“Organon outsources global support organization to Atos Origin”

Paris, Oss, the Netherlands, 10 May, 2007

N.V. Organon, a global pharmaceutical company, and Atos Origin, an international IT services company, signed a contract for the outsourcing of the global infrastructure support services. Atos Origin will introduce and maintain uniform high-standard support services to the business operations of Organon worldwide.  

With this agreement Organon will benefit from a professionally managed 7*24 hours support organization while at the same time lowering their operational costs. Vincent van Geerestein, senior vice president Global ICT at Organon says: “Maintaining the flexibility, trust and responsiveness to the business demand of Organon forms the basis to the business relationship between Organon and Atos Origin”.
     
Ed van Nigtevecht, executive director Information Services at Organon says: “The objective of Organon with this global outsourcing contract is to establish high-standard levels of uniform support services in our business operations, while maintaining the flexibility to exclude or expand functionality in the future. We have worked before with Atos Origin on various projects and look forward to continue the cooperation on a service level basis”.

Samir El Awadi, vice president Healthcare and Pharma at Atos Origin concludes: “This outsourcing initiative is yet another significant step in Atos Origin's partnership with Organon and clearly confirms a new phase in the business relationship with the new mother company Schering-Plough. Atos Origin has a solid track record in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry and builds on its global managed operations experience. In this project we take a pragmatic approach to package-enabled process change in a regulated environment.

About Organon
Organon creates, manufactures and markets innovative prescription medicines that improve the health and quality of human life. Through a combination of innovation and business partnerships, Organon seeks to leverage its position as a leading biopharmaceutical company in each of its core therapeutic fields: fertility, gynecology and selected areas of anesthesia. It has extensive expertise in neuroscience and a rich and focused R&D program. Research areas also include immunology and specific areas of oncology. Organon products are distributed in over 100 countries worldwide, of which more than 50 have an Organon subsidiary. Organon is the human healthcare business unit of Akzo Nobel.

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.

For more information:

Ingrid Clauwaert
+ 31 30 299 5007
ingrid.clauwaert@atosorigin.com
José de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53
jose.devries@atosorigin.com

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