“Appointment of Ms. Valérie Bernis as member of the Board of Directors of Atos SE”
Paris, April 16, 2015
Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that the Board of Directors of Atos SE met yesterday, and upon recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, decided to proceed to the appointment of Ms. Valérie Bernis as Director. This follows the sale by the investment fund PAI of almost its entire residual stake in Atos, which resulted in Mr. Michel Paris' resignation from his mandate as Director of the company Atos SE at the end of the Board of Directors' meeting held on March 26, 2015.
Valérie Bernis is appointed Director for the remaining period of Michel Paris's term, i.e. until the end of the General Meeting convened in 2017 to approve the 2016 financial statements. This appointment shall be subject to the ratification of the Annual Combined General Shareholders' Meeting of Atos SE to be held on May 28, 2015.
Valérie Bernis is Executive Vice President responsible for Corporate Communications, Marketing and Sustainable Development at Suez Environnement Company. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of Euro Disney, Suez Environnement Company and l'Occitane. She was also Director of Bull (2010 to 2013), and Cegid (2012 to 2013).
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.
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