“Achmea outsources its mainframe services to Atos Origin”

Amsterdam/Paris, 7 July 2004

Achmea, part of the Eureko Group, and Atos Origin have reached an agreement on the outsourcing of a major part of Achmea's infrastructure, namely the IBM mainframe operation. The service contract runs from 1 July 2004 to 1 July 2009 and represents a contract value of 30 million Euros.

The contract also provides for the transfer of ten employees from Achmea to Atos Origin.

The signing of the contract is the result of a period of intensive co-operation. The contract will provide for significant cost savings, as well as ensuring continuity and stability of processes and procedures within Achmea. The Achmea mainframe runs back-office applications for Centraal Beheer, one of Achmea's business units.


About Achmea
Achmea is a socially responsible, leading and innovatory service provider in the field of Financial Services, Social Security and Care (All Finance, All Care). The company aims to offer clients the right product/service combinations in order to improve efficiency. In doing so the company focuses on the human approach. Achmea offers insurance; banking and mortgage products; pension administrations; assistance at home and abroad; prevention and reintegration services and services promoting a healthy lifestyle. Achmea Holding N.V is part of the Eureko Group, a financial services provider registered in Amsterdam with offices in 14 other European countries. For more information visit: www.achmea.nl.

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 and 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.

For more information, please contact:

Lorrie Morga
Tel: + 31 (0) 30 693 7063

Astrid Spieker
Tel: +31 (0) 30 693 7062

Atos Origin:
Jacqueline Terpstra
Tel: +31 (0) 30 299 5006

Jose de Vries:
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 55 91 24 53