“Atos Origin and Dresdner Bank new partners for Application Management”

Frankfurt, October 8th, 2007

Atos Origin, an international IT services provider, will take over large parts of the central applications of Dresdner Bank. As part of the contract signed between the two companies, more than 200 IT experts from Dresdner Bank will be transferred to Atos Origin.

„The excellent competences of Dresdner Bank within application management of banking systems are a perfect fit to our strengths. They are important for our growth strategy in the financial services sector – in particular in Germany“, says Philippe Germond, Chairman of Atos Origin. The company is the IT services provider for numerous top banks and insurances. Atos Origin employs more than 50,000 people and is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe.

„This partnership is an important step towards strengthening our application development“, says Dr. Friedrich Wöbking, member of Dresdner Bank's management board. The long term collaboration of both companies will pave the way for reacting faster, more efficiently and more flexible to new requirements in IT banking.

Atos Origin takes over the maintenance and development of IT applications within private and business banking of Dresdner Bank. As part of a seven-year agreement, more than 200 IT experts will be transferred to Atos Origin. They will be integrated into the competence centre Financial Services in Germany.

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 over 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 Origin Press Contact
Katrin Morhenne
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Email: katrin.morhenne@atosorigin.com