“Monoprix to Sell Mobile Phone Top-Ups at Cash Registers for France’s Leading Mobile Phone Operators Using Atos Origin’s e-Voucher Solution”

Paris - September 12, 2007

Atos Worldline, a subsidiary of Atos Origin, has been chosen by the Monoprix retail chain to sell mobile phone top-ups in all of its nearly 300 stores across France. Used to transmit passwords to prepaid services, Atos Worldline's e-voucher solution enables retailers to print a voucher from an electronic payment terminal, cash register or computer-linked printer that customers can then use to top up their mobile phone account or access a similar prepaid service.

To extend its services offering and retain customers, Monoprix is now selling top-ups for France's main mobile phone operators. At checkout counters, customers choose a tag corresponding to the product they want. Once they have paid, they are given a voucher they use to top up their mobile phone or pay for a landline phone call, electronic game or other prepaid service.

Monoprix chose Atos Worldline's e-voucher solution because it interfaces easily with the retailer's cash register system. The store chain can now leverage the e-voucher's high-performance technology, as well as Atos Worldline's expertise, capabilities and relations with prepaid market players, notably mobile phone wholesalers.

To optimize management of the system, Monoprix has chosen to centralize purchases of codes for the different operators with a specialist wholesaler: Saf/1'Dis, a subsidiary of Altadis Distribution.
1'Dis is France's leading distributor of impulse products, services and prepaid telephone solutions with approximately 60,000 customers, of which nearly 30,000 for phone services.

Atos Worldline's e-voucher solution enables store chains and shopkeepers to provide end-users with top-up codes for prepaid phone services offered by France's three nationwide mobile phone operators, landline phone operators and new mobile phone operators, as well as passwords for WiFi, games and other types of service.
These passwords can be transmitted via:

  • An electronic payment terminal
  • A cash register
  • An e-cash server
  • A Web interface

With nearly 10,000 active sales outlets and up to 200,000 codes sold daily, Atos Worldline's e-voucher solution is positioned as the French market leader in paperless and prepaid media distributed via electronic payment terminals.

As part of its constant commitment to providing distribution networks with high-quality service, Atos Worldline is continuously investing and innovating to enhance its e-voucher solution—improving its ergonomics, shortening connection times and making it easier to integrate new services and operators.

About Monoprix
France's leading city-center retailer, Monoprix has 19,000 employees and nearly 300 stores in 85% of the country's towns and cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants. The Group reported consolidated net revenue of €3,445.6 million (IFRS) in 2006.

About Saf/1'Dis
1'Dis is France's leading distributor of impulse products, services and prepaid telephone solutions with approximately 60,000 customers, of which nearly 30,000 for phone 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 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 Worldline, an Atos Origin company
Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of high-volume electronic transactions, specialised in end-to-end payment services – issuing, acquiring and developing payment technology solutions – card processing, CRM and eServices (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode.

The acquisition and integration of Banksys and Bank Card Company in December 2006 into Atos Worldline has created a European leader in Payment Services, with combined pro forma 2006 revenues of EUR 630 million and 4,000 employees.

For more information, please contact:
Anne-Marie Capilla
Tel. +33 (0) 1 55 91 20 52
e-mail: anne-marie.capilla@atosorigin.com