“Lion Copolymer Selects Atos Origin for Immediate Disentanglement Transition Services”

Houston, 29 May 2007

Atos Origin responds quickly to handle SAP services for newly acquired division of Lion Copolymer

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, announced today their North America offices will deliver disentanglement services to Lion Copolymer, LLC, an affiliate of Lion Chemical Capital, LLC to integrate the services for the announced purchase of the EPDM business from the Chemtura Corporation.

The disentanglement will include provisioning a new SAP system from the existing Chemtura SAP system and integration of critical systems as well as creation of additional infrastructure such as networks and e-mail. Atos Origin was the company selected to execute immediate transfer and implementation of all services upon close of the acquisition.

“Carving out systems for M&A activity is always complex in that each deal is different and this was no exception,” says Mark Cyran, Vice President Managed Operations for Atos Origin North America. “Our dedicated teams of SAP and infrastructure experts are in place for the challenge of this quick integration.”

“Atos Origin has a proven track record with Lion Copolymer,” says Linda Philips - IT Director at Lion Copolymer. We appreciate their mid-market service model and integrated SAP services and are confident they will provide personalized service during this transition. Based on our existing relationship with Atos Origin, we can leverage synergies with existing business and help enable the benefits of the acquisition.”

Atos Origin will provide full lifecycle SAP hosting services in a very flexible model designed for the mid-market. Atos Origin is an award winning SAP hosting partner. In addition, infrastructure disentanglement will be provided which will result in a hosted e-mail solution and managed networks.

Atos Origin has more than 20 years of experience with SAP applications and is a SAP Global Services Partner, a SAP Global Hosting Partner, a member of the SAP NetWeaver® Partnership Initiative and a leading member of the Enterprise SOA adoption program. Atos Origin has more than 4,400 SAP application consultants worldwide and SAP certified data centres in all geographical regions. The group was a recipient of the prestigious 2006 Global SAP Pinnacle Award.

About Lion Copolymer, LLC
Lion Copolymer, LLC, is a leader in the manufacture of synthetic rubber with a solid reputation for quality products and services. Established in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1943, the company and its employees have successfully met the changing needs of its customers for over fifty-seven years.

Lion Copolymer Press Contact:
Peter de Leeuw
Lion Chemical Capital
+ 1 281-378-1571

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 $7.3 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. For more information, please visit the company's website at: www.na.atosorigin.com.

For more information, please contact:
Loretta Davis
+ 1 713-513-3113