“Atos Origin and CWI sign 20 million euro contract for management of office automation”

Utrecht, 16 November 2005

Atos Origin and the Dutch Centre for Employment and Incomes (CWI) have signed a contract today for Atos Origin to take over the entire management of CWI's office automation. Atos Origin will be responsible for managing around 8,000 seats, 50 servers, 1,750 printers and first-line support to end-users. Two data centres will be used to supply services in order to ensure utmost availability. The value of the contract is around 20 million euro and will run for three years, with an option to extend for a further year.

Atos Origin takes on responsibility for workplace management and IT support for CWI. Together with its combined partners – Uitvoering Werknemersverzekeringen (UWV) and community social services – CWI forms the supply-chain for employment and incomes. CWI is thus the first and most important port of call for job-seekers and employers. Fulfilling a one-stop-shop role and the trend towards closer co-ordination right down the chain imposes greater requirements on IT support and office automation.

Atos Origin's innovative ‘Next Generation Desktop' service will fit in seamlessly. The aims of the services to be supplied are to secure lower and more predictable costs, while minimising expensive migrations and improving flexibility. Over the forthcoming years CWI will have a state-of-the-art office-automation system at its disposal to support them in achieving their ambitious targets in the dynamic world of social security, and will be able to make a vital contribution towards further integration of the chain.

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 Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About CWI
The Dutch Centre for Employment and Incomes (CWI) is the first port of call for job-seekers and employers. Employers can approach CWI to source staff and obtain information about the employment market. Job-seekers can come to CEI to look for work, or to apply for unemployment benefit or social-security payments. In addition, CWI issues redundancy and unemployment allowances, and provides employment-legislation information. CWI is an independent governmental body (ZBO) and works on assignment to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment opportunities. CWI is run centrally and has around 130 offices spread throughout the Netherlands. Several thousand specialist advisors work at these offices. For further information, you can consult the CWI website: www.cwinet.nl.

For more information, please contact:

Marianne Hewlett
+ 31 30 299 5006
José de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53