“Gerhard Fercho appointed CEO of Atos Origin in Germany & Central Europe”

Essen, 6 June 2006

Gerhard Fercho (53) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Atos Origin in Germany and Central Europe with immediate effect. In his role Gerhard Fercho is responsible for the Group's activities in Germany, Austria, Poland and Switzerland.

Atos Origin recorded significant growth in this region during the past few months, nearly doubling its sales to EUR 562 million in 2005. Atos Origin's objective is to continue its success of the past year by further developing its close relationships with clients on a national and international scale.

Recent success stories – namely significant contracts won with E-Plus, Symrise, Deutsche BP, Premiere and also KarstadtQuelle AG, demonstrate that Gerhard Fercho and his team have successfully contributed to Atos Origin's growth and development in Germany and Central Europe”, states Dominique Illien, member of the Management Board at Atos Origin. “With an excellent service portfolio in the area of Managed Operations, Application Management as well as Consulting and Systems Integration, our objective is to strengthen the Group's position in the market. Gerhard Fercho, previously Chief Operation Officer for the region, has more than deserved this new position.

As Chief Executive Officer Gerhard Fercho will report directly to Dominique Illien, member of the Management Board, responsible for France, Germany and Central Europe.

Gerhard Fercho joined Atos Origin in 2001. After holding the position of Director Managed Operations he was appointed Chief Operation Officer (COO) of Atos Origin in Germany and Central Europe in September 2004. Prior to joining Atos Origin, he held various senior management positions at leading German and US IT companies.

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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