“Announcement of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio”

Paris/Rio, 2nd October 2009

Atos Origin, Worldwide Information technology (IT) Partner and Top Partner of the Olympic Games is pleased with the announcement of Rio as host city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. After Vancouver in 2010 and London in 2012, Atos Origin will serve as the IT systems integrator for the Sochi Games in 2014 in Russia and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016 in Rio.

Atos Origin agreement with the Olympic Games is the largest sports related information technology contract ever awarded covering the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City in 2002, Athens in 2004, Torino in 2006, Beijing in 2008, Vancouver in 2010, London in 2012, Sochi in 2014 and Rio in 2016.

Atos Origin integrates, manages and secures the vast IT system that relays competition results and information about athletes in less than 0.3 seconds to spectators and media around the world. This project is one of the most mission critical IT projects in terms of data security, fixed budgets and an unmovable deadline.

As part of its mission for the Olympic Games, Atos Origin is committed to delivering excellence and will continue to further improve services from one Olympiad to the next. Thanks to the experience that the Atos Origin team has acquired, together with high levels of professionalism and expertise, it is ideally placed to deal with the complexity of such a large-scale project. Following each Game, Atos Origin ensures that expertise, processes, technologies and people are transferred from one Olympiad to the next. All of this experience is then shared with Atos Origin's other clients across all business sectors.

In Brazil, Atos Origin has been present for over 19 years and currently employs 1,500 people in consulting, managed operations and systems integration, focusing on an end-to-end service model to “design, build and operate” IT solutions for key clients in such industries as manufactory, telecommunications, energy and finance. In July 2007 Atos Origin served as prime technology partner of the Rio 2007 XV Pan American Games. Atos Origin was responsible for the integration of all technology partners for the design, build, and operation of the critical IT infrastructure and systems that ensured the smooth and secure running of the Rio 2007 Games.

“We would have been happy with any of the choices, but the selection of Rio as host city for the 2016 Olympic Games is very welcomed by Atos Origin. After the successful IT delivery at the Games in Salt Lake City in 2002, Athens in 2004, Turin in 2006 and Beijing in 2008, the Atos Origin IT teams are already ready for Vancouver 2010 and preparing London 2012. This highly visible project will contribute to enhance the image of Atos Origin to a worldwide audience and more particularly of existing and future staff, clients in Brazil”, declares Diego Pavia CEO of Atos Origin in Spain and Latin America.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company delivering business outcomes globally, providing high-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations. 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 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.

For further information
Marie-Tatiana Collombert - Tel: +33 1 55 91 26 33 - marie-tatiana.collombert@atosorigin.com