“Atos Origin strengthens UK payments business”

London, 19th October 2009

fuelGenie - a new payment service providing businesses with an easier way to pay less for fuel

Atos Origin, an international IT services company and European leader in electronic payments and hi-tech transactional services, today launched fuelGenie - the first ever business fuel card exclusively for use at multiple supermarket forecourts.

fuelGenie card

Accepted at around 1,000 Morrisons and Tesco forecourts, fuelGenie provides an easy way for businesses of all sizes to pay less for fuel; helping them to reduce their costs in today's tough economic climate.

“Building on our unique experience in payment processing and card management, the launch of fuelGenie today represents a major step in our strategy to further strengthen our successful payments business and increase our revenue from transactional based services,” said Keith Wilman, UK CEO for Atos Origin. “With the launch of fuelGenie, we are providing a more cost effective business fuel card that will enable the supermarkets to increase sales while reducing costs.”

Atos Origin has designed, built and will run fuelGenie including the application process for new cards, credit checking, card despatch, invoice and customer service.

“At Morrisons, we are delighted to be backing the new fuelGenie card, which offers an even more convenient service for business drivers,” said Ahmed Mulla, Forecourt Operations Manager at Morrisons. “Supermarket fuel has always represented value for money and now with fuelGenie, our customers will have even more choice when it comes to refuelling.”

“Tesco is delighted to further strengthen its relationship with Atos Origin and be part of fuelGenie,” said Peter Cattell, Category Director at Tesco Petrol & Tobacco. “fuelGenie provides our business customers with greater choice and the confidence to know that wherever their drivers are, they are always within close reach of a participating filling station and so have easy access to low priced fuel.”

Processing more than 20 billion electronic transactions worldwide, 400 million in the UK and over 90 million related to fuel cards, Atos Origin has the experience and expertise to deliver the first ever business fuel card exclusively for use at multiple supermarket forecourts. It has been operating fuel card programmes for the UK's leading supermarkets for 14 years as well as managing business private label card services for a number of clients including Whitbread Premier Inn.

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 fuelGenie
fuelGenie is the first ever business fuel card exclusively for use at multiple supermarket forecourts providing an easy way for businesses of all sizes to pay less for fuel. Today, it is accepted at around 1,000 Morrisons and Tesco stores across the country. fuelGenie has been designed, built and will be run by Atos Origin, an international IT services company. Fore more information, visit: http://www.fuelgenie.co.uk/

For more information, please contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com