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Atos Consulting further strengthens its Financial Services & Healthcare teams


London, 28 September 2006 - Atos Consulting, the business consulting arm of Atos Origin, has today announced the appointment of three partners, further strengthening its UK consulting team. Peter Richardson and Richard Love have been appointed as Partners in the growing Financial Services team, with a particular focus on Insurance, and Lesley McLay joins the Healthcare team.

The appointments were made as part of Atos Consulting’s plans to further expand and strengthen its UK business consulting practice, and underline the management team’s commitment to grow its base of experienced senior consultants.

Peter Richardson has nearly 25 years experience in the insurance sector, and his previous clients include Aegon, AIG, Aon, AXA, CSA, Norwich Union and Winterthur. He has led numerous delivery and consultancy assignments for leading insurers, which included change management, strategic and marketing consultancy and IT management.

Richard Love has over 15 years of consulting experience in the financial services sector. He has led numerous assignments specialising in risk, customer management and large change management programmes for banks and insurance companies. His focus at Atos Consulting will be on driving new business and on developing the Atos Consulting FS offering.

Lesley McLay joins Atos Consulting with over 20 yeas health experience. Her focus has been delivery of consultancy to National and Local NHS Organisations and she will continue that development within Atos. Prior to her consultancy career she held a number of NHS Board Director posts, one of which being Operations and Nursing Director for NHS 24 in Scotland.

Commenting on the new appointments, Mike Hobday, Head of Atos Consulting (UK), said:
“We are delighted to announce these appointments, which further bolsters our UK consulting team. The breadth and depth of experience of our new joiners, plus the credentials they bring with them, is testament to the calibre of consultants we are recruiting and retaining in the UK. We look forward to working with them in each of their specialist areas and building their expertise into our offering.”

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.

About Atos Consulting
Atos Consulting, the global consulting practice of Atos Origin, is a leading provider of business, process and technology consulting services. With more than 2,500 staff globally, it focuses on delivering proven, pragmatic solutions to the telecom, manufacturing, financial services and public sectors.


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