“Press Release 19th October 2006”

Paris, 19 October 2006

Following suppositions relative to discussions on a potential takeover of Atos Origin, which certain media are reporting, the Company wishes to clarify the fact that it is frequently subject to contacts with both industrial companies and equity funds, and that there are currently no active discussions which could be considered an agreement or justify any announcement.

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 more than EUR 5 billion and it employs over 46,000 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.

Contact for Press:
Marie-Tatiana Collombert, Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 91 26 33, marie-tatiana.collombert@atosorigin.com

Contact for Investors:
Virginia Jeanson, Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 91 26 32, virginia.jeanson@atosorigin.com
Bertrand Labonde, Tel : +33 (0) 1 5591 24 45, bertrand.labonde@atosorigin.com