“Focused management board membership for Atos Origin”
Paris, 1 August 2008
Atos Origin announces the departure of Wilbert Kieboom and consequently the end of his responsibilities as Management Board member. The Group would like to thank Wilbert Kieboom for his contribution over the last eight years.
Wilbert Kieboom has expressed his desire, in alignment with the Group, to pursue other career interests.
Philippe Germond, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Atos Origin, will take over with immediate effect Wilbert Kieboom's previous responsibilities. Specifically, he will ensure operational management of all countries and service lines. Wilbert Kieboom will therefore not be replaced in the Management Board that will henceforth be composed of Philippe Germond and Eric Guilhou.
Atos Origin is continuing to grow and improve its performance, with significant contracts being signed. The new organisation structure will allow the Chairman of the Management Board, along with Eric Guilhou, to lead the operations of the Group, for the successful development of Atos Origin.
Jean-Philippe Thierry, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, declares “I am convinced the focused Management Board will successfully take advantage of such concentrated operational responsibilities.”
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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