“ThermPhos and Atos Origin enter new contract for infrastructure and SAP TAM services”

Utrecht, 3 March 2008

ThermPhos, a leading chemical company, and Atos Origin, an international IT services company, have entered into a new multi-year contract for the delivery of desktops, infrastructure and SAP Technical Application Management services. The agreement, with a term of at least three years, strengthens the existing relationship between the companies.

In this agreement flexible usage of resources are provided with which Atos Origin can support ThermPhos' dynamic growth. With a good balance between on-site and remote service provision, ThermPhos benefits from Atos Origin's scale advantages and remote management concepts, and for some services execution from best shoring locations, in particular India. This also provides optimal safeguards for local client knowledge. In order to ensure that Atos Origin's service provision remains tailored to ThermPhos' desires in the long term, clearly measurable parameters have been included in the agreement.

According to Rob de Ruiter, Director of Thermphos International BV, the new IT contract is a logical continuation of the existing relationship between Thermphos and Atos Origin. “Years ago Thermphos made the strategic choice to outsource its technical IT management to a professional partner. In particular the availability of an expert IT team on location, reinforced with remote specialists, is a guarantee for a good service level that is up to the standards and wishes of Thermphos.”

Jos Blejie, a.i. Executive Vice President Sales & Client management at Atos Origin, is thrilled with this new agreement: “This agreement underlines Atos Origin's capability of finding an optimal balance between its standardised service concepts and the custom work required to support our clients' dynamism. I'm convinced that the solutions selected and Atos Origin's commitment will provide the flexibility in the field of supporting IT required by ThermPhos to achieve its goals.'

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin, an international IT service providers, enables customers to translate their vision into results through consulting, systems integration and managed operations. Atos Origin has an annual turnover of 5.8 billion euros in forty countries and employs over 50,000 people, including around 9,000 in the Netherlands, where Atos Origin is the market leader. Atos Origin is the global information technology partner for the Olympic Games and has an international clientele. Atos Origin is listed on the Paris Eurolist Market and operates as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About Thermphos
Thermphos International B.V. is a modern multinational of phosphorus chemical products. The products are applied as ingredient in - among others - pharmaceutical -, food- and cleaning products. Its head office is based in Vlissingen and the organization has offices in Europe, Northern- and South America and Asia. Worldwide about 1,150 employees work at Thermphos International and the company has a turnover of 550 million Euro. In Vlissingen around 470 employees are involved in production, marketing, and sales of phosphor and phosphorus derivates.

Atos Origin
Erica Prins
+31 6 30 43 73 29
Thermphos International BV
Lisette van den Berg
+31 113 689603