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12 September 2006

Aeroflot Contracts With Accenture To Examine Information Technologies Of The Company

JSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have announced successful completion of examining of Aeroflot' organizational structure, information technologies and information systems management processes.

The main task here was to set the IT development strategy of Aeroflot in compliance with the general corporate strategy having made an accent on development of information systems, infrastructure and IT management of the company. This project was carried out to complete the results of previous examination of IT structures of the company performed in 2003. The examination has estimated the effectiveness of main IT management processes in Aeroflot, functional and system requirements; evaluation of results achieved by the company since 2003; examination has resulted in figuring out of recommendations regarding business oriented information systems, IT services and IT related investments which are expected to make positive impact on the future development of the company.

The examination has demonstrated significant progress in establishing of IT infrastructure and IT processes achieved within the last time, successful realization of a range of biggest scale projects. On the other hand, it has determined key priorities and tasks in a field of information technologies and pointed out perspectives for future development.

"Having defined development plan of Aeroflot in a field of information technologies for the next three years, this examination will facilitate enhancing of operational performance of both major and auxiliary business processes in the company", said Mr. Marco Spaziani Testa, Chief of the project from Accenture. "This result became possible due to the cooperative teaming with the specialists from Aeroflot achieved in a course of the project realization".

"The examination that has been completed enables us to elaborate the strategy of further development of information technologies in a mid term perspective through the integrated treatment of our projects and infrastructure related tasks", says Sergey Kiryushin, General Director Deputy, Director of IT department of JSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines". "Within the last years the market situation as well as the company's positions have been significantly changed, and the results obtained will assist us in understanding of major strategic and tactical tasks to be accomplished to keep our leading positions on Russian market".

Being focused on strategic purpose of establishing of the world class company, Aeroflot is striving to strengthen its positions in civil aviation of Russia. And in this connection the company's strategy in developing of IT is focused on integration with the international aviation industry (primarily within the frameworks of SkyTeam alliance), extensive implementation of electronic business means and instruments, e-ticketing in particular, broadening of a range of services available to the passengers allover the world, and ensuring of top quality.

Companis info:

JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines”. Based in Moscow, Sheremetyevo Airport. Founded in 1923. The biggest Russian aviation company controlling about 11% of domestic and 39% of international transportation markets of Russia. Member of global aviation alliance Sky Team, elected by the readers of Global Traveler magazine as the "Best aviation alliance". In 2005 Aeroflot delivered 6,8 million of passengers in 89 cities of 47 countries. Having a fleet of 85 vehicles Aeroflot performs 302 flights a day. Net profit of the company in 2005 was 6.032 billion Rubles. More details about the company are available at: awww.aeroflot.ru and www.skyteam.com

Accenture –is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, committed to delivering innovation. Committed to delivering innovations, Accenture collaborates with its clients, both business and governmental entities, to help them to become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business processes expertise, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and proven track record and modern technologies to help clients to improve their performance. Over 133 000 emplyees are working in the company's offices in 48 countries of the world. Company's revenues as of the year ending August 31, 2005 was $15.55 billion. Company's web site address: www.accenture.com and www.accenture.ru

For additional information, please, contact

JSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines"
Irina Dannenberg,
Head of press service
+7 (495) 752-90-71, 903-98-20, idannenberg@aeroflot.ru
; presscentr@aeroflot.ru

Accenture:
Olga Prokudina,
Marketing Director,
+7 (495) 755-97-70, Olga.Prokudina@accenture.com