“Atos Origin Selected as Infrastructure Outsourcing partner for City of Fort Wayne and Allen County Indiana”

Fort Wayne, IN., 23 October 2008

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, has been selected by the city of Fort Wayne and the county of Allen, Indiana for an information technology outsourcing contract.

As part of the contract, Atos Origin will provide service based IT outsourcing including desktop support, server management, help desk, application development and maintenance, and network.

"We are excited to work with the city and county to advance their IT services and infrastructure in a strategic manner by leveraging our best of breed experience. Atos Origin is fully aligned with the strategic objectives of continuous improvement, high performance, and innovation as defined by the local government leadership," said Paul Stewart, Executive Vice President and CEO, Atos Origin North America.

The contract is valued at $23.7 million over a five-year term with the potential for three one-year options to the Atos Origin Managed Operations division.

"Atos Origin placed first in technical quality score throughout each round of the proposal process,” says Ed Steenman, Director of Information Technology with Allen County Indiana. “They were chosen because of their diligence, preparation and attention to detail. We look forward to those same qualities throughout the life of the contract. Transition has already begun and the cultural fit between the city/county and the Atos Origin transition team has been great.”

“Throughout the selection process, Atos Origin presented the best combination of operational efficiency and strategic planning. Our departments are excited about the possibilities of our new partnership,” James Haley, Acting CIO, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Atos Origin will be diligent in their desire to retain current employees, hire local employees, and to support local Indiana business partnership opportunities where possible.

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 $8.3 billion and it employs 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.

For more information:
Rachel Macik, Marketing Communications Manager, North America
rachel.bankston@atosorigin.com
(713) 513-3203