“neckermann.de cooperates with Atos Origin”

Frankfurt / Essen, July 29, 2008

Comprehensive IT service agreement signed
New IT structure supports the expansion strategy of the retail company The retail company neckermann.de GmbH has entrusted the outsourcing of its IT services to Atos Origin. For the next eight years, the international information technology service company will assume the complete data processing for the companies of neckermann.de. The contract was signed recently in Frankfurt. Under the terms of the agreement, Atos Origin has been entrusted with the outsourcing of all neckermann.de's IT services including computing centre and desktop services as well as application development and user support. Through this cooperation neckermann.de's objective is to ensure the renewal of the IT structure to support its European expansion strategy. This agreement is an important element of the recently announced restructuring measurements of neckermann.de.

Atos Origin and Neckermann have been cooperating since 2004. In addition to other services, the IT company has provided large-scale computing services at its computing centre in Essen.
"We are expanding our business in Europe", says Martin Lenz, Chief Executive Officer of neckermann.de GmbH. "For this, we need an IT structure that can be quickly, flexibly and economically adapted to our new business model". Within the framework of the outsourcing, Atos Origin will upgrade a series of existing applications and transfer them to a new structure.

"Atos Origin has a proven experience and expertise in Retail industry; with this new contract, we're faced with an exciting task", says Peter `t Jong, Chief Executive Officer of Atos Origin Germany and Central Europe. "An IT services provider can only assist in the implementation of the business strategy if it really understands the market and the needs of its customer". Atos Origin offers an entire spectrum of services for the retail market. From consultation to application management, the company provides services for retail companies throughout Europe.

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.
Contact for further information:
Atos Origin
Stefan Pieper
Tel: +49 (0)201 4305 9159
E-mail: stefan.pieper@atosorigin.com