“Winfried Holz appointed new CEO at Atos Origin Germany and Central Europe”

Essen, 7 October 2008

Winfried Holz has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for Germany and Central Europe at the international IT services company Atos Origin. Effective from November 1st, he will be responsible for the company's business in Germany, Austria and Poland. He will become a member of the Group's Executive Committee and will be reporting directly to Philippe Germond, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO.

Winfried Holz will follow Peter ‘t Jong who will go back to the Netherlands due to a case of illness in his family. Peter ‘t Jong will stay with Atos Origin and take on an executive position in the Dutch organization.

Winfried Holz has a degree in industrial engineering. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT sector. His latest position was CEO at Fujitsu Services Germany. Before that, he had been responsible for the worldwide solution business of Siemens Business Services.

“Winfried Holz is a strongly recognized leader in the IT services market“, says Philippe Germond, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO. „Germany is the second largest IT services market in Europe and a priority growth market for the Atos Origin Group. I am delighted to welcome Winfried in my management team. I would also like to warmfully thank Peter ´t Jong for his engagement in the German organization. We will continue our good collaboration.“

“I am looking forward to the new challenges lying ahead of me at Atos Origin”, says Winfried Holz. “Our goal for the next few years will be to expand the market position in Germany and Central Europe.”

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is one of the world's leading international information technology services companies. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues total more than €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.

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