“Atos Origin Ranks First in the Outsourcing Market, according to Pierre Audoin Consultants”

Paris - October 15, 2002

With revenues of EUR 662 million and growth of more than 17% in 2001, Atos Origin ranks No. 1 in the French outsourcing market, ahead of IBM Global Services and EDS, according to the September 2002 Outsourcing Survey conducted by Pierre Audoin Consultants.

According to Pierre Audoin Consultants, 2001 saw strong growth in the French outsourcing market, which is expected to continue in the coming years, with demand forecast to expand by 15% in 2002.

Outsourcing accounts for more than 50% of Atos Origin's consolidated revenue stream. The Group is strategically committed to leveraging its powerful Europe-wide processing capacity to enable customers to:

  • Refocus on their core businesses.
  • Benefit from technological advances and increase their flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Optimize return on capital employed by lowering IT system and business transaction processing costs.

"Outsourcing, with its guaranteed service quality and performance levels, is a process that creates a long-term relationship between a company and its service provider. We are proud to lead our market, proof that Atos Origin is synonymous with reliability and trust," says Dominique Illien, member of Atos Origin's Management Board.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services provider. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations, including outsourcing and on-line services. In August 2002, Atos Origin acquired KPMG Consulting in the UK and The Netherlands, which now trade as Atos KPMG Consulting. The company generates annual revenues in excess of EUR 3.5 billion and employs 30,000 staff in 30 countries. The Group's client list includes major companies such as ABN-Amro, Akzo-Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, British Petroleum, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Shell, UBS-Warburg, Unilever, Vivendi Universal, Vodafone and Wolters Kluwer.

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