“Dutch water utility company PWN chooses Atos Origin for outsourcing its office automation management”

Utrecht, 21 December 2006

Atos Origin signed a 3-year agreement to manage PWN's entire office automation following a Europe-wide tendering procedure. The service to be provided by Atos Origin includes the management of the IT infrastructure, help desk operation, work station & network services, VOIP facilities and other telecommunication services. PWN decided to outsource its end-to-end services provision to one supplier in order to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

PWN is a Dutch supplier of pure drinking water and is also responsible for the environmental management of the dune areas along the coast. Atos Origin has been chosen by PWN as supplier of advanced end-to-end-solutions and will work alongside other partners, such as KPN who has been appointed as PWN's telephone service subcontractor.

Peter 't Jong, Executive Vice President Sales & Client Management at Atos Origin, considers the IT partnership with PWN to be recognition of Atos Origins' leading position in the utility-market. “Atos origin has contracts with a number of other prominent utility companies, such as Nuon, Eneco, Vitens, Gasunie and Essent. In addition a wide ranging IT agreement was recently signed with the multi-utility company DELTA. Key issues that these clients have in common are the provision of services on a continuous basis, lowering the total cost of ownership and IT services, and reduce time to market of new products and services. As an IT services provider capable of managing the entire life cycle of IT systems and with an outstanding track record in the utility sector, Atos Origin offers a solution for all these challenges.”

PWN Water Utility Company North Holland supplies 102 million cubic metres of drinking water annually to 720,000 households, companies and establishments in the province North Holland. PWN's head office is in Velserbroek. Water purification takes place in Andijk, Bergen, Heemskerk, Wijk aan Zee and in the dunes. Also PWN has been commissioned by the province North Holland to manage various areas of natural beauty and large areas of the dunes between Zandvoort and Bergen. These areas receive seven million recreational visitors every year.

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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