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Atos Consulting appoints new Partner to join Private Sector Team


London, 14 November 2006 - Atos Consulting, the business consulting arm of Atos Origin, today announced the appointment of a new partner, Simon Smith, to further strengthen its industrials and manufacturing sector business.

Simon joins Atos Consulting from Celerant where he led the Process Industry Sector and helped to build the European business with leading blue chip clients. Before moving into consulting six years ago, Simon worked for more than 18 years in industry, mainly with ICI, in a wide variety of business management roles.

On joining the company, Simon observed that “Atos Consulting can count many global and FTSE 100 companies among its clients. This presents a tremendous opportunity to build relationships and form long term business partnerships that deliver real benefits to our clients.”

Simon’s appointment follows the announcement in September this year of three other new partners, Peter Richardson and Richard Love, who joined the Financial Services team, and Lesley McLay, who joined the Healthcare team. These 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.

Commenting on the new appointments, Mike Hobday, Head of Atos Consulting (UK), said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon to Atos Consulting. His appointment further strengthens our UK consulting team and his wealth of experience and knowledge will be invaluable, as we continue to grow our business in the private sector.”

Atos Consulting has a dedicated private sector team that has a thorough understanding of industry specifics and innovative solutions that help clients address and overcome their business challenges. Atos Consulting works with leading blue chip companies in the consumer products, industrials, manufacturing, chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries.

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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