“Atos Origin and ING Belgium extend their contract for payment card services”

Brussels/Paris, 22 December 2009

Historic collaboration to continue through end of 2013 Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos Origin expertise in high-tech transactional services, and ING Belgium are extending their collaboration in the payment card business until the end of 2013. In addition to existing services, including the processing of all the bank's debit and credit card payment transactions, Atos Worldline will be exploring new opportunities together with ING Belgium.

Atos Worldline services cover the processing of all ING Belgium payment transactions for their 2.3 million debit and credit cards. In addition, ING Belgium cardholders can use the Atos Worldline Card Stop services to block all of their payment cards and also access a dedicated contact center. Atos Worldline also provides efficient fraud management services.

By extending the contract with Atos Worldline, ING Belgium renews its trust in Atos Worldline services.

“The decision to extend the collaboration with Atos Worldline is a logical outgrowth of the excellent service that we and all ING clients have enjoyed for many years. Atos Worldline is a loyal partner, and like us, is highly committed to security and innovation. We therefore hope to be able to jointly develop new e-services in the future”, declares Pierre Jolie, General Manager Product Management Retail for ING Belgium.

“Together with our banking clients, we are constantly looking for the most client-friendly solution for cardholders. We are delighted to hear that ING highly values our services. We are therefore greatly looking forward to the renewed collaboration and are ready to accompany ING Belgium in the deployment of new services”, comments Dirk De Cock, CEO of Atos Worldline in Belgium.

About ING Belgium
ING Belgium offers financial products and services including banking, insurance (life, non-life) and asset management to meet the needs of 2.800.000 retailclients, corporate and institutional customers through a network of 786(*) traditional branches.

ING Belgium also operates through all kinds of direct distribution channels, with more than 827(*) Self'Bank and Home'Bank services, as well as through the ING Contact Centre. (* Figures on 31/12/2008). ING Belgium has 11.805 employees.

On top of that, ING Belgium is active on capital markets, in corporate banking and corporate finance. Those operations are conducted in close cooperation with the other ING business units or within the framework of cross-border platforms.

The other ING business units in Belgium are as follows: Record Group, ING Investment Management, ING Life/Non-Life, ING Lease, ING Car Lease, ING Real Estate and ING Commercial Finance.

ING Belgium SA/NV is a full subsidiary of ING Group N.V. ( www.ing.com), a global financial institution of Dutch origin, offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services servicing more than 85 million customers in over 40 countries worldwide.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
 
About Atos Worldline
Atos Worldline brings together Atos Origin's core expertise in hi-tech transactional services. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic transactions, Atos Worldline is specialised in electronic payment services (issuing, acquiring, terminals, card and non card payment solutions & processing), eCS (eServices for customers, citizens and communities) as well as services for financial markets. Atos Worldine on-going commitments to research and innovation enable its customers to benefit from award-winning solutions in areas such as mobile payments, secure IPTV, online CRM and paperless solutions. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of €814 million and employs over 4,800 people in Europe. For further information, please visit: www.atosworldline.com

For further information

Atos Worldline (Belgium)
Jean-Michel Dasnoy
Tel.: +32 (0)2 727 68 22
E-mail: jeanmichel.dasnoy@atosorigin.com
Atos Origin
Emilie Moreau
Tel: +33 (0)1 55 91 24 74
Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com

ING Belgium
Press Office
Tel.: +32 (0)2 547 26 37
E-mail: pressoffice@ing.be