“BP extends contract with Atos Origin for transaction processing services”

London – 6 March 2008

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, today announced that it has been awarded the contract to process BP's card transactions including credit, debit, loyalty, fuel and charge cards, as well as manual voucher processing services. The contract marks an extension to the services that Atos Worldline has been delivering to BP since 1991.

The scope of services covers the polling of transaction data and downloading of Hot Card files to and from EFTPOS equipment at BP's UK service stations. This includes the secure download and transfer of financial transactions and customer loyalty data. Atos Worldline also provides a service desk to support BP sites in resolving issues, such as transaction rejection and reconciliation queries.

Robert Mikan, IT Manager Retail at BP, Milton Keynes: “Atos Worldline has been managing the complete processing for BP's cards business very successfully for several years. The services are delivered by professional and helpful people and as a key supplier they are flexible, responsive and clearly understand our business needs and priorities, particularly the need to provide excellent service to our retailers. As a technology partner, they have demonstrated their ability to design, build, implement, host and support solutions to BP's requirements.

The renewal of this contract provides Atos Worldline with a sound base from which to develop our strategic relationship with BP,” said Peter Philips, Director, Atos Worldline UK. “As we move towards a more pan European payment environment, we can provide our clients with great processing capabilities that operate across all European countries.

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 5,8 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 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. It specialises in end-to-end payment services including 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.

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