“Atos Origin signs a binding agreement to acquire Siemens IT Solutions and Services”
Paris, 1 February 2011
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, announced that it has signed today with Siemens a final binding agreement to acquire Siemens IT Solutions and Services and to proceed with the global partnership announced by both companies on 15th December 2010. The conclusion of this agreement follows the issuance of the opinion by the European Works Council of Atos Origin on this transaction and the approval of the transaction by the Atos Origin Board of Directors.
Subject to customary conditions precedent, including approval from the relevant anti-trust authorities and from Atos Origin shareholders at an Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting, the transaction is expected to close by July 2011.