Cisco Honors Accenture with 2012 Supplier of the Year Award

  Cisco Honors Accenture with 2012 Supplier of the Year Award

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 17, 2013

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) was awarded top honors as 2012 Supplier of the Year at
Cisco’s (NASDAQ: CSCO) 3^rd Annual Global Procurement Services conference.

The Supplier of the Year Award is presented to the supplier that has
demonstrated excellence in understanding Cisco’s culture, strategy, and
procurement governance and operating model. Accenture was recognized for
exceeding Cisco’s performance expectations in areas including development and
implementation of cost-saving programs.

”Cisco celebrates the shared successes of its global value chain with
strategic suppliers and service providers,” said Rob Falivene, vice president
and chief procurement officer of Cisco. “Over the past year, Accenture has
been highly committed to helping Cisco accelerate its transformation efforts
by implementing efficiency, cost reduction and revenue growth projects.”

“Accenture is extremely proud to have been singled out by Cisco with its
Supplier of the Year Award,” said Anthony Scolini, senior managing director
and client account lead, Accenture. “This award reflects how well the two
companies have collaborated to achieve tangible business outcomes.”

At Cisco’s annual event, 70 suppliers received nominations in recognition of
their contributions to Cisco’s success during Fiscal Year 2012 for the
following award categories: Partnership, Quality, Innovation and Supplier of
the Year.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended
Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is


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