“Atos Origin awarded £350m Government IT contract”

London, 15 September 2006

Atos Origin announced today it has been awarded the IT infrastructure services contract by the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA), one of two major new IT contracts awarded by the department.

Commenting on the appointment, Xavier Flinois, CEO (UK) and Senior Responsible Industry Executive for the DCA infrastructure programme at Atos Origin, said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded the IT infrastructure services contract and look forward to working with the Department for Constitutional Affairs to help meet its goals through the provision of a modern and effective IT infrastructure. This contract plays to our strength in managing large-scale and complex IT programmes in frontline government departments.”

Atos Origin will now support the adoption and integration of three existing IT infrastructures. The new contract will make Atos Origin responsible for 28,000 desktops across over 700 locations, offering a common office environment and access to all DCA applications. Atos Origin will also provide a single point of contact for support across all services delivered over the infrastructure.

Please note that for Atos Origin the total contract value excluding pass-through will be around £220 million.

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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