“MICHELIN selects the Accenture & Atos Origin consortium as global strategic partner in R&D, Manufacturing and Business Intelligence areas”

Paris, July 18, 2008

Accenture and Atos Origin announce that Michelin gives them the applications' management of its core business: R&D, Manufacturing and Business Intelligence. Accenture and Atos Origin become Michelin's partners in building, supporting, developing and implementing these strategic applications worldwide. It is a three year contract.

The goal of this new organization is to deliver to Michelin, worldwide leader on the tire market, enhanced operating efficiency and more responsive, flexible information systems. Cost and quality performance will also be improved.

We are very proud to have been selected by Michelin as strategic partners in charge of the applicative areas of its core business. Our business skills, our innovation capabilities, our worldwide presence and our industrialized approach for the development and support of applications will help Michelin to develop worldwide and reach its objectives”, say Didier Zeitoun, CEO of Atos Origin in France and Sergio Colella, Products Lead for Accenture in Europe.

About Michelin
Michelin is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles/motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, trucks and the US space shuttle. It also offers electronic mobility support services, on ViaMichelin.com, and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 121,000 employees and operates 69 production plants in 19 different countries. (www.michelin.com)

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 180,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007. Its home page is http://www.accenture.com/.

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. (www.atosorigin.com)

Contacts presse :

Franck Bizet
01 53 23 67 14
Atos Origin
Anne de Beaumont
01 55 91 24 15
33 (0)1 45 66 22 22