“Atos Origin Successfully Implements Latest Generation Check Guarantee Solution for Speedy”

Paris - March 23, 2004

Speedy, a leading European chain of fast-fit auto centers, uses Chèque Service Plus in France, Atos Origin's most advanced solution for the prevention of check fraud and reimbursement in case of detection failure. Chèque Service Plus offers Speedy greater security thanks to its automated, remote management of points of sale and personalized handling of their specific check fraud situations.

Speedy France, an Atos Origin traditional client for 15 years, has ensured the secure processing of more than 170,000 checks representing more than €40 million in the year since Chèque Service Plus was introduced.

Chèque Service Plus is an effective management tool that enables Speedy to optimize transaction security verification and to control the total cost of ensuring the security of payments by check. It also provides Speedy with analytical tools and detailed operations reports.

Atos Origin's solution applies uniform procedures to the 350 proprietors and 80 franchised centers in France. The procedures are adapted remotely and at the request of Speedy. Each parameter can be modified whenever necessary and in real time, substantially reducing the number of site calls by technicians.

Chèque Service Plus also automates security procedures, by configuring such criteria as the amount of checks for which a guarantee request is issued automatically and the times during the day and specific days when guarantee requests are automatically reinforced.

The configurability and automation capability means that Chèque Service Plus can be used to take a customized approach to check fraud risks, thereby opening the possibility of having each outlet manage its own check risks.

About Speedy France: www.speedy.fr
Established in France in 1978 under the management of Gilles Chauveau, Speedy France is a subsidiary of CVC Capital Partners. Speedy is a leading European chain of fast-fit auto centers with more than 430 outlets in France and 1,900 employees. It devotes special attention to the training of its technicians, selects its parts from the world's largest equipment manufacturers and offers the best guarantees on the market (shock absorbers and tires are guaranteed for five years and brakes are guaranteed for two years, with unlimited mileage).

Press contact
Eloïse de LABRUSSE - Tel : +33 ()01 41 20 30 41 - edelabrusse@speedy.fr

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 47,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, BP, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Telecom Italia, UBS, UK Department for Work & Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.

Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline, Atos KPMG Consulting and Atos Odyssée.

About Chèque Service
Chèque Service protects 14,000 points of sale and verifies 14 million checks a year with a total value of €2 billion. This represents €5.5 million in verifications per day, 5,000 direct calls to the authorization center and 35,000 automatic requests issued by check readers.

Press contact :
Emilie Moreau - Tel. +33 1 55 91 24 74 - emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com