“Atos Origin response to expressions of interest”
Following the expressions of interest referred to in its press release dated 15th March 2007 Atos Origin today announced that its Supervisory and Management Boards have decided to explore strategic options to support the execution of the transformation plan, to further the group's development while enhancing shareholder value. Atos Origin expects the process will take place in a short timeframe in order to avoid any disruption to its operations. The Group has retained Rothschild and Goldman Sachs as its financial advisors in this process. Atos Origin cautions that this exploration of strategic options may or may not lead to a transaction and that the Group remains focused on the execution of the transformation plan as a means of creating value for shareholders regardless of the outcome of this process. The Group does not intend to disclose developments regarding this process unless and until the Supervisory and Management Boards have approved a specific transaction or decided to terminate that process.
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.
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