“Atos Origin secured more than 3.3 million euros online donations on the Telethon website”

Paris – December 21, 2004

Atos Origin, Internet partner of the Téléthon - a French event organized by the AFM (French Association fighting against Myopathy disease) - has committed for the 8th year in a row to secure the online donations (card payment) on the website www.telethon.fr. Thanks to the group's SIPS solution (Secure Interactive Processing Services), web users are able to make secured online donations.

In 2003, the Téléthon event enabled to collect around 98 million euros, including 3 million euros from online donations, which represents an increase of 35% compared to 2002.
This year again, on December 3rd and 4th, a great number of online donations were carried out on the telethon website : Atos Origin secured more than 3.3 million euros of direct donations (card payment) during the whole week end of the Telethon.

Secured online donations
Through its online secured payment solution SIPS, Atos Origin secures the online transactions during the whole period of the website opening. The group also provides an ongoing technical support during the 30 hours of the Téléthon TV show.
The operator validates in real time the card payments (bank cards verification and authorisation requests to donators' banks), sends ‘receipts' to web users and at the same time transaction feedbacks to the Association Française contre les Myopathies (AFM). The transactions are then sent to the AFM Merchant Processing Center, whose responsibility is to present the interbanking clearing flows and credit the AFM bank account. The amounts are thus credited in real time on the AFM bank account.

M. Bucher, development and resources Director at Téléthon states : "Thanks to the secured transactions ensured by our partner Atos Origin, an extraordinary number of web users made online donations on the telethon.fr website ".
For additional information on the AFM : www.afm-france.org

About SIPS

Atos Origin is the French leader in online payment services. Over 4,000 sites use its SIPS solution (Secure Interactive Processing Services) and generate around 2.5 million transactions a month.

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.

Atos Worldline is an Atos Origin company : a leading European provider in IT-related Business Process Outsourcing, dedicated to services and solutions covering the whole process of payment and information flows. With 2,500 staff in France, Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom, Atos Worldline generated an annual revenue of around €400 millions in 2003, through 3 core activities : Payment and Card Processing services - CRM services - and Multi Channel Contact (Internet and Voice services).

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