“Arnaud Ruffat Appointed to Head Atos Origin in France”

Paris - July 30, 2008

Arnaud Ruffat has been appointed CEO of Atos Origin in France. He replaces Didier Zeitoun, who has decided to pursue other career opportunities. Arnaud Ruffat becomes member of the Executive Committee.

“In his new position, Arnaud Ruffat will pursue synergies between the different activities in France, increase profitability and support the Group's globalization/ off-shoring strategy in line with the transformation plan of the Group,” said Philippe Germond, Chairman of Atos Origin. “His experience and understanding of the Group ensure his future success, and he has my full confidence and support.”

Arnaud Ruffat, 46, has more than 20 years' experience in information technology services. He began his career with Bull in Argentina in 1985. In 1988, he joined Atos Origin, holding various management-level positions within the company, notably finance director and operations director. In 2003, he was appointed head of Atos Origin's outsourcing business in France. In 2006, he was chosen to head Atos Origin in Italy, where he helped to turn the Group's operations around.

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 revenue is EUR 5.8 billion and it employs 50,000 professionals 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.

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