“Atos Origin signs agreement with Bluegarden”

Stockholm, May 9th, 2005

Atos Origin, a leading international information technology services provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Bluegarden ASA - the market leader in Scandinavia on Human Resource (HR) services, BPO, bringing to market a wide range of high-tech solutions for the HR domain. Under this agreement, Atos Origin becomes Bluegarden's primary IT services partner in Europe.

Atos Origin will be active in delivering services that will enable Bluegarden to offer better and more efficient BPO services. Atos Origin will provide services ranging from supporting business development, technology decisions to implement new IT solutions and operate systems aimed at improving business results of Bluegarden and their clients. IT Services will be delivered as On Demand services through Atos Origin's IT operational center in Stockholm.

Jörgen Rasmussen, Atos Origin CEO in the Nordic countries says: “ This framework agreement will be an opportunity for Bluegarden to grow their business faster with the knowledge of the IT power being at their fingertips. Atos Origin will deliver its expertise within the field of BPO, European experience and together we will bring innovation to the BPO market. We look forward to being a strategic partner to the successful Bluegarden group.

Svein Gullaksen, Administrerende Direktör, Bluegarden says: “This is an opportunity for Bluegarden to grow together with a top leading IT services provider partner with a solid experience in the area and in BPO in particular. The complexity of these systems is high and therefore it is of the greatest importance to have a partner who fully understands our business and has the ability to scale the IT power as soon as we need it “.

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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