“Atos Origin, a Leading Card and Security Technology Enabler, To Exhibit at “Cartes 2002″ in France”

Paris, France - October 23, 2002

November 5, 6 and 7 at Paris-Nord Villepinte
Exhibition Center, Hall 3 - Stand 3B105

At the 17th International Card and IT Security Forum, Atos Origin will showcase four aspects of its services and solutions for the secure management of payment, private-label and loyalty cards in Europe:

  • Integration of the new EMV bank card standard and application of electronic wallet technology.
  • A comprehensive, modular array of security solutions (PKI, electronic signature, digital certificate, online payment, secure server, etc.).
  • Card management processing and multi-application loyalty cards. F ATM network management.

As a recognized operator and integrator for such leading names as Crédit Agricole, Caisses d'Epargne, Crédit Lyonnais, Société Générale, BNP-Paribas, SNCF, FNAC and TotalFinaElf, Atos Origin is actively involved in the major trends currently sweeping the smart card industry. These developments are being driven by the deregulation of the payment market, the widespread adoption of EMV smart card technology and the resulting modification of European regulations and the arrival of multi-application cards, which has sparked the creation of increasingly personalized loyalty strategies.

Atos Origin currently manages six million credit cards and 1.5 million debit cards (representing a total of 2.5 billion transactions in France and Germany), 15 million loyalty cards and more than 16 million ATM transactions.
In addition, AtosEuronext Payment Solutions* processes more than two billion cash withdrawal and payment transactions for its clients and manages 50% of France's ATM network. At the card show, the company will be launching two new services:

  • An EMV-standard, CB5.2 merchant e-payment solution based on VeriFone SoftPos V3 technology.

  • As part of the Worldline Pay offer, two new authorization servers, with the introduction of anti-fraud management solutions developed in conjunction with Brighterion, the world leader in fraud prevention systems.

At a seminar devoted to Card Fundamentals on November 5, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, two Atos Origin experts will lead a discussion entitled "The Multi-Application Card: from concept to reality in a multi-application information system (payment and loyalty), an organizational vision of the related services".

In addition, on November 6, from 2:00 to 5:30 pm, Atos Origin will discuss certification developments at the SMART IS seminar alongside such partners as Visa International, American Express, Diners Club, Mondex and the Groupement des Cartes Bancaires.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin, a leading international business and technology integrator, enables clients to turn their objectives into value driven results through effective use of management consulting, enterprise, outsourcing and online services. In August 2002, Atos Origin acquired KPMG Consulting in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, where the business now operates as Atos KPMG Consulting. Atos Origin has annual revenues of more than €3.5 billion, operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and has around 30,000 employees. Atos Origin's clients include 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.

About AtosEuronext
Founded in 2000, AtosEuronext is a 50/50 joint venture between Euronext, the leading pan-European stock exchange, and Atos Origin, a leading European IT services provider. This combination of financial and high technology expertise has made AtosEuronext a European leader in highly specialized IT systems for critical real-time transactional solutions in the financial and retail industries. AtosEuronext employs 1,500 employees in Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Paris.
*AtosEuronext Payment Solutions (formerly Astria), a wholly-owned AtosEuronext subsidiary with 200 employees, is AtosEuronext's center of competence for e-payment and loyalty solutions.

About Atos Origin Processing Services GmbH
Atos Origin Processing Services GmbH (AOPS), Frankfurt/Main, is a company of the Atos Origin Group. Within the Group AOPS acts as competence centre for the processing of credit and payment cards in Europe and process more than five million EUROCARDs and Visa cards as well as eurocheque and private lable cards of the trade.

To talk with an Atos Origin expert at the Cartes 2002 show,
Please contact :
Ms. Benoîte Lavie, Agence Firefly
+33 (0)1 56 79 12 07