“Atos Origin Gets Energy Boost with Energidataföreningen Contract”

Stockholm, January 19, 2005

Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company, today announced its client list expansion in the energy sector with a three-year agreement of 22 Swedish energy companies. Atos Origin will provide its ‘IS Kaskad' and ‘IS Change' solutions, which provide comprehensive customer information and billing systems. The procurement has been coordinated by the Swedish energy consortium, Energidataföreningen (EDF).

Atos Origin's IS Kaskad and IS Change solutions include: billing systems, handling of supplier change, automated contract handling, time series and pricing models.

Initially, a 15 to 20-strong Atos Origin team will develop the systems; after successful implementation, a team of up to 30 people will collaborate with EDF to further develop the solutions.

Markus Pentäjaniem, Director Atos Origin Sweden, says: “This deal seals our position as one of the leaders in IT provision to the Swedish energy sector. We have tailored these products specifically to meet the demands of this procurement that allows 22 energy companies to optimize their business processes, thus positively impacting their business performance.

Roland Modigh, Chairman of EDF, concludes: “We chose Atos Origin because we know it delivers on its promises, having worked with the company before. In comparison with other suppliers, Atos Origin's solution turned out to be economically the most advantageous and meets our demands regarding functionality and quality.

The mission of EDF is to create the best possible conditions for development and usage of IT-systems for energy companies and related organisations that deliver, charge and bill electricity, heating, gas, waste management and technical services related to the installations where the production and distribution of the utilities takes place.

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 and Atos Consulting.

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