“Wolfgang Sturm appointed Chief Operation Officer for Atos Origin in Germany & Central Europe”

Essen, 13 September 2006

Wolfgang Sturm (57) has been appointed Chief Operation Officer (COO) of Atos Origin in Germany and Central Europe, including activities in Austria, Switzerland and Poland. He will report directly to Dominique Illien, Member of the Management Board of Atos Origin, responsible for Germany and Central Europe region.

Wolfgang Sturm was previously responsible for the IT outsourcing business of Atos Origin in Germany as Senior Vice President Managed Operations. Significant contracts have been signed recently in this business area, with the mobile telephone provider E-Plus, the pay TV channel Premiere and Symrise, the producer of fragrances and flavours.

Wolfgang Sturm and his team's objective is to continue Atos Origin past year's successful growth in Managed Operations, Consulting and Systems Integration by further developing its close business relationships with national and international customers. In 2005 the company nearly doubled sales in the Germany & Central Europe region to EUR 562 million.

Wolfgang Sturm has been working in the IT sector for over 25 years. Before joining the Atos Origin Group, he was managing director of ITELLIUM Systems & Services GmbH, with responsibilities for KarstadtQuelle AG's IT infrastructure. Previous positions include Managing Director of Ratinger Mannesmann TeleCommerce GmbH and Vodafone Information Systems GmbH. As CIO of Deutsche Bank AG until 1999, he was responsible for the global development of applications for the retail and private banking business. And previously Head of the Financial Institutions Systems Development department at Nixdorf Computer AG.

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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