“Atos Origin in charge of renewing Barclays bank automated teller machines”

Paris, February 21st, 2005

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company, was chosen by Barclays France, a bank for private individuals and a historic client of the group, to renew its network of automated teller machines (ATMs), thereby enabling it to meet the challenges presented by the new EMV and NAC standards (New Cryptographic Rules). This turnkey service was provided in the record time of 1 month so as to be in line with the EMV schedule.

With the management of over 1,000 ATM/ABMs, Atos Worldline manages the vast majority of outsourced automated teller machines in France. This solid expertise saw it granted the management of the 16 Barclays bank ATMs located in France and Monaco five years ago.

At the end of 2004, in order to meet the requirements of the new EMV and NAC standards (New Cryptographic Rules, which tighten the security of exchanges between ATMs and the ATM/ABM management system), Barclays France, a historic client of Atos Worldline and its ATM global solutions, put its trust once more in its technological partner.
Atos Worldline thus took on responsibility for renewing the ATM network, thereby allowing the bank to reduce its migration costs.

Atos Worldline steered the entire project throughout each of its key stages: proposition of suitable equipment and order entry; site visits, installation and actual start-up of automated teller machines; technical maintenance and monitoring of the activity via a Monitoring and Assistance Unit. Atos Worldline also trained the branch personnel how to use the new machines.

Barclays France has stated that it is extremely satisfied with the service provided by Atos Worldline, which was able to meet its requirements, namely the provision of this turnkey service, in the record time of 1 month so as to be in line with the EMV schedule.

It now has a new, uniform fleet of equipment that is compatible with the new standards. The Wincor automated teller machines installed are more ergonomic, upgradeable and long-lasting. Moreover, they will allow the costs of future regulatory and technical changes to be reduced.

About Barclays Bank
Barclays is an international financial services group that is mainly involved in banking, investment banking and asset management activities. Barclays has over 300 years of experience and is present in over 60 countries, with a workforce of 76,200 and 2,916 branches across the world. Established in France since 1917, Barclays has 40 bank branches, 110,000 customers and handles 7.3 billion assets under management. Barclays is developing a comprehensive product and service offering for affluent customers in France and is recognised as one of the leading players in this field, as well as for its innovative strengths.

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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Emilie Moreau
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Email : emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com