“Atos Origin Belux strengthens its SAP and BI expertise with three new specialists”

Zaventem, 14 June 2005

Atos Origin announces that Marc Asselberg, Bart Van Assche and Koen Daems are to join its Belgian Consulting and Systems Integration Division. With these appointments and its “SAP partner of the year excellence award 2004”, Atos Origin is better positioned than ever to be the partner of choice for all Business Intelligence and SAP systems integration projects. These new recruits clearly underline the company's active recruitment policy in Belgium.

Marc Asselberg (46) joins Atos Origin as Enterprise Solutions Business Unit Manager and is in charge of the profit and loss, strategy and coordination of all projects related to his department's work. He is also responsible of the solutions portfolio and general business management. His main duties will be to extend the skills and solutions portfolio for Business Intelligence, Business Warehouse, SAP/R3 and SAP Netweaver. He will report directly to Tonny Vanderhoven, Consulting & Systems Integration Division Manager.

Marc was formerly vice-president of IT systems and CIO at AMI Semiconductor, where he was in charge of the worldwide IT systems strategy (IS/IT). From 1997 to 2002, he was IT systems manager at Alcatel Microelectronics. Mr. Asselberg has a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Antwerp.

Koen Daems (34) joins the C&SI division of Atos Origin as Solution Manager Business Intelligence. From October 2003, he was Business Intelligence Domain Expert in charge of the new Business Intelligence Solution Center with another major IT player. His work involved developing BI solutions and making them profitable. Koen Daems holds a PhD in physics from KULeuven.

Finally, Bart Van Assche (37) has been recruited as Solution Manager SAP Netweaver. He was formerly SAP Alliance Manager and Solutions Manager SAP Netweaver outside the company. Bart Van Assche has a certificate in applied economics from KUL.

Bart Van Assche and Koen Daems will directly report to Marc Asselberg.

“We are very pleased to welcome these new employees which confirms the positive recruitment policy we have implemented since the beginning of this year,” said Henri Van Engelen, General Manager of Atos Origin Belux. "The experience of Marc, Bart and Koen confirm and consolidate Atos Origin's expertise in SAP and BI projects and shows Atos Origin Belux's involvement in extending its global partnership strategy with SAP. Our strategic partners in BI are mainly Cognos, Business Objects and SAP. With these new appointments we can continue to shore up our position and business offer,” he concluded.

These new recruitments are part of a long-term partnership strategy with SAP. It is no coincidence that the Atos Origin group carried off the SAP Partner of the Year Excellence Award 2004, on 5 May 2005. Based on the satisfaction survey conducted with its customers, this prize rewards the quality of the SAP process implementation carried out by Atos Origin, including professional skills, high-quality consultants, knowledge of SAP products and meeting deadlines and budgets.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is one of the main international players in IT services. Its business is converting the strategic vision of its customers into results through improved use of advice solutions, system integration and IT management. Operating in 40 countries all over the world, Atos Origin achieves annual turnover of more than €5 billion and has a staff of more than 46,000 employees. Atos Origin is the global IT partner for the Olympic Games and the group's customers consist of large international accounts in all business sectors. Atos Origin trades on the Eurolist market in Paris and performs its business under the names of Atos Origin, Atos Euronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.Further information see the following website: www.atosorigin.com/be

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Atos Origin
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