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Atos Origin and Euronext sign a web hosting agreement


Paris, 5 October 2006 - Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, announces the signature of a three-year contract with Euronext. As a long-standing client of Atos Origin, Euronext will be entrusting Atos Worldline with the hosting, operating and technical maintenance of its web sites aimed at both members of the public and professionals as well as with its corporate intranet. Euronext aims at responding to increases in traffic volumes and optimising its operating costs.

Euronext was searching for a service provider to support it in the deployment of its Internet services and help it to cope with the increase in traffic volumes across its web sites, which have registered a 40% increase in pages viewed since the end of 2005.

As a long-standing client of the Atos Origin group, Euronext selected Atos Worldline to manage the hosting of all its web sites on a dedicated platform, as well as their running. Previously, Atos Worldline took charge of supervising Euronext Internet sites during their migration onto its technology platform. The complexity of this project consisted in completely recreating an entire platform and migrating its data securely in a very short time-scale, while ensuring continuity of service in the meantime.

“Atos Worldline was able to meet our requirements in terms of service quality and continuity and also in terms of operating costs optimization. The expertise of our partner in dedicated hosting and its ability to consistently meet the requirements and expectations of strategic players in the operation and maintenance of their web sites, will enable us to face the major increase in traffic volumes across our web sites and meet our targets for the growth of our Internet-based services” said Gilles Tréhin, in charge of Internet infrastructures at Euronext.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are more than EUR 5,5 billion and it employs over 47,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company - Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of large-volume electronic exchanges, specialising in electronic payment services, CRM and e-services (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline has 2,600 employees in Europe and has an annual turnover of €400 million.

About Euronext
Euronext, the first pan-European exchange, results from the September 2000 merger of equity and derivatives markets in Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris. BVLP, the Portuguese exchange and LIFFE, the international derivatives exchange, joined Euronext in 2002. Euronext offers services that include listing of financial instruments, trading in securities and derivatives, data dissemination and IT support. Measured by value and number of trades processed through its central order book, Euronext is the largest cash equity market in Europe. Euronext.liffe, the derivatives business of Euronext, is Europe’s second largest derivatives exchange by volume and the value of listing.


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