“Atos Origin takes over application development and support for Deutsche BP”

Stuttgart/Bochum, March 17th, 2005

Deutsche BP is transferring support and service for a large part of its application landscape to Atos Origin, thus bundling strength for its core business / Transfer to take place on April 1st 2005 / Atos Origin establishes a Competence Center Oil in Essen Atos Origin, one of the leading international IT services provider, is taking over the development and support for software applications at Deutsche BP, the No. 1 on the German oil market. From April 1st 2005, Atos Origin will be responsible for support and maintenance services for the oil group's corporate and business applications in Germany.

With this transfer to Atos Origin, Deutsche BP is outsourcing their non-core IT-activities. In future, Atos Origin will manage the base support (especially maintenance and version updates) of BP´s applications in Germany. This includes all SAP applications as well as those specific to petrol stations.

"With the global competence and presence of Atos Origin, we are securing for Deutsche BP the optimum coordination of availability, performance and functionality of applications for the oil group's needs", said Gerhard Fercho, Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer of Atos Origin Germany Central Europe. "We are very pleased to integrate more than 50 highly qualified IT employees into our "Competence Center Oil" at Essen. With this partnership Atos Origin has reached an important milestone both as outsourcing-company and as competent IT partner within the energy sector."

By establishing an Competence Center Oil in Essen, Atos Origin will optimally meet the requirements of customers and interested parties from the oil area in future. Atos Origin specialists will advise companies on designing processes and automated flows developed specially for this industry. They support companies in system integration, develop individual solutions and assume the management of applications, business processes right up to the outsourcing of information technology.

With industry-specific solutions and services which include supply chain management, customer relationship management, document management, equipment monitoring, loyalty and fleet card processing and management and specific bespoke applications in such areas as gas pipeline supervision and monitoring, Atos Origin covers all key aspects of the value chain. From exploration and production, through supply and refining, to the final retailing of products to end consumers, Atos Origin is the competent IT partner for the oil and gas industry.

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.

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Atos Origin (Germany)
Nicola Popoff
Tel: +49 (0)7 11/73 77-3 11
Email nicola.popoff@atosorigin.com