“Arnaud Ruffat appointed CEO and Managing Director for Atos Origin in Italy”

Milano/Rome, 20 December 2006

Arnaud Ruffat has been appointed CEO and Managing Director for Italy, at Atos Origin, an international information technology services company. He will be reporting directly to Dominique Illien, CEO Southern Europe and Member of the Management Board of Atos Origin. In his new position, he will be responsible for leading the Italian activities and strengthen the company's positioning in this market.

"I am delighted to join the Italian activities and take on the challenge to further develop our business in a strategic European market for the Group,” says Arnaud Ruffat. ”Atos Origin in Italy can leverage on a wide range of competences and a solid client base, thus positioning the company as one of the top player in the Italian ICT services market.

Arnaud Ruffat and his team's responsibility will be to further strengthen the Group's positioning in Managed Operations, Consulting and Systems Integration by continuing the development of close business relationships with international and national clients, and to increase profitability. His proven competencies in IT business processes and his background in international environments provide Atos Origin in Italy with a significant added value.

Arnaud Ruffat (44) has been working in the IT sector for over 20 years. He began his career at Bull in Argentina in 1986. He joined the Atos Origin Group in 1988 and held various management positions within the company, including Group's Business Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Business Unit Manager. In 2003, he was appointed CEO Managed Services, the outsourcing business of Atos Origin in France, with 4,400 employees.

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.

For more information:
Paola Sinigaglia
Tel: +39 (0)2 667 222 09
Email: paola.sinigaglia@atosorigin.com

Emilie Moreau
Tel: +33 (0)1 55 91 24 74
Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com