Accenture (NYSE: ACN) joins the Paris 2012 Corporate Club, led by Arnaud Lagardère, to substantially boost Paris’ bid for the 2012 Olympic
and Paralympic Games.
Accenture France joins other major international French companies — including Accor, Airbus, Bouygues, Carrefour, Crédit Agricole, EDF, France
Télécom, Lagardère, RATP, Renault, Suez and VediorBis — that are committed to
supporting Paris in its bid to host the 2012 Olympics.
"Accenture’s corporate culture is based on the commitment of each team to its clients and a dedication to sharing its know-how and passion," said Benoît
Genuini, Accenture’s Managing Director for France. "Although a global company,
Accenture has a strong local presence in France, and helping Paris win the bid
for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games is certainly one of the greatest projects
that Accenture’s 3,800 men and women in France could be involved in".
Arnaud Largardère, Chairman of the Paris 2012 Corporate Club, said, "Since it was created, the Club has built a momentum that is attracting more
and more major supporters. Accenture, a global company, has just joined us, and
there will be others to come; this shows that Paris has a real chance of winning
and that more and more of us believe it".
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing
company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients
to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry
and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record,
Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients
improve their performance. With more than 100,000 people in 48 countries, the
company generated net revenues of US$13.67 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug.
31, 2004. Its home page is www.accenture.com