“Atos Origin appoints Pieter Buijs as Chief Technology Officer Northern Europe”

Utrecht, 31 May 2005

CIO of KPN switches from telecom industry to IT-services provider Pieter Buijs, KPN's Chief Information Officer, has joined Atos Origin as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Northern Europe. In this role he will be responsible for the development of Atos Origin's product and services portfolio. Buijs comes from KPN - the Netherlands' largest telecoms company - where he was Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for its IT strategy.

In his new role as Atos Origin's CTO, Buijs will also be responsible for the company's business intelligence strategy and marketing sector-specific solutions. He will be closely involved with developing IT processes for mergers and acquisitions and for streamlining new business procedures.

At KPN, 56-year old Buijs was responsible for the sale of KPN's business units Software house, end user services division and Datacenter to Atos Origin between 2001 and 2002. He explains: “Over the past years I've worked closely with Atos Origin to ensure the smooth take-over by Atos Origin of KPN's operations. During this process I've been able to observe and work with Atos Origin and now have the opportunity to apply my positive critical attitude to new IT services offerings that fully respond to our customer needs. Atos Origin has the experience to develop new concepts and offering to the market and I will be responsible for this.”

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.

Atos Origin has a proven record of over 20 years of accomplishment and experience in the Telecoms sector and has the capacity, skills, and capability to provide global services. Atos Origin delivers reliable end-to-end solutions and has a customer base covering major telecom operators in Europe. The company's annual revenue in the telecom industry is close to EUR 1 billion .

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