“Atos Origin is France’s Second-Largest E-Business Service Provider, Says Pierre Audoin Conseil”

Paris, France - September 17, 2001

According to a study by Pierre Audoin Conseil, Atos Origin is the number two supplier of e-business services in France, after IBM Global Services, generating sales of FRF 580 million and enjoying 71% growth in 2000. The study, entitled The E-Business Market in France, 2000-2004, was published in July.

E-business projects are increasingly being integrated into existing information systems. Indeed, since the beginning of the Internet era, Atos Origin has gradually incorporated e-business solutions across its entire business base as part of the logical development of its activities.

Leveraging its traditional leading-edge skills in systems integration, hosting, transaction management and secure payment processing, Atos Origin has forged a reputation as a major provider of services for large-scale e-business projects that combine e-commerce, Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management applications. In addition, through the acquisition of Odyssée in 1999, the Group has strengthened its position in management consulting, with special focus on upstream aspects of e-business projects.

By introducing a global strategic e-business program called "e-Focus" over a year ago, Atos Origin has been able to federate skills, coordinate service offerings and enhance partnerships within the Group among the various countries and businesses concerned.

Jean-Pascal Dragon, head of Atos Origin e-business in France, says: "E-business has entered a rationalization phase following rapid expansion in its early years. Now companies want to measure the results of their projects and minimize risks. With our technological leadership and expertise in consulting, systems integration and application of end-to-end e-business solutions, we offer clients the guarantees they need to make their projects successful. That's because, like our clients, we consider that e-business is first and foremost about business."

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin, a leading European e-services provider, enables clients to turn their objectives into value-driven results through effective use of e-business and IT solutions. The company's 27,000 employees deliver innovative solutions and strong industry experience to better manage the value network of companies and extended enterprises. Atos Origin currently operates in more than 30 countries worldwide, with sales of EUR 2.8 billion in 2000. Customers include ABN-Amro, Akzo Nobel, BNP Paribas, Crédit Lyonnais, Euronext, FIAT, ICI, Lucent Technologies, Philip Morris, Philips, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Wolters Kluwer.

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