“Atos Origin wins 2008 Sesames Award for its innovative solution « Fast booking on ATM »”

Cartes 2008 Trade Show / Paris, 4 November 2008

Allows users to book and purchase tickets on ATMs 24/7

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, has won the 2008 Sesames Award for Best e-transactions Application for its innovative “Fast Booking on ATM” solution. This innovation allows users to book and purchase event tickets on an ATM and also gives banks a quick and simple way to turn their ATMs into a key sales channel.

Organized as part of the Cartes and Identification 2008 trade show, the Sesames Awards are the world reference for smartcard manufacturers and an undisputed label of innovation. On Monday 3 November, ten innovative solutions received Sesames Awards during the ceremony organized at the Pavillon Gabriel in Paris.

The 2008 Sesames Awards recognized Atos Worldline's “Fast Booking on ATM” as the year's best application in the e-transactions category. Developed using Web 2.0 technologies, “Fast Booking on ATM” makes it possible for users to book and purchase event tickets on an ATM. In just minutes, customers can select and pay for tickets and print a receipt with all the necessary information.

Atos Worldline's solution also gives banks a way to develop their ATM base, which was primarily designed for banking transactions, and provides ticket bookers with a new distribution tool that makes their services even more accessible. Lastly, users benefit from the convenience of 24/7 availability.

Winning this Award for the second consecutive year highlights the expertise of Atos Worldline's teams in developing innovative solutions and demonstrates the Company's commitment to continuous innovation. Atos Worldline is exhibiting at this year's International Cartes & Identification event, from 4 to 6 November 2008 in Paris Villepinte – Parc des Expositions. On Booth 4N002, Atos Worldline will showcase its latest innovative solutions in contactless technologies, mobility and payment.

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.

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company
Atos Worldline is a major European IT player in the processing of high-volume electronic transactions. It specialises in end-to-end payment services including issuing, acquiring and developing payment technology solutions; card processing; CRM & eServices (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of EUR 654 million and employs over 4,000 people.

Press contact
Emilie Moreau - +33 1 55 91 24 74 – emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com