“Efteling signs five-year consulting and applications management contract with Atos Origin”

Utrecht, 27 April 2005

Atos Origin has signed a five-year consulting and applications management contract with Efteling, Netherlands' largest family theme park.

Atos Consulting, the consultancy arm of Atos Origin, and Efteling are working on an IT-blueprint for the future and Atos Origin will manage all SAP-applications. These applications include Efteling's financial operations, human resources for over 2,500 employees in its peak season, logistics and planning.

Pier Holtrop, Finance Director at Efteling says: “Atos Origin's expertise will help us to run our services more efficiently and provide a better service to our customers. Without this partnership, we wouldn't be able to do all the necessary work behind the scenes that enables us to provide the service that is visible to our customers.”

Randy Deelstra, commercial director region South at Atos Origin concludes: “We have extensively analysed the specific requirements of Efteling and are ready to deliver the IT-consultancy and services that Efteling needs for smooth and effective IT services today and in the future”.

The five-year contract contains an option to renew for another five years.

About Efteling
Efteling exists for more than 53 years and is one of the main theme parks in the Netherlands. It offers breathtaking attractions, fairytails and shows and attracts around 3,3 million people on an annual base. The park also offers a golfcourse, a theatre and an Efteling Hotel with 122 rooms.

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 over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Atos Consulting, the global consulting practice of Atos Origin, 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.

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