Supervisory Board of Atos Origin
The Supervisory Board of Atos Origin met on Thursday, July 3, 2008, in a meeting presided over by Mr. Jean-Philippe Thierry, in particular to examine the request by PAI partners to be represented on the Supervisory Board. This request followed the June 20, 2008 announcement that PAI partners had taken a participation of 18% in the capital of Atos Origin.
The Board unanimously decided to appoint Mr. Bertrand Meunier and Mr. Michel Paris, representing PAI partners, as members of the Supervisory Board and as members of the Group committees. At the meeting of the Supervisory Board, PAI partners indicated that if its participation in the capital of Atos Origin falls below 15 % due to a disposal, only one of its two representatives would remain on the Supervisory Board. Furthermore, if its participation falls below 5 %, PAI partners would no longer be represented on the Supervisory Board.
PAI partners also reiterated at the meeting of the Supervisory Board that it is not acting in concert with anyone and that it intends to cooperate with the other members of the Supervisory Board in the common interest of all shareholders to maximise the company’s value.
Mr. Bertrand Meunier declared after the meeting of the Supervisory Board that : “The prompt and unanimous nomination to the Supervisory Board of Atos of our two representatives is a strong signal of the Board’s willingness to act in the interest of the shareholders. We fully support all of the efforts already taken by the new Board.”
Mr. Jean-Philippe Thierry, President of the Supervisory Board, stated: “I am delighted, on behalf of the Supervisory Board, about the appointment of these two representatives of PAI partners and I am confident in the efficiency of their collaboration in the interest of the company, its employees, its customers and its shareholders.”
The Supervisory Board will meet on the upcoming 28th of July to review the Group’s first half results, which will be published on the 29th of July 2008.
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