“Atos Origin Ranked No. 1 French Outsourcer by IDC”

Paris – December 2, 2004

With revenue of €523 million in 2003 and 12% market share, Atos Origin was identified as France's top outsourcing company in a recent industry survey conducted by IDC Consulting.

According to the IDC study, the French outsourcing market is undergoing continuous expansion and is set to average faster annual growth over the 2004-2007 period than the service market as a whole, thus continuing to drive development in the information technology sector. Owing to the superior momentum of the French market in comparison to the European and global markets, outsourcing as a share of the country's total information services is catching up to the high levels of the other markets.

Atos Origin's 12% share of this burgeoning market puts it ahead of such industry giants as IBM Global Services, EDS and Cap Gemini.

The company, which offers a broad portfolio of outsourcing solutions, also enjoys preeminent positions in:

  • Mainframe system outsourcing (30%-plus market share)
  • Distributed system outsourcing (11% market share)
  • Total outsourcing (17%-plus market share)

Atos Origin is France's outsourcing leader in the financial as well as distribution and retailing sectors.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology 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 operates under the trade names Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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