“Atos Origin and Engineering in preliminary discussions concerning the operations of Atos Origin in Italy”

Paris, 28 September 2007

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica s.p.a, have entered into exploratory discussions relating to the operations of Atos Origin in Italy. Definitive agreement has not been reached, nor decision taken but as currently contemplated, Atos Origin would contribute its Italian operations to Engineering in exchange for shares in Engineering Ingegneria Informatica s.p.a. Atos Origin would then become a minority shareholder of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica s.p.a which has its headquarters in Rome and is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.

The transaction would create an IT leader in Italy. The companies would enter into an Alliance Agreement allowing both companies to serve their Italian and International customers via the global capacity created by the Alliance.

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.

Contact for investors:
Gilles Arditti, Tel: + 33 (0) 1 55 91 28 83, gilles.arditti@atosorigin.com

Contact for press:
Marie-Tatiana Collombert, Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 91 26 33, marie-tatiana.collombert@atosorigin.com

About Engineering
Founded in 1980 in Padua, Engineering is one of the major Italian groups operating the field of Information Technology and strategic consulting services. With about 3900 employees, 30 branches, including Dublin and Brussels, total revenues of about 426 million euro, the Engineering group is active in the finance sector, telecoms, industry and services, central and local public administration, defence, healthcare and utilities. In 2004-2006, the company the company invested 7% of its total revenues in R&D activities, taking part in all major European projects of software engineering, playing a primary role within international enterprises groupings. Currently there are 25 live research projects and more than 50 domestic and international partners collaborating with Engineering in a European research context.

Contact for investors:
Niccolò Bossi, Tel: + 39 (02) 02-89 16 74 56, niccolo.bossi@eng.it

Contact for press:
Costanza Amodeo, Tel: +39 (06), costanza.amodeo@eng.it

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