“Atos Origin announces Atos Consulting”

Paris, 8th September 2004

A global consulting practice dedicated to business and technology consulting

Atos Origin today announced the formation of a consolidated global business and technology consulting practice, Atos Consulting. The group will harness the strengths of well-developed country-based consulting divisions to focus on the provision of proven, pragmatic consulting advice and services to support people and process change and organizational development and growth.

The new global Atos Consulting practice will leverage a more closely aligned organization to provide a fully integrated approach to the delivery of business and technology consulting. Through the provision of business, process and technical consulting they will be able to ensure that every aspect of the client's organisation – people, process and technology – is completely aligned to its business strategy.

Atos Consulting employs 2,500 worldwide. It provides consultancy services to major organizations operating in telecoms, manufacturing, financial services and the public sector. Clients include ABN Amro, Banco Popular, BNP Paribas, National Health Service, Peugeot and Vodafone.

The groups' services are focused in four centres of excellence – Business & IT Strategy; Operational Transformation; Financial Management; and People and Change – providing shared frameworks and methodologies, and consistent delivery across borders.

Atos Origin currently provides consultancy activities in Europe under the Atos Origin, Atos KPMG Consulting (UK & NL), Nolan Norton (NL), Atos KPMG Interim Management (NL), and Atos Odyssée (FR) brands.

Commenting on the announcement of Atos Consulting, Atos Origin Management Board member, Wilbert Kieboom, said:

“Business and technology consulting has a very important role to play in the future growth of our company, both as an integral part of our systems integration and managed operations services and as a stand alone offering. The creation of Atos Consulting gives our clients a truly seamless international consultancy offering, from brand to methodologies. This is crucial if we are to deliver on client's local and international objectives and provide the very best working environment and careers for our consulting teams.”


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, Atos Consulting.

For more information, please contact:

Marie-Tatiana Collombert
Tel. : +33 (0)1 55 91 26 33

Caroline Crouch
Tel. : + 44 (0)20 7830 4233