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Form 8-K for ACCENTURE PLC


30-Jan-2014

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


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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