“Banco Sabadell entrusts Atos Origin with its activity providing IT services on its mainframe environment”

Barcelona, 9 February 2005

Atos Origin becomes one of the key IT providers of Banco Sabadell

Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company, has taken over the activity of Netfocus, a subsidiary of Banco Sabadell, which is dedicated to providing IT services on its mainframe environment for the bank.

Netfocus is a technological service company owned by Banco Sabadell and Siemens, which specialises in Internet-related information technology. From its data processing centre, Netfocus runs Banco Sabadell group's Internet services, as well as hosting internet solutions for more than 8,000 companies.

Atos Origin has worked with Banco Sabadell on other projects in the past and through this deal has strengthened and confirmed its position and presence in the bank.

Miguel Montes, Deputy Managing Director of Banco Sabadell and Chairman of Netfocus, said: “Atos Origin has done an exceptional job in the technological integration of Banco Atlántico and has gained our trust. We are very pleased to entrust Atos Origin with this business from our subsidiary Netfocus, which will enable Atos Origin to become Banco Sabadell's key service provider. Atos Origin's in-depth understanding of the financial sector, its market share and its reputation in the market were also aspects we took into account in our decision making”.

About Banco Sabadell
Banco Sabadell is the fourth largest Spanish bank and is listed in the IBEX 35. It has assets of over EUR 44 billion. and employs nearly 10,000 staff around the world.

Banco Sabadell occupies a leading position in the sector due to the solutions it provides and its efficient response to the financial needs of companies and individuals alike, through its multi-brand and multi-channel commercial offerings. The bank makes intensive use of IT and technological innovation. Banco Sabadell has nearly 1,200 branches around Spain, and an international network of branches and representatives to offer its extensive portfolio of international commerce services to its customers.

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 trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information, please contact:

Atos Origin
Antonio Ferreiro
Tel. +34 91 440 88 00
email: antonio.ferreiro@atosorigin.com

Anne-Marie Capilla
Tel: + 33 1 55 91 20 52
email: anne-marie.capilla@atosorigin.com

Banco Sabadell.
Jordi Ustrell
Tel: +34-937.289.402,
email: ustrell@bancsabadell.com