“Atos Origin intends to sell its B2B Software Business in Germany to Axway”

PARIS, 7 December 2006

Atos Origin has signed an agreement in order to sell its B2B Software business in Germany to Axway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sopra Group. With this operation, Atos Origin takes a further step in its strategy to focus on its core Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Operations business and is convinced that the acquisition of the B2B Software unit in Germany by Axway offers the best opportunity to further grow this business. The combination of Axway and Atos Origin B2B Software unit will create a de-facto B2B leader in Europe for managing real-time collaborations between business partners. Atos Origin B2B Software business has enjoyed great recognition from its 900 customers as a quality supplier of a large set of services that can meet all needs in the B2B area, a rapidly developing marketplace.
This project is subject to regulatory approval and should be finalized in early 2007.