“Hervé Payan joins Atos Origin as Executive Vice President Global Consulting”

Paris, May 14, 2009

Atos Origin announced today the appointment of Hervé Payan as Executive Vice President Global Consulting.

One of Hervé Payan's main objectives will be to consolidate all consulting activities into a global service line. With more than 2,500 staff globally, Atos Consulting brings an innovative approach to business processes, well-integrated supporting technologies and strategic investments in people to the telecom, manufacturing, financial services and public sector markets.

Hervé Payan is a member of Atos Origin Executive Committee and is also acting as Global Sales and Markets Executive Vice President. This appointment is in line with the strategy of globalizing the company and follows the announcement made by Thierry Breton, Atos Origin CEO and Chairman of the Board, of a new organization on February 18th. Hervé Payan reports to Gilles Grapinet, Senior Executive Vice-President of Atos Origin, in charge of Global Functions.

Hervé comes from Steria where he was Group Consulting and Business Development Director. A graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, Hervé began his career as a consultant at Arthur Andersen Management. In 1991, he moved to Singapore to work for BNP, a leading financial analyst. In 1993, he joined Capgemini as Manager in the Banking and Telecoms division. From 1997 to 2002, he was Director at the Paris office of consulting firm AT Kearney.

Before joining Steria in March 2007, he was from mid 2005, Director of the Consulting business at EDS Consulting EMEA, where he led a team of 1,200 consultants in 12 countries.

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 5,5 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.

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