“CASINO selects Atos Euronext as E-Payment Solutions Partner”

Paris, December 09, 2003

French retailer Casino has selected the Worldline Pay SoftPOS 5.2 integrated point of sale solution developed by AtosEuronext Payment Solutions for its Géant hypermarkets and Casino supermarkets.

The Casino Group selected SoftPOS 5.2 as an integrated electronic payment solution for its hypermarkets and supermarkets in light of the functionalities it delivers, its compliance with announced deadlines, the quality of results it obtained during trials by GIE Carte Bancaire, and the fact that it has been approved for pilot deployment. Casino was the first client to deploy the SoftPOS solution in 1995 and, with this decision, has confirmed its confidence in SoftPOS 5.2 developed by AtosEuronext Payment Solutions.

Casino's CB5.2 project includes:

  • Delivery of the EMV software solution and integration of the VeriFone SC 5000 PINpads by AtosEuronext Payment Solutions.
  • Seamless integration of SoftPOS 5.2 with Symag's VLP payment software and Toshiba TEC's Hi-Way software suite.
  • Acquisition of Casino's CB5.2 data by the Crédit Mutuel bank.

"An initial pilot store will be equipped in 2003, followed by deployment in hypermarkets and supermarkets in 2004," said Jean-Luc Galzi, Information Systems Director of Casino Group.

Jean-Marc Honoré, Deputy CEO for Payment Solutions at AtosEuronext, commented: "Casino is the first large retailer to select SoftPOS for its EMV CB5.2 migration project. SoftPOS is a simple, effective, high-performance solution that can be used for clustered, stand-alone and automated electronic payment terminals. Its sustainability is guaranteed by Atos Origin, the leading European provider of payment solutions and services."

About AtosEuronext

Founded in 2000, Atos Euronext is a 50/50 joint venture between Euronext, the leading pan-European stock exchange, and Atos Origin, a leading European IT services company. This partnership combining in-depth knowledge of the world of finance with high technology has made AtosEuronext a leading European IT service provider in the financial services and retail sectors. AtosEuronext has 1,200 employees in Brussels, London and Paris. http://www.atoseuronext.net

More information about Worldline Pay solutions is available at: www.worldlinepay.atosorigin.com

About Casino

The Casino Group is a leading multiformat food retailer with operations in 15 countries around the world and more than 200,000 employees. Its 2002 total business volume excluding VAT was €34.4 billion with consolidated net sales amounting to €22.9 billion. In France, where it does the bulk of its business, the Group operates the Géant, Supermarchés Casino, Monoprix, Franprix, Leader Price, Petit Casino, Spar and Vival banners. It has nearly 2,000 stores outside France, primarily in Europe and Latin America.

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For Casino
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