Amprion Selects Accenture to Operate Procurement Function

  Amprion Selects Accenture to Operate Procurement Function

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DORTMUND, Germany -- November 23, 2012

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by Amprion Ltd., Germany’s largest
transmission system operator, to help optimize its procurement function and
improve its competitive positioning in a rapidly changing market. Terms of the
5-year outsourcing agreement were not disclosed.

Accenture will be responsible for managing the purchase of all goods and
services for Amprion, from negotiations with suppliers to the review and
settlement of invoices, in order to improve processes and lower total costs.
Accenture will also provide a procurement help desk capability.

Under the European Union's third common energy market directive and the German
energy act, Amprion and RWE are required to completely unbundle their
procurement processes, which until now were shared by the two companies. RWE
holds a 25.1% share in Amprion.

"Accenture looks forward to working with Amprion to further optimize its
procurement processes," said Andreas Wisser, a senior executive in Accenture’s
Utilities industry group. “This agreement should enable Amprion to focus more
on its core business: the upgrading and operation of its high voltage

Accenture will run and maintain the procurement function from Dortmund and its
Delivery Centers in Prague and Bratislava.

About Amprion Ltd.

Amprion Ltd. runs a network of transmission systems of 380,000 and 220,000
volt. The core task of the 900 members of staff is to ensure a secure
transmission of electricity at all times and in line with the market price.
With a length of 11,000 kilometers and 160 relay stations between Lower Saxony
and the borders to Switzerland and Austria, Amprion owns the longest high
voltage network in Germany. Due to its central position in Europe, Amprion’s
network is an important hub for electricity trading in Europe. Its home page

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with 257,000 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$27.9billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its
home page is


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