“Kuwait Petroleum (Q8) selects Atos Origin for SAP”

Paris – December 13, 2004

Atos Origin, an international information technology (IT) services company, has signed a contract with Kuwait Petroleum to implement and rollout SAP across its North-West European Marketing and Lubricants operations. This project is vital for Kuwait Petroleum's ambition to renew its business applications platform and to move towards standardized processes.

An international team of SAP experts from Atos Origin and Atos Consulting started working on the SAP roll-out across Europe. Atos Origin's responsibilities cover: development of blueprint, configuration, implementation and roll-out of SAP system including change management and user training. The project started on October 1st of this year and is expected to be completed by the end of 2005.

Giuliano Franzì, Managing Director of Kuwait Petroleum North West Europe, states: "Atos Origin has been selected from a range of candidates for its proven downstream oil expertise and for its commitment to delivering results on time and within budget. Other determining factors in choosing Atos Origin were: its capacity to deliver internationally; its track record in the Kuwait Petroleum Italy's Rome-based European SAP Competence Centre and Atos Consulting's business & change-management expertise".

Mary Henderson, Project Manager Kuwait Petroleum North West Europe, adds: "We have only recently kicked off the project and already succeeded in jointly creating a clear-cut approach to delivering according to plan".

Cris Buningh, Regional Director Oil & Gas Industry Atos Origin concludes: "We are proud that Kuwait Petroleum has placed its confidence in Atos Origin. We are delivering a tightly-managed project against clearly-defined objectives and on time".

About Kuwait Petroleum
Q8 Benelux has been created following the take-over by Q8 of Gulf Oil in the Benelux (1983). Q8 considerably increased the number of sales outlets in Belgium by the take-over of the BP retail network in October 1998 and the Aral network in July 1999. In 2004 the Tango (unmanned service stations) network was taken over in Belgium and the Netherlands. Currently, Kuwait Petroleum Benelux has 650 points of sale of which 26 are motorway service stations. Q8's market share in Belgium amounts to 18% and positions Q8 as second on the Belgian market. The market share in the Netherlands is 7.3% with Luxembourg at 12.1%.

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 Consulting is a leading provider of business, process and technology consulting services. With more than 2,500 staff globally, it focuses on delivering proven, pragmatic solutions to the telecom, manufacturing, financial services and public sectors.

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

Press Contact :
Kuwait Petroleum (Q8)
Marleen Denoo
Tel: + 32 498 58 10 73

Atos Origin
José de Vries
Tel: + 33 1 55 91 24 53
Email : jose.devries@atosorigin.com