“Atos Origin Signs ‘On-Demand’ Outsourcing Contract with Schenker”

Stockholm – November24, 2004

Atos Origin, a leading international information technology services provider, announced today that it has signed a six-year IT-outsourcing contract based on demand services with logistics giant Schenker. The contract, which is worth around EUR 80 million, is a global partnership agreement. Atos Origin's Gothenburg office will manage the programme.

All IT services under the terms and conditions of the deal will be capacity based. Schenker will not own any of the IT infrastructures, but will call for higher or lower capacity services per the demands of the business.

Foundations of the services are built on an ITIL- compliant service model, ‘Continuous Service Delivery Model' (CSDM), which ensures consistency and quality. Atos Origin has been an early adopter of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) model, proactively developing the standard for its clients.

Atos Origin's services will provide Schenker with global access to applications and information at any time, a critical aspect of the company's business. Users will have access to their work environment whether at home, on the move, or in the office.

Tommy Sulutvedt, CIO (Nordic), Schenker states: “In a business such as ours, flexibility is critical to success. We believe that this type of contract will become the norm across all industries in years to come.”

Jorgen Rasmussen, CEO Nordic, Atos Origin states: “Atos Origin has been working on flexible capacity-based contracts that will fundamentally change the way IT services are bought. Enterprises want simple, reliable IT systems that let them focus on their core business, increasing or decreasing capacity as necessary, without having to change their systems infrastructure.

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 45,000 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, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank,Telecom Italia, 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 Consulting.

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