“Atos Origin successfully implements SAP worldwide at Akzo Nobel’s Intervet”

Paris, 24 April 2006

Atos Origin has successfully completed the implementation of SAP® applications at Intervet offices worldwide and is the full end-to-end partner of Intervet's ambitious ATLAS project - a global business initiative aiming to standardize business processes. As part of the global ATLAS Program, global sales, manufacturing and logistics processes are now in place and implemented in seven countries: the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Spain and the United States.

This success is an outcome of long and intensive cooperation between Intervet and Atos Origin. The ATLAS Program started in 2002 with Atos Origin as Intervet's implementation partner. In 2004, Atos Origin was also selected as Intervet's hosting partner managing the daily operation of the live system. Today, the last site in scope of ATLAS went live, with 1,800 Intervet users running SAP applications, leaving Intervet well prepared for today's and tomorrow's challenges in the global pharmaceutical market.

The main goal of the program was to standardize and globalize business processes mainly focused on supply chain and make them compliant to the international system validation requirements. With ATLAS, Intervet is able to plan and manage business operations globally which has resulted in increased delivery reliability and reduced inventory. ATLAS provides the platform for further business optimization, reduces costs of operations, and provides the business foundations for future follow up initiatives, such as CRM and Supply Chain improvement.

Joost Helsen, Intervet's Senior Vice President Logistic and Manufacturing says: "The new system provides a new and 'future proof' core business system that meets Intervet's global as well as local business requirements and is designed to meet strict requirements from regulatory bodies such as the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The ATLAS infrastructure is successfully rolled out in seven countries: the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Spain and the United States. Atos Origin has shown a lot of commitment to make our program a success and we look forward to continue our partnership."

Samir El Awadi, Global Director Sector Pharma at Atos Origin, comments: "We are proud that Intervet selected us as full end-to-end partner for such an important business critical application, and are happy with the successful result. We value the continued relationship as Intervet's primary IT services partner".

Atos Origin 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 applications practice has more than 4,400 SAP application consultants around the globe and operates an FDA compliant and Certified Data Centres in all geographical regions.

About Intervet
Intervet, is one of the world's top three producers of animal healthcare products. As a leading global supplier of innovative, high quality products to the veterinary profession, farmers and companion animal owners, the company develops medicines that are specially developed for a variety of animal species, including: Poultry Pigs Cattle Horses Cats and dogs Aquatic animals. This product range covers a host of diseases and ailments, for which Intervet has developed an extensive portfolio of veterinary vaccines, anti-infectives, antiparasitics and other pharmaceutical specialties. The company also markets a range of products for fertility management, productivity enhancers and feed additives. R&D plays a crucial role, with Intervet investing in excess of 10 percent of sales and committing more than 15 percent of its total workforce to its research efforts. The business is supported by comprehensive manufacturing capabilities and a global distribution network, which covers more than 100 countries.

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.

For more information:

Marianne Hewlett
+ 31 30 299 5006
marianne.hewlett@atosorigin.com
Jose de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53
jose.devries@atosorigin.com