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ChemChina Selects Atos Origin As Partner In Drive To Become World Leader


Beijing, 15 December 2006 - Atos Origin, a global Information Technology (IT) services company, today announced that it has been selected by China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) to deliver a business and IT strategy programme at the group level that will support its transition to a world-class player in the international chemicals market.

Atos Origin, spearheaded by its global and local consulting arm, will design a new business and IT strategy for the whole group, and a rapid performance improvement programme for specified operating units of ChemChina for sustainable growth.

“As ChemChina aims to be a world class player in the Chemicals industry, we felt the need to focus on strengthening our core competencies, reduce costs, increase profitability and leverage IT applications to enhance our international competitiveness. Atos Origin has very broad experience in the Chinese and international chemical markets,” said Mr Ren Jianxin, President of ChemChina. “Our co-operation with Atos Origin will accelerate our drive to globalize our business.”

“This is a significant win for Atos Origin and it marks the start of what we hope will become a long-term business partnership with ChemChina,” said Bernard Bourigeaud CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Atos Origin. “This is a very important strategic consulting engagement for Atos Origin in China and it is an important milestone in our investment and commitment in China. It also further validates our strategy to leverage our Worldwide IT Partnership in the Olympic Games to drive business growth.”

Formerly known as the Chinese Ministry of Chemical Industry, ChemChina aims to be a world-class company with revenue exceeding EUR10 billion within two years.

About ChemChina
China National Chemical Corporation (“ChemChina”) is a large-scale Chinese state-owned enterprise established by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”). ChemChina is one of the leading specialty chemical and petrochemical companies in China, with its headquarters in Beijing.

ChemChina now comprises 8 professional firms, 118 production firms and many overseas offices, in addition to a controlling interest in 10 share-holding corporations listed on the Shanghai stock exchange.

ChemChina has established an extensive marketing network, reaching over 60 cities in China and exporting to over 40 countries and has annual revenues of EUR 8 billion.

ChemChina, which attaches great importance to science and technology, owns 24 research and design institutes, and the largest comprehensive information resources collection, research and service center in China’s chemical industry, the first B2B chemical information website. ChemChina is also the main unit of 19 national chemical associations.

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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 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.

In Asia Pacific, Atos Origin has its regional headquarters in Singapore and has over 3,000 employees in 9 countries servicing clients in Financial Services; Discrete Manufacturing; Telecom & Utilities; Process Industries; CPG/Retail and Public Sector. Atos Origin Asia Pacific is a top 50 IT company in ZDNet Asia’s Top Tech Index 2005/6.

In China, Atos Origin has been present for more than 10 years and currently employs 1,000 engineers with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Focusing on a model of “design, build and operate” to deliver quality IT solutions, Atos Origin China boasts strong industry expertise in a wide spectrum of trade sectors including finance, discrete manufcturing, chemicals, petro-chemicals, and energy. The head office of Atos Origin mainland China is located in Beijing.


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