“Atos Origin and Postbank extend card processing contract”

Frankfurt/Main, Germany – 15 April 2009

Long-term business partnership / Large volume card processing capabilities

Atos Worldline, the European expertise of Atos Origin in electronic payments and transactions, and Deutsche Postbank AG, one of Germany's leading retail banks, announce the extension of their card processing contract for the further five years until 2013. In addition to the extension of this long-term business relationship (since 1997) between both companies, Atos Worldline has also been entrusted with the technical processing of all Postbank's Platinum Card launched recently by the German bank.

The service agreement covers technical processing of the Platinum Card, and also handling of a wide range of Visa card products (Visa and MasterCard, Visa Card GOLD, Visa Motiv card, Visa Shopping Card and Visa Card Prepaid products). This means that Atos Worldline is now processing a total of around one million cards on behalf of Postbank.

Eight years ago, Atos Worldline supported Postbank with the introduction of paperless business processes. Since 2001, Postbank is using a product developed by Atos Worldline for the provision of credit card information via internet. Thus, credit cardholders have online access to their credit card accounts. 40 % of all cardholders already use this kind of service.

The key points helping us to come to our decision to extend the contract were, on the one hand, the many years of trusted cooperation between us; on the other hand, we were impressed by the company's strong performance in product innovation”, said Holger Krauße, Head of Card Business at Postbank.

In our business with our clients, our strengths rely on our tried-and-tested solutions and expertise, but also on the continuity of the contractual relationship. This is a decisive factor for enduring business success. We are very pleased with Postbank's decision and look forward to our future cooperation”, stated Thomas Maaß, Director Banking & Finance Central Europe at Atos Worldline.

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. 

About Atos Worldline
Atos Worldline is the European leader in electronic payments and transactions delivering innovative solutions to advance its clients' businesses. It specialises in end-to end payment services (issuing, acquiring, payment solutions and card processing), services for financial markets as well as CRM and eServices (Internet, voice and mobile solutions). Every year Atos Worldline wins prestigious market awards in recognition of its continuous commitment to research and development of leading edge solutions. Awarded solutions cover expertise in areas such as mobile payments, secure IPTV, online CRM, paperless solutions. A 100% subsidiary of Atos Origin, Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of around €800 million and employs over 4,800 people in Europe. For more information, please visit: http://www.atosworldline.com/

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Emilie Moreau
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