“Atos opens new offices in Qatar to support business growth in the Middle East”

Paris, 3 October 2012

Atos, an international IT services company, has opened its new offices in Qatar. In its growing commitment to the Middle East, Atos has now established its Doha (Qatar) affiliate in order to provide its services locally and take into account cultural and geographical differences. Having operations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will enable Atos to capitalize on the predicted growth in IT investment in this region over the next few years.

The new offices in Qatar are realized thanks to a partnership between Atos and HBH, which is represented by His Excellency Hamad Bin Ali Al Hanzab. The new offices will enable the Group to bring its global IT services experience and knowledge to this part of the GCC.

The Middle-East is a priority for Atos, as its businesses are key adopters of new technologies and innovative solutions. Atos plans to partner with and invest in local companies and talent to deliver the on-shore elements of solutions and services.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO at Atos said: “ We understand the need to develop long-term, deep relationships with our customers. That is what we do globally and what we'll do in Qatar. Our global presence and expertise will allow Atos to bring its know-how in the in areas such as the Public Sector, Energy & Utility, Telecomunication & Media and the sports sector to its customers in Qatar. Atos has an ambitious growth plan and setting up new operations in Qatar is a clear example; our goal is to increase our business in this region achieving profitable growth. We look forward to working with our global and local experts to deliver the high quality services and solutions that will help organizations further accelerate business growth and stay one step ahead of the competition. Atos will deliver what it promises and what its clients in Qatar expect - a measurable, valuable business advantage”.

Atos strategy to set foot in the Middle East started in late 2010 with the establishment of Atos IT SAE in Cairo Egypt, and has other offices in Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai), and Qatar.

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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