“Atos Origin wins 2006 Global SAP Pinnacle Award for outstanding partnership”

Paris, SAPPHIRE, 30 May 2006

Atos Origin, the international IT services company, has been awarded SAP's prestigious Pinnacle Award for its outstanding partnership. SAP named the winners of its global partner recognition program during an exclusive awards ceremony – the SAP Pinnacle Awards - that took place yesterday. The program is designed to recognize SAP Partners who have excelled in developing their partnership and mutual business with SAP by providing quality products, solutions and services to its customers. Atos Origin is the winner of the Pinnacle Award for best performance in Hosting mySAP applications.

Giovanni Linari, Management Board Member who accepted the award said: ”Atos Origin is a long term global SAP partner we have extensive revenues around SAP implementations and full lifecycle support and are delighted to have received the accolade for best performance in Hosting mySAP applications from SAP. This award underlines the commitment by both companies to a successful long-term partnership.”

The 2006 winners were highlighted for their significant contribution to sales and marketing and for their development and innovation in specific areas. The winners were selected based on nominations received from both partners and SAP employees.

Atos Origin is exhibiting at SAPPHIRE® '06 in Paris (30 May to 1 June), on booth 2.7 and has over 20 years experience working with SAP® applications and is a Partner of SAP Global Services, a SAP Global Hosting Partner, and a member of the SAP NetWeaver® Partnership Initiative. The Atos Origin practice for SAP applications has more than 4,400 SAP consultants around the globe and has SAP Certified Data Centres in all geographical regions.

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 EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 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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