“Bayer Business Services awards IT outsourcing contract Atos”

Berlin, 22 December

Reducing operating costs and improving quality of service Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that it has signed a global seven year contract with Bayer Business Services GmbH, the global competence center of the Bayer Group for IT and business services.

“Our possibilities to reach economies of scale are limited and the internal costs are too high, thus we decided to outsource particular services like end-user support and helpdesk support in Germany to an established IT service provider”, said Daniel Hartert, CIO of the Bayer group and CEO of Bayer Business Services. “I am convinced that Atos is the right partner for us”.

Atos will take over full management of the defined IT services from Bayer Business Services from April 2012.

“This is a major deal for Atos in Germany, consolidating our position as a top three IT services player in the German market,” said Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos. “Our business technologists have the industry expertise and experience to drive innovation that will enable Bayer Business Services to optimise its IT-infrastructure and ensure it meets the business requirements of the Bayer Group today and tomorrow.”

In Germany Atos has 10.000 employees and is the biggest business unit by revenue within the Atos group. Atos is the leading provider of professional services to manufacturing and natural resources in Western Europe, and a major player worldwide.


About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2010 pro forma revenues of EUR 8.6 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting and Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

About Bayer Business Services
Bayer Business Services is the global competence center of the Bayer Group for IT and business services. The focus is on services in the core areas of IT infrastructure and applications, procurement and logistics, human resources and management services, and finance and accounting. Stages of value creation range from consulting through the development and implementation of system solutions to business process outsourcing, the handling of entire business processes. In fiscal 2010 Bayer Business Services employed a worldwide workforce of 6,457 people and achieved sales of EUR 1,091 million. Bayer Business Services has its head office in Leverkusen, Germany. Its chief international offices are located in Pittsburgh, São Paulo, Hong Kong, Newbury, Mumbai, Barcelona, Singapore and Berlin.

Press contact Atos:
Stefan Pieper
Tel: 0049-201-4305-9159
E-Mail: stefan.pieper@atos.net

Press contact Bayer Business Services:
Jan Schüttler
Tel: 0049-214-30- 46309
E-Mail: jan.schuettler@bayer.com