Communication from Atos’ Board of Directors
Paris, October 24, 2019
The Board of Directors of ATOS SE took note of the announcement by the presidency of the French Republic of its proposal to nominate Mr. Thierry Breton as Commissioner representing France in the European Commission.
Consequently, Mr. Thierry Breton will give notice of his resignation from his position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ATOS SE with effect from October 31, 2019.
In accordance with the succession plan proposed by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, ATOS SE’s Board of Directors intends to separate the offices of Chairman of the Board of Directors and of Chief Executive Officer. Thus, it will appoint Mr. Elie Girard, currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer, as Chief Executive Officer with effect from November 1, 2019 and Mr. Thierry Breton as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of ATOS SE from that date and until such time as his appointment as European Commissioner is confirmed. The Board of Directors would then replace Mr. Thierry Breton by Mr. Bertrand Meunier as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of ATOS SE in accordance with the Company’s succession plan.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with over 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information technology space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education as well as multicultural and pluralistic approaches to research that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the group enables its customers, employees and collaborators, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably and confidently in the information technology space.
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