“Atos Origin chosen by DSM as global strategic IT services partner till 2013”

Utrecht, 12 April 2007

Master Agreement strengthens partnership between Atos Origin and DSM

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, and DSM, a worldwide organization in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals, have signed a Master Agreement for the delivery of IT services until the end of 2013. This agreement positions Atos Origin as a global strategic partner for the total scope of IT services and underlines the degree of trust and close long-term collaboration between the two companies.

The following contracts are part of this umbrella agreement:

  • The Resourcing Master Agreement - appoints Atos Origin as one of the preferred suppliers for the global delivery of IT staff around the globe for IT-related projects and services in domains such as SAP. This contract, which runs for three years, also includes business consultancy services, Enterprise Content Management, systems integration and infrastructure.
  • Delivery of Value Added Network & Security services (VANS) - a three-year contract which provide DSM globally users with network related security services. VANS offers users and trusted parties secure and controlled access from the public Internet to internal resources on the DSM Global Network (DGN) and from the DGN to the Internet.

Agreement is of strategic importance
Our customer-supplier collaboration with Atos Origin related to IT services has been excellent over the past year and we see IT as a critical support function for the realization of DSM's strategy. These were the underlying reasons to formalize our partnership in a Master Agreement,” according to Jo van den Hanenberg, Executive Vice President and CIO at DSM.

Wilbert Kieboom, Management Board Member and CEO Northern Europe at Atos Origin concludes: “ DSM and Atos Origin have already cooperated for many years in the areas of datacenter hosting, infrastructure and application management, and today's agreement recognizes our effective collaboration in the past. We are convinced that Atos Origin can deliver a valuable contribution to help DSM advance its business and meet its strategic goals through the provision of consulting and IT services”.

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.

About DSM
DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company creates innovative products and services that help improve the quality of life. DSM's products are used in a wide range of end markets and applications such as human and animal nutrition and health, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM's strategy, named Vision 2010 – Building on Strengths, focuses on accelerating profitable and innovative growth of the company's specialties portfolio. Market-driven growth, innovation and increased presence in emerging economies are key drivers of this strategy. The group has annual sales of over EUR 8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

For more information, please contact:

Klaas Bos, Communications Manager DSM Corporate ICT
Telephone: +31 46 477 04 18; e-mail: klaas.bos@dsm.com

Marianne Hewlett, Senior Vice President Global Marketing Communications Atos Origin
Telephone: +31 30 299 50 06; e-mail: marianne.hewlett@atosorigin.com

José de Vries, Global Public Relations Manager
Telephone: + 33 1 55 91 24 53, e-mail : jose.devries@atosorigin.com