“Atos Origin expands its offering in Luxembourg and is granted PSF accreditation”

Luxembourg, 22 June 2006

New technology solutions perfectly adapted to the regulations in Luxembourg and in compliance with demands of financial market

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, extends its offer in Luxembourg and has just been awarded the PSF (Professional Sector Finance) accreditation which is an official business status set out under the Luxembourg law. This status underlines Atos Origin's expertise as a Professional in the Finance Sector. In order to best serve its existing and potential customers, Atos Origin has adjusted its operating structure to ensure the continuity of its current offer, usual contact persons and services, while at the same time enlarging its financial offering.

Atos Origin enlarges its range of services that are delivered by a new highly specialised team of twenty employees in order to provide its expertise in infrastructures, applications and operations management to financial institutions of all sizes.

“It's a significant investment for us that is worth the effort,” says Henri van Engelen, Managing Director of Atos Origin in Belgium & Luxembourg. “We will not only be providing the financial market with our expertise in terms of services, but our existing customers will also be able to benefit from all the additional skills and knowledge that the new team has to offer. We invest heavily – both in terms of the efforts made and time spent, and also in recruiting the best people with the right background and experience. The status of PSF, which is subject to regular audits, as well as the specific structure that goes with it, are confirmations of our professionalism and know-how in the financial sector”.

The new offering of Atos Origin includes the following services:

  • Business Intelligence for automated financial, business and KPI reporting;

  • Company Integration for Web Enablement and application integration, internet, Intranet or Extranet access to the processes;
  • Prolonged ERP for process automation in the Finance, Purchasing and Human Resources departments;
  • Company Content Management Solutions for automation of contents and workflow and document management processes;
  • Atos™ Application Management for handling applications;
  • Atos™ Workplace Solutions for desktop management and office automation,
  • Database Management for DBA solutions; and
  • Server and Storage Management for Wintel and Unix server management.

“Application Management at Atos Origin has always been at the very core of our business and we have extensive knowledge in this field”, adds Henri van Engelen. “At an international level, infrastructure management and managed operations represent more than half of our turnover. We are therefore delighted, as a recognised PSF, to deploy this knowledge in the financial sector. For our customers, it is a real guarantee of quality and accountability, particularly in the area of confidentiality.”

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is one of the leading international players in IT services. Its aim is to convert the strategic vision of its clients into results by improved use of consulting solutions, system integration and facilities management. Operating in 40 countries throughout the world, Atos Origin records an annual turnover of more than €5.5 billion, with a staff of 47,000 employees. Atos Origin is the world IT partner of the Olympic Games and the Group boasts of large international accounts in all business sectors among its clients. Atos Origin is listed on the Euronext Market in Paris and performs its business under the names of Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline, Atos Consulting.

For further information:

Christelle Colin
+32 2 690 26 04
christelle.colin@atosorigin.com
José de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53
jose.devries@atosorigin.com