“Aquarelle.com renews contract with Atos Origin for remote payment transactions”

Paris, May 26, 2010

A major breakthrough in Belgium's remote payments market

Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos Origin's expertise in hi-tech transactional services, and Aquarelle.com, the flower delivery specialist, announce the renewal of their remote payment processing contract. Aquerelle is a long-standing client of the Atos Worldline Sips secure multichannel payment solution for its remote payment transactions in France, UK, Germany and the Netherlands. This new contract covers all these markets in addition to a new market, Belgium.

Atos Worldline is now in charge of the secure processing of virtually all Aquarelle.com's remote payment transactions, which represents tens of thousands of payments every month. Atos Worldline thus confirms significant growth in its activity in the Belgian remote payments market, following recent other contracts signed with e-merchants in the leisure, public transport and catering sectors.

We renewed our trust in Atos Worldline and decided to entrust them with the majority of our remote payment transactions, including our Belgian transactions,” says Mr Aubin from Aquarelle.com. “Over the past years, Atos Worldline, our long-standing partner in other European Countries, has responded to our needs and accompanied our development, that's why we naturally decided to extend our cooperation.”

Atos Worldline's Sips solution provides the market with new added-value services such as payment via voice interface, automation of payments and operations, or highly developed reporting, and all this at highly competitive rates.

Belgium's remote payment market continues to expand rapidly and, in 2009, Atos Worldline estimated its value at around 950 million Euros. In Belgium, the majority of e-commerce transactions use 3-D Secure's dynamic authentication. The widely-used national card, Bancontact/Mistercash, has become an indispensable means of payment which e-merchants must accept.

Atos Worldline Sips secure multichannel payment solution processes more than €16 billion electronic transactions each year in Europe. The Sips platform supports all methods of payment including those via the Internet, mobile phone and secure IVR. It also helps to combat fraud and offers cardholders maximum protection, thanks to its tailored authentication and scoring solutions. In 2009, it renewed its Level 1 PCI DSS certification from Visa & Mastercard, thus guaranteeing the highest level of security for payment transactions.

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 5.1 billion and it employs 49,000 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 €844 million and employs over 4,800 people in Europe. For further information, please visit: http://www.atosworldline.com/

Press contact:
Emilie Moreau
+33 (0)1 55 91 24 74
emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com