“New Management Team at Atos Origin in Germany and Central Europe”

Stuttgart/Vienna, 27 October 2005

Atos Origin announces the appointment of Hans Leisentritt as Vice President Operational Sales & Marketing of Atos Origin in Germany and Central Europe, and of Johannes Baumgartner as new Managing Director in Austria.

Hans Leisentritt (46) has been working in the IT sector for over 25 years. Since 1994, he has held various positions such as Key Account Manager and Sales Director, where he was responsible for the success of Atos Origin in Austria. As Country Manager of Atos Origin in Austria during the last four years, he has successfully positioned the Group in the Austrian market and has won numerous prestigious customers, including the two lighting groups Zumtobel and EGLO lamps, which have outsourced their information technology departments to Atos Origin.

In his new function as Vice President Operational Sales & Marketing Atos Origin Germany and Central Europe (GCE), he aims to position Atos Origin as the leading IT services provider in the region. “Our numerous successful outsourcing projects, for example with Premiere, the leading subscriber TV broadcaster in Germany and Austria, e-Plus, KarstadtQuelle, Deutsche BP and PolymerLatex demonstrate that our customers value partnerships with Atos Origin”. In addition, Hans Leisentritt is focused on developing close ties with customers in the key markets of telecommunications, CPG & retail and industry by providing first-rate services in the Consulting and Systems Integration sectors. The development of “cross-border” projects in the regional countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland will also be expanded in the future.

Johannes Baumgartner (37) has been appointed Atos Origin Country Manager in Austria, a position previously held by Hans Leisentritt : “A sense of responsibility for our customers' business, a clear and transparent business approach, superior quality as well as an understanding of how to build long-term partnerships are the prerequisites for sharing success with our customers”. Baumgartner's objective it to further expand Atos Origin's presence in Austria, primarily in the Solution and Consulting sectors. The clear challenge at operational level is to develop commercial models that are tailored to meet customers' requirements.

At the beginning of his career, Baumgartner held diverse technical positions in the IT industry. He then worked at Raiffeisen Bausparkasse and Austrian Airlines, as IT project manager. In 1999, he joined Alcatel Austria as project manager and was subsequently promoted to senior positions. Most recently, he was a member of the Executive Board of Softlab GmbH in Austria, with responsibilities for the telecommunications sector.

“Hans Leisentritt and Johannes Baumgartner are two experienced managers with great potential”, said Gerhard Fercho, Managing Director of Atos Origin Germany and Chief Operation Officer for the Germany and Central Europe region. “Their expertise, their success and their knowledge of the market will provide a significant impulse for the continued growth and success of Atos Origin”.

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, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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