“Atos Origin, Preferred Partner of Lucent Technologies Inc, Is Approved As Major Telecom Software Supplier”

Paris, FRANCE - 18 April 2001

Atos Origin, a leading European e-services provider, has been selected by Lucent Technologies Inc. to be a member of its Supplier Innovation for Growth (SIG) Program. The selection demonstrates Lucent's confidence in Atos Origin's high quality products and associated services and strengthens the two companies' relationship.

Launched in April 2000, SIG is a program designed to help Lucent Technologies and its suppliers to reduce costs by enhancing processes and leveraging jointly developed ideas for improvement. Fewer than 600 of the company's 8,000 worldwide suppliers have been approved for the program.

For many years, Lucent has deployed Atos Origin' MARBEN™ line of portable software in its SONET, SDH, and DWDM network equipment. Based on standardized OSI, IP and telecom protocols, MARBEN™' technology is designed to meet the requirements of portability, modularity, and performance in the industrial production of protocol layers. Every year, more than 50,000 MARBEN™ enabled network components and computers are used by telecommunication carriers and IT manufacturers around the world.

Atos Origin also supports many European telcos in building services and network management solutions, with expertise, turnkey solutions, and protocol products and management tools for UMTS, GPRS, SONET, SDH and other next generation networks. The company's portfolio of telecom services is backed by skill centers across Europe, each of which is specialized in one aspect of its solutions. Located in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland, the centers are staffed by more than 1,200 engineers and experts who together are developing extensive pan-European expertise.

About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and supply of highly advanced communications network solutions and technologies. Backed by $38.8 billion in annual sales and 150,000 employees worldwide, Lucent focuses on high-growth areas such as optical and mobile communications, communications software, broadband Internet infrastructure, data networking, optoelectronics and customer relationship management. For more information on Lucent Technologies, visit its Web site at http://www.lucent.com.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin, the leading European information technology services provider, helps clients turn their vision into results through the effective use of e-business solutions and IT. With sales of more than EUR 2.8 billion in 2000, Atos Origin currently operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and has nearly 27,000 employees. Its clients include ABN-Amro, Akzo-Nobel, Aramco, BNP Paribas, Cegetel: Vivendi, Credit Lyonnais, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, Lucent technologies, Philip Morris, Philips, Unilever and Wolters Kluwer.

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