“Elior renews contract with Atos Origin”

Paris - June 18, 2002

Elior D@ta, the Elior Group's information technology subsidiary, has renewed a contract for desktop asset outsourcing services, which Atos Origin has been providing since 1995. The new contract will cover a period of three years.

The Elior Group caters food services at more than 2,000 restaurants throughout France, each equipped with a desktop system to manage orders, inventory, receipts, accounting and other functions.

Atos Origin draws on its range of specialist outsourcing services to provide the restaurants with :

  • User support, including level-one and level-two phone service for technical support and applications, local assistance and hardware maintenance.
  • Management of changes associated with the many restaurant openings and closures.
  • Deployment projects, in particular for new desktop systems (updated every three years) or new releases of application masters (updated every four months) at all 2,000 locations.

Atos Origin is recognized as the market leader in outsourcing services in France. In particular, it is ranked by Pierre Audoin Conseil as France's largest provider of distributed infrastructure outsourcing services.

About the Elior Group
Elior provides a full array of food services in 12 countries to meet demand in a wide variety of segments, ranging from luxury dining establishments to restaurants at travel locations (airports, train stations, highways), as well as in leisure facilities (museums, exhibition centers), companies (employee and executive restaurants), schools and hospitals.

Elior ranks number 3 in contracted food services in Europe with sales of EUR 2,067 million. It has a strong base in France and generated 40% of 2000/2001 sales abroad. The Group leverages the expertise of 45,000 employees and 10,600 restaurants and points of sale to serve 2.3 million customers every day, drawing on its extensive experience to continuously enhance well-being, quality and safety by inventing new eating pleasures to suit the taste and needs of each customer and guest.

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About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international business and technology integrator. Its business is turning client visions into results through the application of management consulting, enterprise,
e-business and outsourcing solutions. The company has annual revenues of EUR 3 billion, operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and has over 26,000 employees. Atos Origin's clients include ABN-Amro, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, KPN , Lucent, Philips, Renault, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Unilever and Vivendi Universal and Wolters Kluwer.

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