“Ludo Van den Kerckhove appointed Managing Director for Atos Origin in Belgium and Luxembourg”

Zaventem, 20 December 2006

Ludo Van den Kerckhove has been appointed Managing Director for Belgium and Luxembourg at Atos Origin, an international information technology services company. In his function, Van den Kerckhove will be reporting directly to Wilbert Kieboom, CEO Northern Europe and Member of the Management Board. As a Managing Director, he will be responsible for leading the BeLux activities and consolidate the company's strong position in this market.

"I am delighted to join a group such as Atos Origin who collaborates with a broad variety of local as well as international customers and is one of the top IT services providers in Europe," says Ludo Van den Kerckhove. "I look forward to listening to my customers' challenges and realizing them in a constantly changing IT services market with an enthusiastic, experienced and highly skilled BeLux team."

Ludo Van den Kerckhove (48) has over 20 years experience in various management positions. After his study in civil electro-technical engineering at the University of Ghent, he worked for Esso, the State University Ghent and start up company InfoSystems. In 1985 he joined Electrabel where he held management positions such as General Manager for Antwerp, B2B Sales Manager for Belgium and Luxembourg and Chief Information Officer. Van den Kerckhove most recently conducted his own consultancy agency. Ludo takes on his new position as from 2nd of January.

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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