“Atos Origin and Landesbank Berlin extend 25 years of successful and innovative cooperation”

Frankfurt/Main, 20 September 2010

Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos Origin expertise in Hi-Tech Transactional Services, and Landesbank Berlin (LBB), announce the extension of their historic cooperation in the card business for the further five years. Atos Worldline will continue to manage the technical processing of the bank's portfolio, including all 2.2 million active credit and customer cards.

Under the terms of the contract, Atos Worldline will continue to process LBB whole card portfolio via its card management system WorldlineTMcore. This includes various product novelties and additional functions jointly developed. In all projects, Atos Worldline is in charge of the conception, consulting, development and implementation as well as of the testing and processing.

Since 1985, Atos Worldline has accompanied the development of the bank's service range, including the implementation of numerous card projects with co-branding partners, such as ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club e.V.), Air Berlin and Amazon.

"In terms of flexibility and professional implementation, Atos Worldline has convinced us again and again. As we want to extend our market leadership as the main German credit card issuer and keep leading the way for new product ideas, we need a flexible partner with great know-how as well as a high potential for innovation,", declares Hans-Jürgen Torkler, Managing Director, Landesbank Berlin AG, DirektBankService.

"As a customer who is focussed on innovation, LBB keeps creating new challenges for us, which we are happy to accept also in the future. Together we will continue to be able to develop services and products from which the entire card market is going to benefit," declares Thomas Maaß, Director Banking & Finance Central Europe at Atos Worldline.

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 Worldline 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 more information, please visit: www.atosworldline.com 

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