Form 8-K





Washington, DC 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 3, 2011



Accenture plc

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Ireland   001-34448   98-0627530

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1 Grand Canal Square,

Grand Canal Harbour,

Dublin 2, Ireland

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (353) (1) 646-2000

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On February 3, 2011, Accenture plc (“Accenture”) held its 2011 annual general meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) as described in Accenture’s definitive Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting filed on December 20, 2010. 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:


     For      Against      Abstained      Broker

Acceptance, in a non-binding vote, of the financial statements for the fifteen month period ended August 31, 2010 as presented

     564,193,594         2,285,106         3,303,709         2,020   

Re-appointment of the following directors:


Charles H. Giancarlo

     499,685,044         4,933,957         962,181         64,203,247   

Dennis F. Hightower

     502,000,621         2,635,715         944,431         64,203,662   

Blythe J. McGarvie

     498,172,405         6,443,809         964,968         64,203,247   

Mark Moody-Stuart

     501,000,017         3,654,386         926,472         64,203,554   

Pierre Nanterme

     503,579,584         1,433,300         567,817         64,203,728   

Ratification, in a non-binding vote, of appointment of KPMG as independent auditors for the 2011 fiscal year and authorization, in a binding vote, of the Board, acting through the Audit Committee to determine KPMG’s remuneration

     566,297,130         3,050,610         436,689         0   

Approval, in a non-binding vote, of the compensation of the named executive officers

     454,162,405         48,745,199         2,620,818         64,256,007   

Authorization to hold the 2012 annual general meeting of shareholders of Accenture plc at a location outside of Ireland

     567,585,775         1,561,184         636,443         1,027   

Authorization of Accenture to make open-market purchases of Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares

     531,091,177         38,041,530         650,141         1,581   

Determination of the price range at which Accenture plc can re-issue shares that it acquires as treasury stock

     565,855,278         2,516,025         1,412,678         448   

Additionally, set forth below are the voting results on the following matter:


     One Year      Two Years      Three Years      Abstained      Broker

Recommendation, non-binding, of the frequency of shareholder vote on executive compensation

     367,275,173         5,080,498         131,416,310         1,798,856         64,213,592   

In light of the voting results with respect to the frequency of shareholder votes on executive compensation, Accenture’s Board of Directors has decided that Accenture will hold an annual advisory vote on the compensation of named executive officers until the next required vote on the frequency of shareholder votes on the compensation of executives. Accenture is required to hold votes on frequency every six years.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 4, 2011   ACCENTURE PLC

/s/ Julie S. Sweet

  Name:   Julie S. Sweet
  Title:   General Counsel, Secretary & Chief
    Compliance Officer