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Accenture Names Joel Unruch General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Succeeding Chad Jerdee

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Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has appointed Joel Unruch as general counsel,
secretary and chief compliance officer. He succeeds Chad Jerdee, who is
taking on a newly created role to lead Accenture’s global strategy and
programs focused on responsible business, corporate sustainability and
citizenship. These changes are effective September 1, 2019.

Unruch is currently senior managing director — deputy general counsel
and corporate secretary, with responsibility for Accenture’s corporate
governance activities, working closely with its board of directors. He
also leads the Legal organization’s activities related to global
acquisitions, dispositions and strategic minority investments, as well
as its ecosystem and alliances practice. Prior to joining Accenture in
May 2011, Unruch was corporate counsel at and previously an
associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. In his new role, Unruch will
have responsibility for leading the company’s Legal organization;
serving as principal counsel to senior leadership and the board of
directors; and managing the company’s legal, compliance and ethics
programs. He will join Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

“Joel brings to the role of general counsel, secretary and chief
compliance officer a proven track record of leadership across our legal
function, as well as broad business and legal experience,” said David
Rowland, interim chief executive officer. “He has served as a trusted
advisor to our board and key leaders across different parts of our
business and will be a great addition to our senior leadership team.

“At the same time, I am delighted that Chad is stepping into this new
role to drive even greater leadership for Accenture around responsible
business — a commitment that has always been fundamental to how we
operate and is increasingly important given the pace of technology
innovation. Chad’s 22 years with Accenture position him well for this
new role, and with his dedicated leadership, we will bring together our
many powerful initiatives to help Accenture and our clients drive
long-term sustainable growth — helping achieve our vision of innovating
to improve the way the world works and lives.”

Jerdee has served as Accenture’s general counsel and chief compliance
officer since 2015, with a focus on enabling Accenture to operate around
the globe while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

About Accenture

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functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network —
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clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
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