies do not meet their commitments, then the company’s contracts could have delivery inefficiencies and be less profitable than expected or unprofitable; the company’s results of operations could be materially adversely affected by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the company’s profitability could suffer if its cost-management strategies are unsuccessful, and the company may not be able to improve its profitability through improvements to cost-management to the degree it has done in the past; the company’s business could be materially adversely affected if the company incurs legal liability; the company’s work with government clients exposes the company to additional risks inherent in the government contracting environment; the company might not be successful at identifying, acquiring or integrating businesses or entering into joint ventures; the company’s Global Delivery Network is increasingly concentrated in India and the Philippines, which may expose it to operational risks; changes in the company’s level of taxes, as well as audits, investigations and tax proceedings, or changes in the company’s treatment as an Irish company, could have a material adverse effect on the company’s results of operations and financial condition; as a result of the company’s geographically diverse operations and its growth strategy to continue geographic expansion, the company is more susceptible to certain risks; adverse changes to the company’s relationships with key alliance partners or in the business of its key alliance partners could adversely affect the company’s results of operations; the company’s services or solutions could infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others or the company might lose its ability to utilize the intellectual property of others; if the company is unable to protect its intellectual property rights from unauthorized use or infringement by third parties, its business could be adversely affected; the company’s ability to attract and retain business and employees may depend on its reputation in the marketplace; many of the company’s contracts include payments that link some of its fees to the attainment of performance or business targets and/or require the company to meet specific service levels, which could increase the variability of the company’s revenues and impact its margins; if the company is unable to collect its receivables or unbilled services, the company’s results of operations, financial condition and cash flows could be adversely affected; if the company is unable to manage the organizational challenges associated with its size, the company might be unable to achieve its business objectives; the company’s share price and results of operations could fluctuate and be difficult to predict; the company’s results of operations and share price could be adversely affected if it is unable to maintain effective internal controls; any changes to the estimates and assumptions that the company makes in connection with the preparation of its consolidated financial statements could adversely affect its financial results; the company may be subject to criticism and negative publicity related to its incorporation in Ireland; as well as the risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed under the "Risk Factors" heading in Accenture plc’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this news release speak only as of the date they were made, and Accenture undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made in this news release or to conform such statements to actual results or changes in Accenture’s expectations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ACCENTURE PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     amounts)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Unaudited)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Three Months Ended August 31,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Year Ended August 31,
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                                                                                                                                                 2015                                                              % of Net                                                                2014                                                              % of Net                                                                                                      2015                                                              % of Net                                                                2014                                                              % of Net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Revenues                                                                                                                                                                                           Revenues                                                                                                                                                                                           Revenues                                                                                                                                                                                           Revenues
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REVENUES:
   Revenues before reimbursements                                                                                                         $      7,888,505                                                                                                                 100%                                                              $      7,777,340                                                                                                                 100%                                                              $     31,047,931                                                                                                                 100%                                                              $     30,002,394                                                                                                                 100%
   ("Net revenues")
   Reimbursements                                                                                                               476,006                                                                                                                                                      489,979                                                                                                                                                    1,866,493                                                                                                                                                    1,872,284  
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          Revenues                                                                                                                               8,364,511                                                                                                                                                                                          8,267,319                                                                                                                                                                                         32,914,424                                                                                                                                                                                         31,874,678
OPERATING EXPENSES:
   Cost of services:
      Cost of services before reimbursable expenses                                                                                              5,384,100                                                                                                                68.3%                                                                     5,308,720                                                                                                                68.3%                                                                    21,238,692                                                                                                                68.4%                                                                    20,317,928                                                                                                                67.7%
      Reimbursable expenses                                                                                                     476,006                                                                                                                                                      489,979                                                                                                                                                    1,866,493                                                                                                                                                    1,872,284  
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          Cost of services                                                                                                                       5,860,106                                                                                                                                                                                          5,798,699                                                                                                                                                                                         23,105,185                                                                                                                                                                                         22,190,212
   Sales and marketing                                                                                                                             924,114                                                                                                                11.7%                                                                       918,118                                                                                                                11.8%                                                                     3,505,045                                                                                                                11.3%                                                                     3,582,833                                                                                                                11.9%
   General and administrative costs                                                                                                                486,683                                                                                                                 6.2%                                                                       471,137                                                                                                                 6.1%                                                                     1,803,943                                                                                                                 5.8%                                                                     1,819,136                                                                                                                 6.1%
   Pension settlement charge                                                                                                                --                                           --                                                                   --                                           --                                                                           64,382                                                                                                                 0.2%                                                                --                                           --   
   Reorganization benefits, net                                                                                          --                        --                                                --                        --                                                --                        --                                                       (18,015 )                                                                                                             (0.1)%
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          Total operating expenses                                                                                            7,270,903                                                                                                                                                    7,187,954                                                                                                                                                   28,478,555                                                                                                                                                   27,574,166  
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OPERATING INCOME                                                                                                                                 1,093,608                                                                                                                13.9%                                                                     1,079,365                                                                                                                13.9%                                                                     4,435,869                                                                                                                14.3%                                                                     4,300,512                                                                                                                14.3%
Interest income                                                                                                                                      8,111                                                                                                                                                                                              8,141                                                                                                                                                                                             33,991                                                                                                                                                                                             30,370
Interest expense                                                                                                                                    (3,832 )                                                                                                                                                                                           (5,325 )                                                                                                                                                                                          (14,578 )                                                                                                                                                                                          (17,621 )
Other (expense) income, net                                                                                                     (16,426 )                                                                                                                                                                         5,877                                                                                                                                                      (44,752 )                                                                                                                                                                       (15,560 )
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INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES                                                                                                                       1,081,461                                                                                                                13.7%                                                                     1,088,058                                                                                                                14.0%                                                                     4,410,530                                                                                                                14.2%                                                                     4,297,701                                                                                                                14.3%
Provision for income taxes                                                                                                      293,336                                                                                                                                                      327,890                                                                                                                                                    1,136,741                                                                                                                                                    1,121,743  
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NET INCOME                                                                                                                                         788,125                                                                                                                10.0%                                                                       760,168                                                                                                                 9.8%                                                                     3,273,789                                                                                                                10.5%                                                                     3,175,958                                                                                                                10.6%
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in Accenture                                                                                   (40,953 )                                                                                                                                                                                          (43,637 )                                                                                                                                                                                         (178,925 )                                                                                                                                                                                         (187,107 )
Holdings plc and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc.
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests - other (1)                                                     (9,544 )                                                                                                                                                                       (15,515 )                                                                                                                                                                       (41,283 )                                                                                                                                                                       (47,353 )
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NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ACCENTURE PLC                                                                                                  $        737,628                                                                                              9.4%                                                              $        701,016                                                                                              9.0%                                                              $      3,053,581                                                                                              9.8%                                                              $      2,941,498                                                                                              9.8%
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CALCULATION OF EARNINGS PER SHARE:
Net income attributable to Accenture plc                                                                                                  $        737,628                                                                                                                                                                                   $        701,016                                                                                                                                                                                   $      3,053,581                                                                                                                                                                                   $      2,941,498
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in Accenture                                                                 40,953                                                                                                                                                       43,637                                                                                                                                                      178,925                                                                                                                                                      187,107  
Holdings plc and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc. (2)
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Net income for diluted earnings per share calculation                                                                                     $        778,581                                                                                                                                                                $        744,653                                                                                                                                                                $      3,232,506                                                                                                                                                                $      3,128,605  
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EARNINGS PER SHARE:
       -Basic                                                                                                                             $           1.18                                                                                                                                                                                   $           1.11                                                                                                                                                                                   $           4.87                                                                                                                                                                                   $           4.64
       -Diluted                                                                                                                           $           1.15                                                                                                                                                                                   $           1.08                                                                                                                                                                                   $           4.76                                                                                                                                                                                   $           4.52
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES:
       -Basic                                                                                                                                  624,715,181                                                                                                                                                                                        631,249,362                                                                                                                                                                                        626,799,586                                                                                                                                                                                        634,216,250
       -Diluted                                                                                                                                675,749,438                                                                                                                                                                                        688,345,020                                                                                                                                                                                        678,757,070                                                                                                                                                                                        692,389,966
Cash dividends per share                                                                                                                  $ --                                                                                                                                                                                   $ --                                                                                                                                                                                   $           2.04                                                                                                                                                                                   $           1.86
_______________
(1)     Comprised primarily of noncontrolling interest attributable to the
                                              noncontrolling shareholders of Avanade, Inc.
(2)                                           Diluted earnings per share assumes the redemption of all Accenture
                                              Holdings plc ordinary shares owned by holders of noncontrolling
                                              interests and the exchange of all Accenture Canada Holdings Inc.
                                              exchangeable shares for Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares on a
                                              one-for-one basis.
 
 
                                                                                                                         ACCENTURE PLC
                                                                                                                      SUMMARY OF REVENUES
                                                                                                                (In thousands of U.S. dollars)
                                                                                                                          (Unaudited)
                                                                                                                                                  Percent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Currency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Percent
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Decrease)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          dollars
                                                                                                                                                                                                      --------------
                                                                                                                  Three Months Ended August 31,
                                                                                -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                 2015                                                       2014
                                                                                --------------------------------------                     --------------------------------------                                                         --------------------
OPERATING GROUPS
   Communications, Media & Technology                                               $  1,638,072                                               $  1,579,324                                                 4%                                     16%
   Financial Services                                                                  1,690,696                                                  1,672,541                                                  1                                     14
   Health & Public Service                                                             1,390,552                                                  1,294,050                                                  7                                     13
   Products                                                                            1,931,567                                                  1,933,864                                           --                               10
   Resources                                                                           1,233,469                                                  1,293,631                                                 (5)                                     6
   Other                                                                                   4,149                                   3,930                              n/m                                    n/m
                                                                                -------------------------------------                      -------------------------------------
TOTAL Net Revenues                                                                     7,888,505                                                  7,777,340                                                 1%                                     12%
       Reimbursements                                                                    476,006                                 489,979                              (3)
                                                                                -------------------------------------                      -------------------------------------
       TOTAL REVENUES                                                               $  8,364,511                            $  8,267,319                              1%
                                                                                ===== ========== ====================                      ===== ========== ====================
GEOGRAPHY
   North America                                                                    $  3,715,006                                               $  3,387,352                                                 10%                                    11%
   Europe                                                                              2,711,716                                                  2,823,152                                                 (4)                                    13
   Growth Markets                                                                      1,461,783                               1,566,836                              (7)                                    11
                                                                                -------------------------------------                      -------------------------------------
TOTAL Net Revenues                                                                  $  7,888,505                            $  7,777,340                              1%                                     12%
                                                                                ===== ========== ====================                      ===== ========== ====================
TYPE OF WORK
   Consulting                                                                       $  4,159,936                                               $  4,016,623                                                 4%                                     14%
   Outsourcing                                                                         3,728,569                               3,760,717                              (1)                                     9
                                                                                -------------------------------------                      -------------------------------------
TOTAL Net Revenues                                                                  $  7,888,505                            $  7,777,340                              1%                                     12%
                                                                                ===== ========== ====================                      ===== ========== ====================
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Percent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Currency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Percent
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Decrease)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          dollars
                                                                                                                                                                                                      --------------
                                                                                                                      Year Ended August 31,
                                                                                -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                 2015                                                       2014
                                                                                --------------------------------------                     --------------------------------------                                                         --------------------
OPERATING GROUPS
   Communications, Media & Technology                                               $  6,349,372                                               $  5,923,821                                                 7%                                     16%
   Financial Services                                                                  6,634,771                                                  6,511,228                                                  2                                     11
   Health & Public Service                                                             5,462,550                                                  5,021,692                                                  9                                     12
   Products                                                                            7,596,051                                                  7,394,980                                                  3                                     10
   Resources                                                                           4,988,627                                                  5,135,309                                                 (3)                                     5
   Other                                                                                  16,560                                  15,364                              n/m                                    n/m
                                                                                -------------------------------------                      -------------------------------------
TOTAL Net Revenues                                                                    31,047,931                                                 30,002,394                                                 3%                                     11%
      Reimbursements                                                                   1,866,493                               1,872,284                        --
                                                                                -------------------------------------                      -------------------------------------
      TOTAL REVENUES                                                                $ 32,914,424                            $ 31,874,678                              3%
                                                                                ===== ========== ====================                      ===== ========== ====================
GEOGRAPHY
   North America                                                                    $ 14,209,387                                               $ 12,796,846                                                 11%                                    12%
   Europe                                                                             10,929,572                                                 11,254,953                                                 (3)                                    10
   Growth Markets                                                                      5,908,972                               5,950,595                              (1)                                    11
                                                                                -------------------------------------                      -------------------------------------
TOTAL Net Revenues                                                                  $ 31,047,931                            $ 30,002,394                              3%                                     11%
                                                                                ===== ========== ====================                      ===== ========== ====================
TYPE OF WORK
   Consulting                                                                       $ 16,203,915                                               $ 15,737,661                                                 3%                                     11%
   Outsourcing                                                                        14,844,016                              14,264,733                               4                                     11
                                                                                -------------------------------------                      -------------------------------------
TOTAL Net Revenues                                                                  $ 31,047,931                            $ 30,002,394                              3%                                     11%
                                                                                ===== ========== ====================                      ===== ========== ====================
_______________
n/m = not meaningful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ACCENTURE PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                            OPERATING INCOME BY OPERATING GROUP
                                                                                                                                                                                                              (In thousands of U.S. dollars)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Unaudited)
                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Operating Income as Reported (GAAP)                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Three Months Ended August 31,                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                             2015                                                                                            2014                                           
                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                           -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                      Operating          Operating                                                 Operating          Operating 
                                                                                                                                                                                          Income                                                                      Margin                                                                                          Income                                                                      Margin
                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------- -------------  --------------------                      -------------------- --------- --------------------                                           -------------------- -------------  --------------------                      -------------------- --------- --------------------
Communications, Media & Technology                                                                                                                                                       $   243,068                              15%                                                    $   212,026                              13%
Financial Services                                                                                                                                                                           287,791                                                                    17                                                                                               231,713                                                                    14
Health & Public Service                                                                                                                                                                      132,683                                                                    10                                                                                               140,645                                                                    11
Products                                                                                                                                                                                     265,631                                                                    14                                                                                               285,574                                                                    15
Resources                                                                                                                                                                 164,435                                                 13                                                                            209,407                                                 16
                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------- -----------------------------------                                                                                                                    -------------------- -----------------------------------
Total                                                                                                                                                                 $ 1,093,608                                                13.9%                                                                      $ 1,079,365                                                13.9%
                                                                                                                                                                 ==================== ==== ========= ====================                                                                                                                    ==================== ==== ========= ====================
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Operating Income as Reported (GAAP)                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Year Ended August 31,                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                             2015                                                                                            2014                                           
                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                           -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                      Operating          Operating                                                 Operating          Operating 
                                                                                                                                                                                          Income                                                                      Margin                                                                                          Income                                                                      Margin
                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------- -------------  --------------------                      -------------------- --------- --------------------                                           -------------------- -------------  --------------------                      -------------------- --------- --------------------
Communications, Media & Technology                                                                                                                                                       $   871,388                              14%                                                    $   770,166                              13%
Financial Services                                                                                                                                                                         1,079,397                                                                    16                                                                                               957,347                                                                    15
Health & Public Service                                                                                                                                                                      700,960                                                                    13                                                                                               678,663                                                                    14
Products                                                                                                                                                                                   1,082,351                                                                    14                                                                                               991,844                                                                    13
Resources                                                                                                                                                                 701,773                                                 14                                                                            902,492                                                 18
                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------- -----------------------------------                                                                                                                    -------------------- -----------------------------------
Total                                                                                                                                                                 $ 4,435,869                                                14.3%                                                                      $ 4,300,512                                                14.3%
                                                                                                                                                                 ==================== ==== ========= ====================                                                                                                                    ==================== ==== ========= ====================
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year Ended August 31,
                                                                             ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                    2015                                                                                                                        2014
                                                                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                     -------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                             Operating Income and Operating Margin                                                                                      Operating Income and
                                                                                                                                                                                              Excluding                                                                                                     Operating Margin as
                                                                                                                                                                                      Pension Settlement Charge                                                                                                  Reported
                                                                                                                                                                                             (Non-GAAP)                                                                                                           (GAAP)
                                                                                                                                      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                              --------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                           Operating                                               Pension                             Operating                Operating                                   Operating                Operating                                  Increase
                                                                                            Income                                               Settlement                                                Income                                      Margin                                      Income                                      Margin                                   (Decrease)
                                                                                            (GAAP)                                               Charge (1)
                                                                             ---------------------------------                        ------------------------------                        ---------------------------------                        ---------                      ---------------------------------                        ---------                      -------------------------------
Communications, Media & Technology                                              $   871,388                                              $ 12,547                                              $   883,935                                               14%                           $   770,166                                               13%                           $ 113,769
Financial Services                                                                1,079,397                                                13,460                                                1,092,857                                               16                                957,347                                               15                              135,510
Health & Public Service                                                             700,960                                                11,664                                                  712,624                                               13                                678,663                                               14                               33,961
Products                                                                          1,082,351                                                15,823                                                1,098,174                                               14                                991,844                                               13                              106,330
Resources                                                                           701,773                             10,888                               712,661                            14                                902,492                            18                             (189,831 )
                                                                             -----------------------------------                      --------------------------------                      -----------------------------------                                                     -----------------------------------                                                     ---------------------------------
Total                                                                           $ 4,435,869                           $ 64,382                           $ 4,500,251                           14.5%                          $ 4,300,512                           14.3%                          $ 199,739  
                                                                             ==== ========= ====================                      ==== ====== ====================                      ==== ========= ====================                                                     ==== ========= ====================                                                     ==== ======= ====================
 
                                                                                                                               RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE, AS
                                                                                                                                             REPORTED (GAAP), TO NET INCOME AND
                                                                                                                                                           DILUTED
                                                                                                                                         EARNINGS PER SHARE, AS ADJUSTED (NON-GAAP)
                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Year Ended August 31,
                                                                                                                -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                       2015                                                                                          2014
                                                                                                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                     --------------------------------------
                                                                                                                             As Reported                           Pension                            Adjusted                                                 As Reported
                                                                                                                               (GAAP)                                               Settlement                                             (Non-GAAP)                                                  (GAAP)
                                                                                                                                                                                    Charge (1)
                                                                                                                ---------------------------------                        -----------------------------                        ---------------------------------                        -----------------------------------
Income before incomes taxes                                                                                        $ 4,410,530                                             $ 64,382                                              $ 4,474,912                                                $ 4,297,701
Provision for income taxes                                                                                           1,136,741                            25,238                             1,161,979                               1,121,743  
                                                                                                                -----------------------------------                      -------------------------------                      -----------------------------------                      -------------------------------------
Net income                                                                                                         $ 3,273,789                          $ 39,144                           $ 3,312,933                             $ 3,175,958  
                                                                                                                ==== ========= ====================                      === ====== ====================                      ==== ========= ====================                      ====== ========= ====================
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Effective tax rate                                                                                                        25.8 %                                                                                                        26.0 %                                                     26.1 %
Diluted earnings per share                                                                                         $      4.76                                             $   0.06                                              $      4.82                                                $      4.52
_______________
(1)     Represents non-cash pension settlement charge related to lump sum
                                              cash payments from the company’s U.S. pension plan to former
                                              employees who elected to receive such payments. The payments
                                              settled the company’s pension obligations to those who
                                              participated.
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ACCENTURE PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (In thousands of U.S. dollars)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                            August 31, 2015                                                   August 31, 2014    
                                                                                                                                       ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Unaudited)
                                ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
   Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                                                                                                                 $                                                                               4,360,766                                                                                                                                 $                                                                               4,921,305
   Short-term investments                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2,448                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2,602
   Receivables from clients, net                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3,840,920                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3,859,567
   Unbilled services, net                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1,884,504                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1,803,767
   Other current assets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1,490,756                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1,317,201
                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Total current assets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 11,579,394                                                                                                                                                                                                                11,904,442
                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:
   Unbilled services, net                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       15,501                                                                                                                                                                                                                    28,039
   Investments                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  45,027                                                                                                                                                                                                                    66,783
   Property and equipment, net                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 801,884                                                                                                                                                                                                                   793,444
   Other non-current assets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5,824,252                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5,137,744
                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Total non-current assets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6,686,664                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6,026,010
                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   TOTAL ASSETS                                                                                                                                                                                                              $                                                                              18,266,058                                                                                                                                 $                                                                              17,930,452
                                                                                                                                       ======================================================================================= =======================================================================================                                           ======================================================================================= =======================================================================================
               LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
   Current portion of long-term debt and bank borrowings                                                                                                                                                                     $                                                                                   1,848                                                                                                                                 $                                                                                     330
   Accounts payable                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1,151,464                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1,064,228
   Deferred revenues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2,251,617                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2,348,034
   Accrued payroll and related benefits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3,687,468                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3,380,748
   Other accrued liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1,439,802                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1,364,739
                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Total current liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             8,532,199                                                                                                                                                                                                                 8,158,079
                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:
   Long-term debt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               25,587                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26,403
   Other non-current liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3,060,701                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3,460,633
                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Total non-current liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3,086,288                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3,487,036
                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTAL ACCENTURE PLC SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6,133,725                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5,732,035
NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       513,846                                                                                                                                                                                                                   553,302
                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6,647,571                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6,285,337
                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                                                                                                                                                        $                                                                              18,266,058                                                                                                                                 $                                                                              17,930,452
                                                                                                                                       ======================================================================================= =======================================================================================                                           ======================================================================================= =======================================================================================
 
 
                                                                                                                                                            ACCENTURE PLC
                                                                                                                                                 CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS STATEMENTS
                                                                                                                                                   (In thousands of U.S. dollars)
                                                                                                                                                             (Unaudited)
                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                   Three Months Ended                                                                                                    Year Ended August 31,
                                                                                                                                                       August 31,
                                                                                                           --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                            2015                                     2014                                                        2015                                    2014
                                                                                                           ---------------------------------------                     ---------------------------------------                     ---------------------------------------                     -------------------------------------
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
   Net income                                                                                                    $   788,125                                                 $   760,168                                                 $ 3,273,789                                               $ 3,175,958
      Depreciation, amortization and asset impairments                                                               173,763                                                     164,079                                                     645,923                                                   620,743
      Reorganization benefits, net                                                                            --                                              --                                              --                                                   (18,015 )
      Share-based compensation expense                                                                               148,638                                                     151,312                                                     680,329                                                   671,301
      Change in assets and liabilities/other, net                                                                    394,060                                  573,653                                 (507,904 )                                                (963,902 )
                                                                                                           --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
          Net cash provided by operating activities                                                                1,504,586                                1,649,212                                4,092,137                              3,486,085  
                                                                                                           --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
   Purchases of property and equipment                                                                              (148,037 )                                                  (101,457 )                                                  (395,017 )                                                (321,870 )
   Purchases of businesses and investments, net of cash acquired                                                    (349,502 )                                                   (64,847 )                                                  (791,704 )                                                (740,067 )
   Other investing, net                                                                                                3,050                                    1,431                                   16,337                                  5,526  
                                                                                                           --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
          Net cash used in investing activities                                                                     (494,489 )                                                  (164,873 )                                                (1,170,384 )                                              (1,056,411 )
                                                                                                           --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
   Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares                                                                          57,810                                                      70,729                                                     554,149                                                   558,497
   Purchases of shares                                                                                              (664,015 )                                                  (657,567 )                                                (2,452,989 )                                              (2,559,434 )
   Cash dividends paid                                                                                        --                                              --                                                  (1,353,471 )                                              (1,254,916 )
   Other financing, net                                                                                               (2,154 )                                                     1,997                                   50,015                                 90,437  
                                                                                                           --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
          Net cash used in financing activities                                                                     (608,359 )                                                  (584,841 )                                                (3,202,296 )                                              (3,165,416 )
   Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents                                                      (67,161 )                                                   (27,052 )                                                  (279,996 )                                                  25,162  
                                                                                                           --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS                                                                 334,577                                                     872,446                                                    (560,539 )                                                (710,580 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period                                                                     4,026,189                                4,048,859                                4,921,305                              5,631,885  
                                                                                                           --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      --------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period                                                                         $ 4,360,766                              $ 4,921,305                              $ 4,360,766                            $ 4,921,305  
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