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ACCENTURE PLC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

January 30, 2014

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders. On January 30, 2014 , Accenture plc ("Accenture") held its 2014 annual general meeting of shareholders. A quorum was present at the meeting as required by Accenture's Articles of Association. The immediately following chart sets forth the number of votes cast for and against, and the number of abstention votes and broker non-votes, with respect to each matter voted upon by the shareholders: Broker For Against Abstained Non-Votes 1. To accept, in a non-binding vote, 484,958,782 142,037 3,431,286 27,795,961 the Company's Irish financial statements for the twelve-month period ended August 31, 2013 , as presented 2. Re-appointment of the following directors: Jaime Ardila 485,362,210 1,191,594 1,978,301 27,795,961 Charles H. Giancarlo 485,498,729 1,113,429 1,919,947 27,795,961 William L. Kimsey 484,102,527 2,441,868 1,987,710 27,795,961 Blythe J. McGarvie 482,965,635 3,590,249 1,976,221 27,795,961 Mark Moody-Stuart 482,729,965 3,852,942 1,949,198 27,795,961 Pierre Nanterme 474,446,574 10,648,085 3,437,446 27,795,961 Gilles C. PÉlisson 483,662,016 2,861,726 2,008,363 27,795,961 Wulf von Schimmelmann 428,617,200 57,679,316 2,235,589 27,795,961 3. To ratify, in a non-binding vote, 512,152,176 2,358,544 1,817,346 0 the appointment of KPMG as independent registered public accounting firm of Accenture plc for a term expiring at our annual general meeting of shareholders in 2015 and to authorize, in a binding vote, the Board of Directors, acting through the Audit Committee, to determine KPMG's remuneration 4. To approve, in a non-binding vote, 470,560,646 15,048,629 2,922,830 27,795,961 the compensation of our named executive officers 5. To grant the Board the authority to 483,849,603 2,484,100 2,198,402 27,795,961 issue shares under Irish law 6. To grant the Board the authority to 484,025,132 1,852,559 2,654,414 27,795,961 opt-out of statutory pre-emption rights under Irish law 7. To approve a capital reduction and 485,562,710 549,068 2,420,327 27,795,961 creation of distributable reserves under Irish law 8. To authorize holding the 2015 annual 486,114,789 383,818 2,033,498 27,795,961 general meeting of shareholders of Accenture plc at a location outside of Ireland as required under Irish law 9. To authorize Accenture to make 478,325,242 7,215,944 2,990,919 27,795,961 open-market purchases of Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares under Irish law 10. To determine the price range at 477,594,998 7,560,816 3,376,291 27,795,961 which Accenture plc can re-issue shares that it acquires as treasury stock under Irish law --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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