“Burton’s Foods Selects Atos Origin as SAP Partner”

London, 16 August 2005

Migration to New Hardware and Location Completed in 15 Weeks Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has won a three-year contract with Burton's Foods, a leading branded and own label manufacturer of quality biscuits, confectionery and snack products. Under the contract Atos Origin will provide SAP hosting services and support to help Burton's Foods better manage and exploit its SAP environment.

Following the successful transition to the new hardware and a new location within the UK in less than 15 weeks, Atos Origin is managing and developing Burton's Foods business critical systems including operational planning, warehouse management, financials, HR and payroll.

“As part of our policy of selective outsourcing, we separately evaluated several suppliers in the data centre hosting and SAP support arenas,” said Alan Towersey, Head of Information Systems at Burton's Foods. “In both cases we concluded that Atos Origin was best placed to assist us meet our medium and long term objectives and so far they have lived up to our expectations.”

“This contract reinforces our position as the leading SAP partner in the UK Foods sector,” said Paul Bray, Head of UK SAP Practice at Atos Origin. “We are committed to helping Burton's Foods with their business process improvement programme targeted at delivering additional value from their SAP Investment.”

“Winning this contract further consolidates Atos Origin as a leading IT services provider in the UK and marks a significant step in our growth strategy for the UK private sector where we are aiming to outperform the market in 2005,” said Derek Ward, executive vice president, private sector, Atos Origin.

Atos Origin UK recently won SAP UK Partner of the Year for Partner Excellence, an award which recognises customer satisfaction and delivery excellence. The company has over 20 years experience working with SAP solutions and is a SAP Global Services Partner, a SAP Global Hosting Partner, a member of the SAP NetWeaver Partnership Initiative and has managed more than 1500 implementations. The Atos Origin SAP practice has more than 4,000 SAP consultants around the globe and operates SAP Certified Data Centres in all geographical regions.

About Burton's Foods
Burton's Foods is a £300m turnover privately owned company. Formed in 2000 through a merger of Burtons Gold Medal Biscuits and the Horizon Biscuit Company Ltd, it is now a leading-edge Branded and Own Label manufacturer of quality biscuits, confectionery and snack products. Burton's Foods is the second largest biscuit manufacturer in the UK and owns the leading brands Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels. Cadbury Fingers, Animals, Signature and Highlights are manufactured under licence.

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.

For further information contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com