“Atos Receives 2012 SAP® Pinnacle Award as Sustainability Partner of the Year”

Paris, 11 April 2012

Prestigious Global Partner Awards Presented to “Best of the Best” SAP Partners

Delivering Outstanding Value to Customers Across Wide Variety of Categories Atos, an international IT services company, today announced it is the recipient of a 2012 SAP® Pinnacle award as the Sustainability Partner of the Year. SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to the top SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP (NYSE: SAP) and driving customer success. Winners were selected based on over 150 nominations in 22 categories received from partners and SAP employees.

“We are delighted to have won the 2012 SAP Pinnacle award in the sustainability category,” said Philippe Mareine, EVP general secretary, in charge of Corporate and Social Responsibility at Atos. “This award recognizes Atos and SAP's shared vision to improve the sustainability of both our internal operations and those of our customers. At Atos we believe that IT is a key engine for sustainable growth and progress for companies, organizations and society at large.”

The SAP Pinnacle awards recognize the leading SAP partners across a wide variety of categories, including resellers, OEMs, sustainability, technology, support, services and outsourcing. They underscore SAP's commitment to a sound ecosystem strategy, which SAP recognizes as a key driver in delivering unmatched value to customers and enabling SAP to reach its business goals.

“As a winner of a 2012 SAP Pinnacle award, we recognize and congratulate Atos for its outstanding achievement in delivering strong value to our mutual customers and for its commitment to partnering with SAP,” said Eric Duffaut, president, Global Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. “SAP has chosen to be an open innovator, with customers' success as the ultimate goal. Through close collaboration with our expanding partner ecosystem, SAP provides customers with choice and value second to none. Together, we help our customers adopt innovations easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and ultimately run better with SAP solutions.”

With this award, SAP recognizes Atos' proven track record in support of SAP sustainability solutions and thought leadership. The award-winning iEHS iPad application for the SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management application (search for iEHS on Apple's App Store) and its QuickStart offering in support of the SAP BusinessObjects™ Sustainability Performance Management analytic application are two examples of unique, industry-leading offerings available from Atos. These are complemented by Atos' broad portfolio of fixed-price, rapid-implementation services for SAP sustainability and compliance products suitable for organizations of all sizes across all sectors.

Atos announced its strengthened collaboration in sustainability with SAP last year by rolling out SAP BusinessObjects Sustainability Performance Management to its offices across 48 countries to help achieve its sustainability goals. With this solution, Atos can more quickly and cost-effectively collect relevant information, compile disclosures and create reports that help ensure its operations map to corporate social responsibility objectives. Atos offers this service to its customers worldwide, and a first contract for implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Sustainability Performance Management was signed recently with Grifols, a Spanish multinational pharmaceutical company.

As a recipient of a 2012 SAP Pinnacle award, Atos has also been invited to participate in the SAP Leadership Forum at SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP's international customer conference being held in Orlando, Fla., May 14 – 16. During the forum, winners will receive their 2012 SAP Pinnacle awards. The SAP Leadership Forum will bring together an exclusive group of executives from SAP's top customers, prospects and partner organizations, providing an opportunity to network and exchange business ideas. Visit Atos at SAPPHIRE NOW, where it will be exhibiting in booth 2309.

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 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 & Transports; 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 and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.


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