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Atos Origin and B+S Card Service extend their Service Agreement


Frankfurt/Main, 7 February 2007 - Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company, and B+S Card Service (B+S), an associated company of Deutscher Sparkassenverlag, announced today the extension of their long-term partnership in the card business until 2009.

Their contractual terms were based on essential needs and customer demand from the very beginning of their cooperation which started in 1998, thus offering today services such as Acquiring Processing and 24/24 Services.

“In view of the upcoming SEPA implementation we want to extend our operations as a Europe-wide independent Processing Service provider as efficiently as possible. We have therefore turned to our proven partnerships, such as the one with the Acquirer B+S. We can jointly work with a range of synergies to meet specific customer and SEPA requirements”, says Peter Vesco, Business Unit Manager Banking & Finance, Atos Worldline.

“Based on our close cooperation with our traders we know very well the great importance of smooth, cost-efficient and secure payment settlements. Of course, expectations will be higher once we extend our business throughout Europe. By extending our long standing contractual relationship with our processor, Atos Worldline, we aim at further development of our trading system, tailored to customer demand and SEPA requirements”, says Helmut Schmid, the Managing Director of B+S.

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 5,4 billion and it employs over 50,000 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. On December 7th 2006, Atos Origin announced the acquisition of Banksys and Bank Card Company (BCC), creating a European leader in Payment Services, with combined pro forma 2006 revenues of EUR 630 million and 4,000 employees.

About B+S Card Service GmbH
B+S Card Service GmbH, Frankfurt/Main, is one of the leading services providers for card payments. The company offers authorisation- and accounting services for credit-, payment- and private label cards to its customers. For the secure technical processing of card payments at the point-of-sale and in the Internet, B+S Card Service provides innovative POS-terminals and software and payment solutions. The service range has been broadened by IT- and private label card solutions as well as individual consulting services. Apart from Germany, B+S also transacts business in neighbouring European countries. The company’s principal office is in Frankfurt/Main with branch offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart and Bochum.


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