“Highways Agency chooses Atos Origin to manage IT infrastructure and Applications”

London, 3 January 2008

To help deliver an efficient and sustainable road network Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has won a five year contract worth £75 million with the Highways Agency, an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport that is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network of England.

Through outsourcing its IT infrastructure to Atos Origin, the Agency hopes to save a minimum 15% of their annual IT budget. Atos Origin will manage and transform the Agency's IT infrastructure and applications including on-going support of a large, complex suite of back office applications. Under the contract, the IT infrastructure and 120 staff will transfer to Atos Origin.

As part of the transformation programme, Atos Origin will deploy its award-winning managed desktop platform: Atos Workplace Solutions. This further automates the deployment and management of the client environment across all of the Highways Agency, enabling software to be uploaded and problems to be solved remotely. It also provides flexible access to corporate resources from desktop and mobile devices.

“This contract consolidates Atos Origin's position as leading provider to both the UK Public Sector and the Transport industry,” said Anne Ware, head of Public Sector at Atos Origin. “We are committed to delivering sustainable services to our clients and will work with the Highways Agency to ensure that technology enables them to meet their business aspirations.”

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.

For more information, please contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com