“Diego Pavía appointed new chairman of the AEC (Spanish Consultancy Association)”

Madrid, 26 June 2006

On 31 May 2006, the General Meeting of AEC appointed a new 10-member management board. For the forthcoming two-year term, its members will be constituted from the consultancy firms Accenture, Atos Origin, Cap Gemini, DMR, IBM, Indra, Getronics, Soluziona, Steria and T-Systems. In its first meeting on 8 June, the management board appointed Diego Pavía as chairman.

Diego Pavía Bardají, 43 years old and from Madrid, holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Madrid Higher Technical College of Industrial Engineering. He has devoted his entire career to consultancy. In 1991, he joined Sema Group sae, where he held various national and international management positions. Following the merger of Sema Group with Schlumberger Limited in May 2001, Mr. Pavía was appointed international vice-chairman of the energy & utilities global business unit, and then became global chairman for energy & utilities, overseeing a group of more than 2000 professionals specialising in the energy sector. In February 2002, Diego Pavía became managing director for Spain and Portugal for all of SchlumbergerSema's business in the sector. Following SchlumbergerSema's buy-out by Atos Origin in 2004, he then became Atos Origin's managing director for Spain and Portugal, which is his current position.

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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