“To enhance its international deployment capabilities, Linedata Services renews contract with Atos Origin”

Paris, October 14, 2003

Linedata Services, a longstanding Atos Origin customer and global leader in financial IT services, has renewed its mainframe operating contract with Atos Origin for five years and signed a new outsourcing contract covering all data processing.

Under the new contract, Atos Origin will manage 240 Unix NT servers, a network comprising some one hundred lines to end users and LANs at two company sites, 650 PCs and the company's Internet infrastructure.

Linedata Services' data processing personnel has joined Atos Origin's teams.

Thanks to this contract, Linedata Services will be able to focus fully on its business development while optimizing the security of its IT environment and offering customers the possibility of 24/7 operations.

"Clearly, this transfer will help improve our overall ability to support customers internationally and provide extended hours and operating security. Atos Origin was the natural choice in light of its position as the European leader in outsourcing and the relationship of trust we have built over our many years of working together," commented Anvaraly Jiva, Chairman of the Executive Board of Linedata Services.

"Our long-term relationship with Linedata Services gave us a good understanding of its business constraints," said Francis Delacourt, Atos Origin Executive Vice President - Outsourcing.
Initially, the outsourcing services provided will cover activities in France. Linedata Services and Atos Origin are considering extending the partnership to all of Europe in the near future.

About Linedata Services
Linedata Services is a major European player in financial IT solutions that specializes in Asset Management, Leasing and Credit Finance and Employee Savings. Software publisher, solutions integrator and service provider, Linedata Services offers global solutions that are tailored to the world of finance. Listed on the Nouveau Marché of the Paris Bourse in May 2000, Linedata Services enjoyed revenues of EUR 94.7M in 2002, representing growth of 19.8%. For more information, visit our website at: www.linedata.com

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, trading as Atos KPMG Consulting. The company generates annual revenues of EUR 3 billion and employs 28,000 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.

Press contacts

Linedata Services : Thomas Hirsch +33 1 47 77 68 38 - thomas.hirsch@linedata.com
Point Virgule : Solenn de La Horie +33 1 41 11 82 16 - sdelahorie@pvirgule.fr

Atos Origin : Anne de Beaumont +33 1 49 00 96 42 - anne.debeaumont@atosorigin.com