“Venda selects Atos Origin Payment solutions to support aggressive expansion plans across Europe”

London, 29 November 2007

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company and major European player in the processing of high-volume electronic transactions, is providing its Secure Internet Payment Service to Venda Limited, the European market leader for eCommerce solutions. The Atos Worldline solution is critical to Venda's pan European expansion plans providing direct links to all major European acquiring banks. 
As a key part of their growth outside of the UK, Venda needed a reliable payment services provider that could offer direct links to all major acquiring banks initially in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, with further links to Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe in the near future.

With the new solution, Venda clients, who include Crabtree & Evelyn, Panasonic and The Body Shop, will be able to ensure secure internet and card holder not present transactions for their customers across Europe. Initial roll-out of the service will be to France, Germany, Belgium and Holland with plans to extend to Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe shortly afterwards.

Atos Worldline demonstrated a core capability and proven track record in payment processing; a scaleable solution and the experience and expertise to deliver the service across Europe,” said Dan Wagner, Chairman and CEO of Venda Ltd. “All of which will ensure we have a payment infrastructure in place to offer our customers real benefit across Europe.

Under the three year contract Atos Worldline will deliver its Secure Internet Payment Service solution, providing Venda with a simple single interface that will give them payment services across Europe. This includes all major payment cards, local debit card processing in each country, ELV facilities in Germany and Mister Cash in Belgium.

We are delighted to be entering into a new business relationship with Venda and are extremely confident that our leading Secure Internet Payment Service can support Venda's rapid expansion plans across Europe,” said Peter Phillips, Business Unit Director, Electronic Payments & Card Processing, Atos Worldline in the UK.

French leader since 1996, Atos Worldline SIPS (Secure Internet Payment Service) solution is a comprehensive on line payment solution. SIPS secures e-commerce as well as mail order and telesales. With over 13,000 equipped e-commerce sites in Europe, SIPS handles more than 10 million of transactions per month. PCI DSS certified by Visa & MasterCard since February 2006, SIPS offers a service with one of the highest levels of security currently available (data protection, SSL, 3D Secure, secured servers, PCI DSS). 

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 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 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.

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company
Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of high-volume electronic transactions. It specialises in end-to-end payment services including issuing, acquiring and developing payment technology solutions; card processing; CRM and eServices (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode.

The acquisition and integration of Banksys and Bank Card Company in December 2006 into Atos Worldline has created a European leader in Payment Services, with combined pro forma 2006 revenues of EUR 630 million and 4,000 employees.

About Venda Ltd
Venda delivers on-demand eCommerce to some of the world's leading retailers and
manufacturers, including Crabtree & Evelyn, Hamleys, Panasonic, Pokémon, The Body Shop, Urban Outfitters and Xerox.

The Company's complete eCommerce platform combines flexibility, reliability and scalability with the operating advantages of an outsourced service. Multi-lingual and multi-currency capable, Venda's B2B, B2C and B2E solutions provide “best of the web” capabilities to mid-tier and Fortune 1000 companies.

Venda allows customers to reduce the risk, complexity and cost associated with
eCommerce, while empowering business users and delivering unprecedented ROI. With offices in New York, London and Bangkok, the Company is managed by a team of eCommerce veterans with more than 20 years of experience in online businesses.

For media information, please contact:

Emilie Moreau
Atos Origin
Tel: +33 (0)1 55 91 24 74
Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com

Andy Houstoun
Head of Marketing EMEA
Tel: 020 7070 7349
Email: andyhoustoun@venda.com