“Rabo Vastgoed Group outsources IT services management to Atos Origin”

Hoevelaken/Utrecht, 24 November 2008

Rabo Vastgoed Group, an international real estate organisation, and Atos Origin, an international IT services company, have signed an agreement for the outsourcing of the Rabo Vastgoed Group's IT infrastructure in the Netherlands. By outsourcing the management of IT services, Rabo Vastgoed Group is able to guarantee high-level quality, realize cost savings and anticipate new market developments. The term of the contract is five years.

The agreement between Rabo Vastgoed Group and Atos Origin forms part of a wider outsourcing of the IT infrastructure to a total of three parties. Atos Origin is responsible for the IT service desk, office IT and computer centre services of Rabo Vastgoed Group. Rabobank Group IT, Rabobank's own IT group, will be responsible for housing the central IT infrastructure and a third supplier will take care of services in the area of telephony and networks. In addition, the IT services provider will have operational control of these other services to be outsourced.

Changing customer needs
"Thanks to this outsourcing we are able to ensure the quality of our IT service at a cost level that is in line with the market. What's more, this makes Rabo Vastgoed Group very well equipped to respond early to changing customer needs,” says Jos van Lange, Chief Financial and Risk Officer of Rabo Vastgoed Group. "Rabo Vastgoed Group wants to strengthen its leading position in the real estate market and optimal use of IT plays a crucial part in this."

Rob Pols, CEO at Atos Origin in the Netherlands: "We are proud that Rabo Vastgoed Group has chosen Atos Origin as the managed service management and integrator party for its IT infrastructure. This agreement demonstrates that we possess the expertise and experience necessary to manage and implement large-scale and complex IT. In the last few months both organisations have worked together in a highly constructive manner and I have every faith that we will make a valuable contribution to the ambitions of Rabo Vastgoed Group."

The outsourcing by Rabo Vastgoed Group is being managed by BlinkLane Consulting.

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.

About Rabo Vastgoed Group
Rabo Vastgoed Group (formerly Rabo Bouwfonds) is an international real estate organisation with three core activities that focus on real estate: development, finance and investment management. Rabo Vastgoed Group operates in both the private and the business sector and ranks among the biggest real estate organisations in Europe.

For further information:

Atos Origin Rabo Vastgoed Group
Erica Prins Viola Teepe
+31 6 30 43 73 29 + 31 33 2539226
erica.prins@atosorigin.com viola.teepe@rabobouwfonds.nl