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Evolution of the Bull group governance

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2014 09:24 BST

Paris, August 20th, 2014

The Board of Directors of Bull, the trusted partner for enterprise data, met on August 19th 2014 further to the success of the friendly tender offer launched by Atos, the international information technology services company, for all the issued and outstanding shares and all the bonds convertible in existing or new shares (OCEANEs) of Bull, and decided certain changes related to the evolution of the governance of the group.

The Board of Directors acknowledged that Atos now owns 84.25% of the share capital and of the voting rights in accordance with the results of the tender offer published by the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) and that the perspective announced by Atos in its information note approved by the AMF shall be the implementation of a mandatory squeeze-out upon expiration of the period of reopening of the offer should the necessary conditions be satisfied or, failing that, of a merger of Bull into Atos.

As a consequence, following the Board meeting, the composition of the Board noticeably changed with the cooptation of Mr. Thierry BRETON, Mr. Charles DEHELLY, Mr. Gilles GRAPINET and Mr. Michel-Alain PROCH as Board members and the appointment of Mr. Marc MEYER and Mr. Philippe MAREINE as observers (censeurs). These cooptations and appointments of key figures linked with Atos took place due to the resignation of six Board members and one observer (censeur).

The new Board of Directors decided to split the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and unanimously elected Thierry BRETON as Chairman of Bull.

The Board also unanimously confirmed Philippe VANNIER as Chief Executive Officer of Bull.

The Board of Directors of Bull now comprises the following members and observers (censeurs):

  Board  position Main other  functions
Thierry BRETON Chairman of the Board, Board member Chairman and CEO of Atos
Philippe VANNIER CEO, Board member Chairman of Crescendo Industries
Charles DEHELLY Board member Senior Executive Vice President of Atos
Gilles GRAPINET Board member Senior Executive Vice President of Atos and CEO of Worldline
Edouard GUILLAUD Independent Board member Chairman and CEO of Odas
Michel-Alain PROCH Board member Chief Financial Officer of Atos
Jean-François RAMBICUR Independent Board member Chairman of a NGO
Philippe VASSOR Independent Board member Chairman of Baignas
Philippe MAREINE Observer (censeur) EVP Human Resources of Atos
MARC MEYER Observer (censeur) EVP Talents & Communications of  Atos

Each cooptation is meant to cover the remaining period of the mandate held by the replaced Board member and will be subject to a ratification at a next Ordinary General Shareholders’ meeting.

The Board of Directors also confirmed Mr. Philippe VASSOR, independent Board member, as Chairman of the Audit committee, and appointed Mr. Charles DEHELLY and Mr. Michel-Alain PROCH as new members of the Audit committee. Mr. Philippe MAREINE participates in the committee as observer (censeur).

Finally, the Board confirmed Mr. Jean-François RAMBICUR, independent Board member, as Chairman of the Personnel and Organization Committee, and appointed Mr. Thierry BRETON and Mr. Gilles GRAPINET as new members of the Personnel and Organization Committee. Mr. Marc MEYER participates in the committee as observer (censeur).

Furthermore, given the prospects of a 100% integration, on a very short term, as announced by Atos SE, the changes affecting the composition of the Board of Directors and of its committees, reviewed by the Personnel and Organization Committee, did not call for any observation by the Board, at this stage. However, in case of delay in the 100% integration process of Bull into the Atos group, the Board will ensure to take the necessary measures to take into account such new situation, in accordance with applicable regulations and with the AFEP-MEDEF recommendations.

Calendar of the tender offer


In accordance with the provisions of Article 232-4 of the AMF General Regulation, the offer will be reopened during 12 trading days from August 25th to September 9th, 2014 with the same offer prices of € 4.90 per share and € 5.55 per OCEANE.

Disclaimer


The information note (AMF visa no. 14-327 dated June 24, 2014), as well as the information note relating to Atos characteristics, in particular legal, financial and accounting characteristics, are made available to the public on the AMF website (www.amf-france.org) and on Atos’ website (www.atos.net) and may be obtained free of charge on demand from Atos, 80 Quai Voltaire River Ouest, 95870 Bezons, France, and Rothschild & Cie, 29 avenue de Messine, 75008 Paris, France.

The response note to Atos public tender offer (AMF visa no. 14-328 dated June 24, 2014), along with note relating to Bull characteristics, in particular legal, financial and accounting characteristics, are made available to the public on the AMF website (www.amf-france.org) and on Bull’s website (www.bull.com) and may be obtained free of charge on demand from Bull, rue Jean Jaurès, 78340 Les Clayes-sous-Bois.

Contacts


Atos

Investor Relations:
Gilles Arditti
Tel +33 (0) 1 73 26 00 66
gilles.arditti@atos.net

Press:
Sarah-Pearl Bokobza
Tel +31 (0) 1 73 26 03 34
sarah-pearl.bokobza@atos.net

Bull

Investor Relations:
Vincent Biraud
Tel +33 (0)1 58 04 04 23
vincent.biraud@bull.net

Press:
Aurélie Negro
Tel +33 (0)1 58 04 05 02
aurelie.negro@bull.net

About Atos


Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with an annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, Atos works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technologies that power progress and help organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

About Bull


Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organizations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of € 1.3 billion.

For more information:
www.bull.com
www.facebook.com/BullGroup
twitter.com/Bull


About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with an annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, Atos works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technologies that power progress and help organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

The Board of Directors of Bull, the trusted partner for enterprise data, met on August 19th 2014 further to the success of the friendly tender offer launched by Atos, the international information technology services company, for all the issued and outstanding shares and all the bonds convertible in existing or new shares (OCEANEs) of Bull.

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Award-winning ferry operator on track for new ticketing system

Press Releases   •   Aug 19, 2014 07:59 BST

London, 19 August 2014

The introduction of a state-of-the-art ticketing and online booking system by award-winning ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has taken a step closer with the award of a contract to Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments and transactional services industry.

The initial three-year contract will see Worldline, a specialist in online transactions, team up with Hogia, the largest provider of IT systems for ferry and sea freight operators for the European transport market, to deliver a modern, integrated ticketing system to support lifeline ferry services on the west coast of Scotland.

Martin Dorchester, Managing Director of CalMac, said: “We have received a raft of awards in recent years in recognition of our focus on customer care but we know we can always do more to improve the customer experience and that is why we are currently undertaking a major programme of improvements to modernise our systems to help us be the best we can be. The award of this contract is an important milestone in that journey as we recognise that our ticketing and online booking systems are starting to show their age and no longer meet the expectations of customers for whom e-ticketing and the use of mobile technology is becoming the norm.”

“The two companies selected to work with us have unrivalled experience in this field providing between them similar services for a host of rail and ferry operators both in the UK and overseas and we are sure all of our customers will find the new systems easy to use and greatly enhance their experience of travelling with us.”

Scottish Government Transport Minister, Keith Brown MSP, said: “The award of this contract is excellent news, as it brings CalMac another step closer to delivering a state-of-the-art ticketing and booking system that will provide real benefits to ferry passengers. The system will make it quicker and easier for travellers to make bookings and reservations, and will allow smart ticketing technology to be rolled out in the future. I want ferry travel in Scotland to remain an attractive option, and this new system will help enhance the customer experience on board CalMac services.”

The contract is being award by CalMac’s parent company David MacBrayne Ltd. in order that the technology is available for services provided by CalMac Ferries Ltd and Argyll Ferries Ltd services and other ferry services it may operate in the future.

Worldline [Euronext:WLN], an Atos company and the European leader and a global player in the payments and transactional services industry, currently provides similar services to rail companies across Scotland, England and Europe as well as operating ticket website redspottedhanky.com.

Hogia provides ferry reservation and ticketing systems to ferry companies across the world including, Red Funnel in the UK, Destination Gotland in Sweden and Wagenborg Passenger Services in the Netherlands.

Atos Senior Vice President in Scotland, Gavin Thomson, said the company was delighted to have been awarded the opportunity to support one of Scotland’s iconic businesses: “With the skills and breadth of experience we have across the company, we are ready to support David MacBrayne’s current and future ambitions through this contract,” he said.

Lisa Coleman, CEO at Worldline in the UK & Ireland, said, “Working with our partner Hogia, we have extensive experience in providing ticketing and reservations as well as back office services which support transport companies across the world. We are committed to both David MacBrayne and CalMac’s vision and passion for supporting rural communities, tourism industry and their own business transformation.”

Atos has invested heavily in people in Scotland and our highly experienced and motivated team of more than 1500 business technologists work in locations across Scotland including Livingston, Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Forres.

About Worldline


Worldline [Euronext:WLN] is the European leader and a global player in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organised around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing Services & Software Licensing. Worldline employs more than 7,200 people worldwide and generated 1.12 billion euros revenues (pro forma) in 2013. Worldline is an Atos company. www.worldline.com

For more information, please contact:


Tessa David

+44 20 7830 1977

Tessa.david@atos.net


About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology  services company with an annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in  52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3  domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed  Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep  technology expertise and industry knowledge, Atos works with clients across the  following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public  & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

Atos is  focused on business technologies that power progress and help organizations to  create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Euronext  Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting &  Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

The introduction of a state-of-the-art ticketing and online booking system by award-winning ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has taken a step closer with the award of a contract to Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments and transactional services industry.

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Successful completion of Atos' tender offer on Bull’s shares

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2014 11:17 BST

Paris, August 11, 2014

Atos, an international information technology services company, and Bull, the trusted partner for enterprise data, together announced today the successful completion of the tender offer launched by Atos for all the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Bull. The transaction represents a key milestone in the creation in Europe of a world leader in Cloud, Cyber security, and Big Data.

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) published today the outcome of the tender offer targeting Bull’s outstanding shares and OCEANEs between June 27 and July 31, 2014 included (report filed on August 11, 2014 under the registration number 214C1660). 103,145,480 shares and 10,792 convertible bonds (“OCEANEs”) were tendered to the offer.

As of the settlement date set on August 18, 2014, Atos will consequently hold 84.25% of Bull’s share capital and voting rights based on the total number of shares outstanding as of July 31, 2014, and 18.41% of the company’s OCEANEs in circulation. The offer’s success was subject to reaching a 50% + 1 share threshold of Bull’s share capital and voting rights in accordance with the offer document approved by the AMF on June 24, 2014. This condition was met.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 232-4 of the AMF General Regulation, the offer will be reopened during 10 trading days according to a calendar that will be published soon by the AMF, with the same offer prices of € 4.90 per share and € 5.55 per OCEANE.

This combination will enhance the new entity’s #1 position in Cloud services in Europe, create a leader in Big Data, and Cyber security services with over 2,000 dedicated experts and anchor its global leadership in Managed Services and Systems Integration. Complementary technologies will further increase Atos’ businesses impact and the relevance of its innovative offerings.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos said: “The success of the public offer represents a key step in our development project and I warmly welcome among us Bull’s 9,200 employees. Thanks to them, Atos enters a new dimension with a stronger positioning in Cloud, Cyber security and Big Data. The new group will also be strengthened in Managed Services and Systems Integration. We can now launch the integration phase without further delay and start reorganizing and regrouping operations to generate the synergies announced.”

Philippe Vannier, Chairman and CEO of Bull Group, commented: “I welcome this outcome. The combination with Atos will give birth to a new industry leader and a recognized IT brand in Europe. The new entity will become #1 in Cloud private services in Europe and one of the key players in cyber security and Big Data.”

Contacts


Atos

Investor Relations:     
Gilles Arditti       
Tel +33 (0) 1 73 26 00 66
gilles.arditti@atos.net

Press:          
Sarah-Pearl Bokobza     
Tel +31 (0) 1 73 26 03 34
sarah-pearl.bokobza@atos.net

Bull

Investor Relations:
Vincent Biraud
Tel +33 (0)1 58 04 04 23
vincent.biraud@bull.net

Press:             
Aurélie Negro       
Tel +33 (0)1 58 04 05 02
aurelie.negro@bull.net

About Bull

Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of € 1.3 billion.

For more information:
www.bull.com
www.facebook.com/BullGroup
twitter.com/Bull

Disclaimer
The offer document (filed with the AMF on June 24, 2014 under the registration number 14-327) as well as the document detailing the information relating to the characteristics, and in particular the legal, financial and accounting characteristics of Atos are available on the Atos’ and AMF’s websites (www.atos.net and www.amf-france.org) and can be obtained on demand free of charge from Atos, 80 Quai Voltaire 95870 Bezons and from Rothschild & Cie Banque, 29 avenue de Messine, 75008 Paris.

The offer document in response to the public tender offer initiated by Atos (filed with the AMF on June 14, 2014 under the registration number 14-328) as well as the document detailing the information relating to the characteristics, and in particular the legal, financial and accounting characteristics of Bull are available on the Bull’s and AMF’s websites (www.bull.com and www.amf-france.org) and can be obtained on demand free of charge from Bull, rue Jean Jaurès, 78340 Les Clayes-sous-Bois.


About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international information technology services company, and Bull, the trusted partner for enterprise data, together announced today the successful completion of the tender offer launched by Atos for all the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Bull. The transaction represents a key milestone in the creation in Europe of a world leader in Cloud, Cyber security, and Big Data.

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Atos enable Enfield Council to become Local Government leaders in ICT strategy

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2014 12:51 BST

UK, 6 August, 2014

International IT services Company, Atos, has successfully enabled Enfield Council to become the first in local Government to move their ICT delivery model to become Service Integration and Management (SIAM) based. The move brings them in line with the Cabinet Office proposed operating model allowing them to be cost efficient as well as flexible.

The new delivery model will provide 25% cost reduction on core IT central costs and 20% on projects.

Jim White, Head of Local Public Services, Atos, said “We are delighted to have been the adviser to Enfield Council during this important shift. Enfield Council is leading the way in Local Government with this move but we expect many more councils to follow. This successful transformation will allow them to meet the changing demands of running local services more efficiently and with better customer engagement and service.”

Through the collaboration between Atos and Enfield Council the model was developed within three months and is now being rolled out across Enfield’s 4000 corporate users delivering services to 300,000 citizens.

Cllr Andrew Stafford, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance said “We commissioned Atos to evaluate options for moving forward with our current arrangements for ICT. They were very flexible around the needs of the Council and its senior management team. The team brought deep insight into future IT trends, technology strategy and emerging operating models. The approach was entirely collaborative across all parties.

“Atos supported us throughout the negotiation period with our outsource partner which resulted in a successful transition to a new model which brings great services to the citizen alongside efficiencies.”

Atos has proven experience and knowledge in managing the transition to SIAM and how to deliver this model effectively.

Service Integration and Management (“SIAM”) is an industry wide service model that describes how IT Services can be delivered and managed in a multi-sourced IT environment. The SIAM approach is used in both private and public sector organisations, it is recommended by the Cabinet Office for the UK Public Sector and supports the UK Government’s IT Strategy.

SIAM is an evolution of traditional IT sourcing, it incorporates a number of features that enable both the integration and management of component services sourced from different providers in order to create end to end services that can be consumed by business users. It aims to provide enhanced choice for the customer, greater value through commoditisation and clarity of governance across the supplier landscape.

If you have any queries please contact:

Jackie McColl,

3x1 on 0141 221 0707/ 0771 065 1073 or

jmccoll@3x1.com


Tessa David,

Head of UK PR on 0207 830 1977 or 07733 310353 or

Tessa.david@atos.net



About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

International IT services Company, Atos, has successfully enabled Enfield Council to become the first in local Government to move their ICT delivery model to become Service Integration and Management (SIAM) based. The move brings them in line with the Cabinet Office proposed operating model allowing them to be cost efficient as well as flexible.

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Atos IT systems successfully relay the Commonwealth Games results to the world and ensure the smooth running of the Glasgow Games

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2014 08:58 BST

Atos Business Technologists support the most connected Commonwealth Games ever

Glasgow 4 August, 2014

International IT Services company Atos, the worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced it had successfully delivered critical Games Management Systems and Games Information Systems for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to enable athletes, officials, spectators, volunteers and media from all over the world to access the Games and receive results in real-time.

With a dedicated team of 60 business technologists working behind the scenes in Glasgow, supported by a team in the Atos Major Events headquarters in Barcelona and Madrid, Atos has - for a Commonwealth Games - delivered an unprecedented level of technical support to the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee.

Atos supported the extensive background security checking processes that were needed to accredit up to 70,000 Games participants and allow overseas participants access to their Visa into Scotland.

The Atos technology also ensured that the Volunteer Portal was up and running at all times allowing 50,811 people to make an application last year to become a volunteer – more than both Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006 combined. The portal supported the 15,000 friendly Clyde-siders recruited by sharing information on the 2,000 roles created for 95 different Games locations and making sure each volunteer received their uniforms, and personalised rosters.

Using the Results Data Feed, the Atos Games Information Systems relayed the real-time sports results to Results Apps as well as athlete information, competition schedules, medal tables and sports records for more than 4,500 athletes inscribed in 247 events of the 17 Games sports in the last 11 days to the world’s media in 0.5 seconds.
This included X new Commonwealth Records and X new World Records.

As an Official Supporter of the G2014 Commonwealth Games, Atos business technologists have been working closely with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee for over two and a half years.

Atos Senior Vice President in Scotland, Gavin Thomson, said the company was delighted with the way in which technology had powered new levels of performance and connectivity at the Games.

“After 22 years of collaboration with major events organisers around the world, Atos and our team of business technologists have once again worked tirelessly over the last two and a half years to successfully deliver the key technology required to ensure the smooth running of the Games.

“Our challenge at each major event is to create an IT solution that supports every moment of the action and allows it to be brought to everyone worldwide instantaneously. In that respect, this has truly been one of the most connected Commonwealth Games ever.

“Glasgow 2014 had everything including hugely impressive packed stadia, 15,000 enthusiastic Clyde-siders, brilliant athletic performances and fantastic crowd reactions. We were delighted and proud to be in a position to help deliver an IT solution which mirrored the exacting standards of a modern day Games in today’s technology driven world.”

David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of , Glasgow 2014
said : "The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have been an major success for all involved with world class performances both in the stadia and also in the significant support services required to showcase the best the Commonwealth has to offer to the world.

"Glasgow 2014 has benefitted significantly from Atos' long standing experience in powering performance at major events at Olympic level around the world over the past 20 years and the role the company has played in the delivery of the critical Games Management Systems and Games Information Systems has helped set new standards for the Commonwealth Games.

"We are delighted to have worked with the Atos team over the past two and a half years and like everyone involved in the background activities around the Games they should take great pride in putting Glasgow very firmly on the map in terms of truly memorable sporting events."

Atos has invested heavily and continues to invest in jobs and development in Scotland, employing 1500 people in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Forres, Glasgow, Inverness, Linwood and Livingston.

About Atos:

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market.


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

International IT Services company Atos, the worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced it had successfully delivered critical Games Management Systems and Games Information Systems for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to enable athletes, officials, spectators

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Atos and Typesafe sign global partnership agreement to serve growing demand for reactive applications

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2014 08:49 BST

Companies agree on global go-to-market after successful engagements at top global brands

Paris, 31 July 2014

Atos, an international information technology services company, and Typesafe, the San Francisco- based provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind the Play Framework, Akka and Scala, today announced a strategic partnership that will align sales, marketing and delivery strategy between the two companies.

This partnership gives Atos access to Typesafe technology and support with a strategic alignment between the two organizations to develop a joint sales, marketing and delivery strategy, positioning Atos as a Strategic Global System Integrator for large-scale deliveries on the Typesafe platform. With this partnership, Typesafe will in turn increase geographical reach, strengthening global customer service capabilities through Atos.

Typesafe’s Reactive Platform addresses the specific requirements of scaling modern applications across distributed architectures, and the need for the following characteristics:

  • Event-Driven: Enable parallel, asynchronous processing of messages or events with ease.
  • Scalable: Can scale elastically across nodes, and into the cloud, to provide compute power on demand.
  • Resilient: The ability to recover and repair automatically in order to provide seamless business continuity.
  • Responsive: Rich, engaging user interfaces that provide instant feedback based on user interactions and other stimuli.

“Just like the U.S., Europe is rethinking application infrastructure to support modern application scale requirements across distributed computing environments,” said Francois Stieger, VP of EMEA and India at Typesafe. “Atos is one of Europe’s top systems integrators and has already experienced great success with the Typesafe Reactive Platform in modernizing production environments at major brands, and we’re excited to engage with Atos as a partner globally.”

“During the past 2 years, several projects delivered by Atos have proven that the Typesafe Reactive Platform facilitates highly robust, scalable and efficient applications which help our clients to successfully address the business challenges of today and tomorrow. Customers can now rely on the combined strength of both organizations to accelerate their transformation towards the digital business”, commented Francis Meston, Executive Vice President, Global Consulting and System Integration at Atos.

About Typesafe

Typesafe (Twitter: @Typesafe) is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Typesafe Reactive Platform, you can create modern, event-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures. Typesafe Activator, a browser-based tool with reusable templates, makes it easy to get started with Play Framework, Akka and Scala. Backed by Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and Juniper Networks, Typesafe is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Switzerland and Sweden. To start building Reactive applications today, download Typesafe Activator!

For more information, please contact:


José de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
jose.devries@atos.net


About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services through Consulting & Systems Integration, Managed Operations, and transactional  services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across different business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public Sector & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international information technology services company, and Typesafe, the San Francisco- based provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind the Play Framework, Akka and Scala, today announced a strategic partnership that will align sales, marketing and delivery strategy between the two companies.

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First half 2014 results

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2014 07:40 BST

€ 500 million of new significant contracts won in June 2014

  • Strong commercial activity in Q2 with 127% book to bill ratio
  • Revenue: € 4,176 million
  • Operating margin: € 275 million, increased by +20bps to 6.6%
  • Net income Group share: € 76 million
  • Free cash flow: € 124 million

Worldline IPO successfully completed according to initial planning
Current offer on Bull until July 31, 2014

All 2014 objectives confirmed

Bezons, July 29, 2014

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced its results for the first half of 2014. Revenue was € 4,176 million, representing an organic evolution of -1.9% compared to the first half of 2013. Operating margin was € 274.6 million, representing 6.6% of revenue, an improvement of +20bps compared to the same period last year. The Group generated € 124 million of free cash flow in the first half of 2014. Net cash position was € 845 million at the end of June 2014 including € 628 million restricted cash for the Bull acquisition (excluding € 639 million from the Worldline IPO received in July). Order entry was € 4,360 million, representing a book to bill ratio of 104% for the first half of the year. Net income Group share was € 76 million.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos said: “The first half of this year was particularly active for the Group. We started to roll out our three-year plan with the completion of the Worldline IPO and by strengthening our skills and technologies in innovative offerings through the planned acquisition of Bull. As part of the Tier One Program, we also launched numerous actions to improve our efficiency and the Group continued to improve its operating margin. As planned, in what was still a slow economic environment we significantly increased our order entry during the second quarter, notably by signing new contracts worth € 500 million in June. This shows a strong commercial momentum which is expected to accelerate during the second half of the year. Over the long term, all these actions will position Atos to drive growth and deliver higher value for its stakeholders.”

Commercial activity


The Group order entry in the first half of 2014 totaled € 4,360 million, representing a book to bill ratio of 104%, with 127% in Q2 as anticipated. Book to bill was 113% in Managed Services in particularly driven by the UK, Benelux & The Nordics, France and Asia Pacific. Book to bill was 99% in Consulting & Systems Integration, mainly led by France. Book to bill was 87% for Worldline. Excluding Siemens (backlog closed in July 2011), the total book to bill was 107%.

During the second quarter, on top of renewals, the Group signed several new large contracts which are going to fuel organic growth as early as the second half of 2014. These include a 10-year mainframe contract with Airbus in Germany, a 5-year infrastructure management contract with a large postal and delivery company in the UK, a 5-year Cloud based full outsourcing contract in France with one of the Big Four accounting firms, a contract with Disclosure Scotland, an executive agency of the Scottish Government, a 3-year infrastructure management contract with a large electronics company in the Benelux, a 5-year Datacenter management contract with a large Dutch technology company, and a 6-year Financial BPO contract with NS&I in the UK which demonstrates the value of the B-to-B strategy with this customer. These seven key contracts totaled more than € 500 million of order entry.

Thanks to its investment and high skills developed in innovative offerings, the Group reached an agreement with Siemens in the area of Data Center security. For this solution Atos and Siemens signed a 3-year extension from 2018 to 2021 as a specific part of the long term IT contract for Managed Services. Finally, as part of the Global Alliance between the two Groups, Siemens and Atos committed to a joint investment plan above € 20 million for Data Analytics.

On June 30, 2014, the full backlog was strong at € 15.3 billion and 1.8 years of revenue and the full qualified pipeline remained healthy at € 5.0 billion in the same range as that at the end of 2013.

H1 2014 performance by Service Line

  Revenue Operating Margin Operating Margin %
In € Million H1  2014 H1  2013* %  growth H1  2014 H1  2013* H1  2014 H1  2013*
Managed Services 2,138 2,190 -2.3% 136.1 165.4 6.4% 7.6%
Consulting & Systems Integration 1,503 1,535 -2.1% 100.5 76.9 6.7% 5.0%
Corporate costs**       -42.0 -46.2 -1.2% -1.2%
   
Total IT Services 3,641 3,724 -2.2% 194.6 196.0 5.3% 5.3%
Worldline 535 534 +0.2% 80.0 77.5 15.0% 14.5%
TOTAL GROUP 4,176 4,258 -1.9% 274.6 273.5 6.6% 6.4%

* At constant scope and exchange rates
** Corporate costs exclude Global Delivery Lines costs allocated to the Service Lines


Managed Services

Representing 51% of the Group, Managed Services revenue including BPO was € 2,138 million, down -2.3% compared to the same period last year. Growth was reported in the United Kingdom (+3.7%) thanks to a positive dynamic in the Public Sector, mostly with business increase with the Department of Health and NS&I. North America grew by +2.0% thanks to the ramp-up of several contracts in Public Sector and Media. The Service Line also grew in several geographies such as Iberia, Middle East, and India. In Germany, despite new contracts ramping-up in Telcos and Financial Services, revenue declined due to the end of the transition period with Bayer and a committed price decrease with Siemens. Revenue declined in Benelux & The Nordics on the back of contracts ramping-down in Financial Services and Telcos, more particularly one contract with KPN, while the new infrastructure outsourcing contract with Philips was successfully delivered and started ramping-up. In Central & Eastern Europe, new contracts started to generate revenue in Switzerland, Italy, Poland, and Croatia while the Service Line experienced lower volumes and a base effect in Austria and in Slovakia. In France, a Cloud based contract with one large bank did not fully compensate for some scope reductions with customers in the Energy and Manufacturing sectors.

Operating margin reached € 136.1 million. Three major elements affected the operating margin of the first half of the year and were partly mitigated by continuous actions on operational efficiency. First, the performance in France faced one-off transition overruns and some revenue decline; second, a base effect due to the pension plan amendment recorded in the first half of 2013; and finally the Group decided to increase its operational expenditures in development to further enhance the Canopy Cloud platform. Several Business Units performed well with margin gains such as the United Kingdom, North America and to a lesser extent Asia Pacific, Latin America and IMEA. More particularly UK & Ireland benefited from the ramp-up of several major Public Sector contracts, while productivity earnings were generated on the Siemens IT Outsourcing contract through continuous transformation actions.

Consulting & Systems Integration


Representing 36% of the Group, revenue in Consulting & Systems Integration reached € 1,503 million, down -2.1% compared to the first half of 2013. Revenue growth in Germany was fuelled by the NSN global contract and in Major Events by the ramp-up of several games projects. France remained stable during this period. The Service Line faced lower activity with some customers, particularly in Benelux & The Nordics (KPN), North America (AIG), and UK & Ireland (a large media company). In terms of practices, Consulting grew by +12.3%, still benefiting from the strong dynamic in the UK and an increased utilization rate. Application Management grew +2.1% and all geographies reported growth in this practice except the Netherlands which was impacted by one contract with KPN.

In Systems Integration, utilization rate increased to 84.8% in 2014 compared to 81.2% in the first half of 2013.

Operating margin was € 100.5 million at 6.7% of revenue, an increase of +170bps representing an important step of the three-year plan “Ambition 2016”. The improvement came mainly from Germany, Central & Eastern Europe, Benelux & The Nordics, and France. The Service Line continued to benefit from the offshore delivery transformation on several large contracts. France contributed to the margin expansion through the cost base reduction on flat revenue. Thanks to strong cost monitoring in a context of revenue decline, margin increased in Benelux & The Nordics and remained almost stable in Iberia.

Worldline

Worldline revenue represented 13% of the Group at € 535 million, up +0.2% year-on-year. From a standalone perspective, Worldline as a public company increased its revenue by +2.2%. The variance between the two figures came from additional revenue made with Atos or the customers of Atos as part of the sale synergy program.

Operating margin was € 80.0 million, representing 15.0% of revenue, compared to 14.5% in the first half of 2013, an improvement in line with full year expectations.

Detailed Worldline review can be found on worldline.com, in the investors section, or by clicking here.

H1 2014 performance by Business Unit

  Revenue Operating Margin Operating Margin %
In € Million H1  2014 H1  2013* %  growth H1  2014 H1  2013* H1  2014 H1  2013*
United-Kingdom & Ireland 812 797 +1.9% 54.4 58.3 6.7% 7.3%
Germany 784 809 -3.1% 51.9 50.4 6.6% 6.2%
France 505 516 -2.0% 1.1 8.4 0.2% 1.6%
Benelux & The Nordics 500 546 -8.4% 50.5 49.2 10.1% 9.0%
Central & Eastern Europe 388 400 -3.0% 32.8 30.0 8.4% 7.5%
North America 292 298 -2.2% 22.9 20.8 7.9% 7.0%
Iberia 146 148 -1.5% 3.4 3.1 2.3% 2.1%
Other BUs 214 211 +1.7% 20.2 21.3 9.4% 10.1%
Global structures**       -42.6 -45.4 -1.2% -1.2%
   
Total IT Services 3,641 3,724 -2.2% 194.6 196.0 5.3% 5.3%
Worldline 535 534 +0.2% 80.0 77.5 15.0% 14.5%
TOTAL GROUP 4,176 4,258 -1.9% 274.6 273.5 6.6% 6.4%

* At constant scope and exchange rates
** Global structures include the Global Delivery Lines costs not allocated to the Group Business Unit and the Corporates costs


By geography, in an economic environment which continued to be slow in Europe, the Group focused on protecting or enhancing its operational profitability by executing Tier One Program new initiatives in order to compensate for revenue decline in several geographies. All the Business Units improved their operating margin with the exception of United Kingdom & Ireland and France. The UK faced a difficult contract with Transport for the Greater Manchester (TfGM) which led to a €-10 million loss recorded in the first half. At the same time, the WCA contract with DWP also impacted operating margin. France was primarily impacted by a lack of revenue in Managed Services partly mitigated by a strong monitoring of indirect costs. In a still difficult economic environment and declining revenue, Benelux & The Nordics reached a double digit margin rate. The Group continued to reduce its Global structure costs, both in IT Services and in Worldline.

Operating income and net income


Most of the actions regarding reorganization and rationalization were launched at the beginning of the year in order to maximize the full year effect. Therefore, operating income for the first half of the year was € 129 million as a result of the following items:

Expenses for staff reorganization were € 82 million as a consequence of:

  • a restructuring plan in Germany agreed with the Unions in June 2014 for the employees located in AIT Frankfurt further to a bundle of economic reasons especially due to the termination of several local contracts at AIT Frankfurt;
  • the adaptation of the Group workforce in several countries such as Benelux & The Nordics, Iberia, UK, and Germany;
  • the streamlining of middle management layers, including Global Structures.

Costs for rationalization were € 22 million as a consequence of closing office premises and consolidating datacenters, mainly in Germany and Benelux & The Nordics, linked to the restructuring plans. This amount also includes external costs for the implementation of Worldline’s TEAM Program.

€ 7 million were recorded for integration & acquisition costs and represented mainly remaining costs for the migration and the standardization of internal IT platforms.

In the first half of 2014, € 22 million was recorded as amortization of the SIS intangible assets and recognized as part of the Purchase Price Allocation (PPA), at the same level as in the same period last year.

Financial result was a charge of € 21 million including a cost of debt at € 6 million, strongly decreased compared to the same period last year, which included the two convertible bonds. Remaining financial items were related to pensions and foreign exchange expenses.

Total tax charge, was € 29 million, representing an effective tax rate of 27.0%, compared to 31.6% in the first half of 2013.

Therefore, net income Group share was € 76 million.

Net cash and free cash flow


The Group confirms the full year amount planned for reorganization, rationalization, and integration costs, decreasing by €-20 million compared to 2013 as stated last February at the FY 2013 results presentation.

OMDA was € 401 million representing 10% of revenue, compared to € 381 million in the first half of 2013.

Staff reorganization was € 71 million cash out and rationalization of premises represented € 19 million, as part of the real estate reduction plan.

Net capital expenditures totaled € 155 million, representing 3.6% of revenue.

Working capital improved by € 31 million. Indeed, as part of the purchasing optimization program aiming to reduce the number of suppliers, payment conditions were renegotiated with an effect as of the first half of 2014.

Finally, tax paid was € 75 million and the Group free cash flow totaled € 124 million.

At the end of the first half of 2014, the Group paid € 20 million for the acquisition of Cambridge Technology Partners, a well reputed consulting firm located in Switzerland which generated € 35 million revenue in 2013.

The cash-out resulting from the option for the payment in cash of dividend on 2013 results was € 38 million.

During the first half of 2014, the Group repurchased Atos shares for € 139 million as part of the buy-back program and the liquidity contract.

Group net cash position as of June 30, 2014 was € 845 million, including € 628 million restricted cash for Bull acquisition and excluding Worldline’s IPO proceeds received in July (€ 639 million).

Human Resources


The total headcount was 76,465 at the end of June 2014, almost stable compared to June 2013.

The number of direct employees at the end of June 2014 was 70,892, representing 92.7% of the total headcount, compared to 91.5% at the end of the first half of 2013.
In the first half of 2014, 5,476 new employees were recruited of which 53% in offshore countries. Offshore headcount totaled 16,778 staff and represented 22% of total staff at the end of June 2014, up by +16% compared to one year earlier. 56% of them were located in India, mainly for Systems Integration, and 26% in Central & Eastern Europe, mainly for Managed Services.

Attrition during the first half was 9.7% at Group level, and 17.1% in emerging countries.

Final results of Worldline IPO


On June 27, 2014, as per the initial planning, Worldline, an Atos SE subsidiary, one of Europe’s leading providers of electronic payment and transactional services and one of the largest such providers worldwide, was successfully listed on Euronext Paris, at an introduction price of € 16.40 per share, representing a market capitalization of € 2.2 billion.

The over-allotment option ended on July 25, 2014 and had been exercised for 75%. It resulted in the sale by Atos of an additional 3,923,452 Worldline shares at a unit price of € 16.40.

At the term of this operation, the final size of the offering was € 639 million, of which € 255 million raised by Worldline and a gross proceed cashed by Atos amounting to € 384 million.

Finally, Atos owns a remaining percentage of interest and voting rights of 70.4% in Worldline.

Tender offer on Bull


The acquisition of Bull represents for Atos a unique opportunity to build the European global IT leader in Cloud and critical technologies (Big Data and Cybersecurity) through cost synergies and strong value creation. The tender offer is closing on July 31, 2014.

Indicative timeline of the transaction:

  • July 31, 2014: closing of the Offer
  • August 11, 2014: publication by the AMF of the notice of the result of the Offer
  • August 18, 2014: settlement and delivery of shares
  • September 30, 2014: implementation of the squeeze-out procedure if 95% shareholding is ultimately reached or implementation of a merger process

2014 objectives


Further to the first half of the year, and taking into account the perspective of the second semester, the Group confirms all its objectives for 2014 as stated in the February 19, 2014 release, i.e.:

Revenue

The Group expects to positively grow compared to 2013.

Operating margin

The Group has the objective to continue improving its operating margin rate targeting 7.5% to 8.0% of revenue.

Free cash flow
The Group expects to achieve a free cash flow above 2013 level, in line with 2016 ambition.

Appendix

Revenue and operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates reconciliation

In € million H1 2014 H1 2013 % growth
Statutory revenue 4,176 4,290 -2.7%
Scope impact

 
5  
Exchange rates impact   -37  
Revenue at constant scope and exchange rates 4,176 4,258 -1.9%
 

 
   
Operating margin 274.6 279.0 -1.6%
Scope impact

 
1.0  
Exchange rates impact   -6.5  
Operating margin at constant scope and exchange  rates 274.6 273.5 +0.4%
as % of revenue 6.6% 6.4%  

Scope effect resulted from the acquisition of WindowLogic (Asia-Pacific, July 2013) and the disposal of Atos Formation (France, March 2013) and Metrum (The Netherlands, January 2014).

Exchange rates effect resulted mainly from the Argentine peso, the Brazilian real and the US dollar depreciating versus the euro and from the British pound strengthening versus the euro.

H1 2014 revenue by Market

Revenue
In € million H1  2014 H1  2013* %  growth
Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation 1,441 1,502 -4.0%
Public & Health 1,010 969 +4.3%
Telcos, Media & Utilities 936 996 -6.0%
Financial Services 789 792 -0.4%
TOTAL GROUP 4,176 4,258 -1.9%

* At constant scope and exchange rates

Conference call


Today, July 29, 2014, Chairman and CEO Thierry Breton, along with Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Global Operations Charles Dehelly, Chief Financial Officer Michel-Alain Proch, and Patrick Adiba, Chief Commercial Officer, will comment on Atos’ first half 2014 results and answer questions from the financial community during a conference call in English starting at 8:15 am (CET - Paris).

The audio conference numbers are:

France dial-in : +33 1 70 99 32 12 code 946633
UK dial-in : +44 207 1620 177 code 946633
US dial-in : +1 334 323 6203 code 946633


The conference (audio and webcast) and the presentation will also be available on our website.

Forthcoming event

November 7, 2014 Third quarter 2014 revenue

Contact

Investor Relations:
Gilles Arditti
Tel +33 (0) 1 73 26 00 66
gilles.arditti@atos.net

Press:
Caroline Crouch
Tel +44 77 333 100 86
caroline.crouch@atos.net

Josephina de Vries
Tel +31 (0) 6 30 27 26 11
jose.devries@atos.net


Disclaimers


This document contains further forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the Group's expected growth and profitability in the future. Actual events or results may differ from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties that are described within the 2013 Reference Document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on April 2nd, 2014 under the registration number: D14-0272.

Business Units include Germany, France, United Kingdom & Ireland, Benelux & The Nordics (BTN: The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Estonia), Worldline, Central & Eastern Europe (CEE: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, and Turkey), North America (USA and Canada), Iberia (Spain, Portugal, and Andorra), and Other Business Units including Major Events, Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile), Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia), India, Middle East (UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia), Morocco, South Africa, and Cloud & Enterprise Software.

Revenue organic growth is presented at constant scope and exchange rates.


About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced its results for the first half of 2014. Revenue was € 4,176 million, representing an organic evolution of -1.9% compared to the first half of 2013. Operating margin was € 274.6 million, representing 6.6% of revenue, an improvement of +20bps compared to the same period last year.

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Atos signs global IT contract with EthosEnergy

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2014 08:18 BST

Transforming the IT environment to achieve business growth, repeatability and predictability

New York, 24 July 2014

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that it has signed a five-year contract with EthosEnergy, a leading independent service provider of rotating equipment services and solutions, to provide IT managed services and support for the EthosEnergy locations on a global basis.

EthosEnergy, a joint venture between Wood Group’s Gas Turbine Services (GTS) business and the Siemens Energy TurboCare business unit, has chosen Atos to transition and transform the GTS and TurboCare IT infrastructure environments into a consolidated managed services landscape, managed by Atos global support services and supported from key Atos data centers in Europe and North America.

“The services provided by Atos and the relationship between our two companies is fundamental to supporting the focus of our core business, which is maximizing the life cycle value we can create on behalf of our customers, while providing a stable platform for our business systems that help drive repeatability and predictability in everything we do", stated Mark Dobler, CEO of EthosEnergy.

"We value the opportunity to support EthosEnergy's IT infrastructure support requirements and to become a strategic technology and business partner, supporting EthosEnergy's evolving business landscape. With our global delivery framework and presence, we will be able to safeguard vital business intelligence for EthosEnergy," stated John Evers, CEO of Atos in North America.

Atos will provide cloud services through  Canopy, the Atos Cloud and data center infrastructure support services, service desk support, on-site support services, security services, network and voice support services, collaboration support services, and managed client services, which will support EthosEnergy deliver services to its global customers.

About EthosEnergy

EthosEnergy, a joint venture between Wood Group and Siemens, is a leading independent service provider of rotating equipment services and solutions to the power, oil & gas and industrial markets. Globally, these services include power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; design, manufacture and application of engineered components, upgrades and re-rates; repair, overhaul and optimization of gas and steam turbines, generators, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.ethosenergygroup.com

Media contacts

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Communications manager

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EthosEnergy

Jennifer Gibson

Communications Specialist

+44(0) 1224 367256

jennifer.gibson@ethosenergygroup.com


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of EUR 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers information technology services through Consulting & Systems Integration, Managed Operations, and transactional services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public Sector & Health; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that it has signed a five-year contract with EthosEnergy, a leading independent service provider of rotating equipment services and solutions, to provide IT managed services and support for the EthosEnergy locations on a global basis.

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Atos is positioned in “Leaders” quadrant for End User Outsourcing Services in Europe 2014

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2014 08:17 BST

Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Paris, 24 July 2014

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that for the second year running it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the ″ Magic Quadrant for End User Outsourcing Services, Europe 2014” [1] .

Atos has been positioned based on “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision.” According to Gartner “leaders perform skillfully. They have a clear vision of the market's direction and develop competencies to maintain their leadership. They shape the market, rather than follow it.”

Eric Grall, Executive Vice President of Managed Services at Atos: “We are delighted that Atos have once again been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for End User Outsourcing Services. We believe it affirms our continued focus on innovation and our ability to deliver high quality solutions and services. Our Workplace Services offering enables our clients to focus on their business challenges by providing a flexible range of solutions, designed to deliver the best possible user experience to every user, through solutions that embrace new delivery models and the latest technologies – ensuring that each individual has the right tools, at the right time to perform their role to the optimum.”

The Atos visionary Workplace Services offering is a comprehensive portfolio of services providing end-to-end capabilities, which puts the user firmly at the center of the digital workplace. Atos understands the deep impact that social and mobile are having on its clients operational environments and can offer solutions for a full range of work scenarios, enabling employees to work anytime, anyplace and making bring-your-own device a practical reality.

Meet Atos at the Gartner IT Expo Orlando in Florida October 5-10, 2014 and at the Gartner IT Expo in Barcelona on November 9 – 13, 2014 to showcase Atos vision and ability to deliver.

Disclaimer:


Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

For more information, please contact:


Jose de Vries
Tel : +31 6 30 27 26 11
Email : Jose.devries@atos.net


About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that for the second year running it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the ″ Magic Quadrant for End User Outsourcing Services, Europe 2014” [1] .

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Atos is positioned in “Leaders” quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services in Europe

Press Releases   •   Jul 22, 2014 02:42 BST

Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Paris, 22 July 2014

Atos, an international IT services provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the ″Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe 2014” [1].

Atos has been positioned based on “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”. According to Gartner, “Leaders perform skillfully. They have a clear vision of the market's direction and develop competencies to maintain their leadership. They shape the market, rather than follow it.”

Eric Grall, Executive Vice President of Managed Services at Atos: “We are pleased with the positioning of Atos in the leaders quadrant as it is a proof of our continued focus on innovation and ability to meet our client’s demands.”

Atos provides a transformation road map to take its enterprise customers infrastructure requirements from a basic or legacy current mode of operation to a truly dynamic, utility based computing or cloud model that delivers a truly agile enterprise.

The portfolio of services Atos offers is a proven infrastructure management set of services ranging from Remote System Management, through Secure Datacenter Hosting for mainframe and common platforms through to Utility and Cloud Services from its cloud service company, Canopy. All complemented by its ability to deliver the hybrid vision across all these environments enabling its customers to realize the transformation to new ways of working seamlessly.

Meet Atos at the Gartner IT Expo Orlando in Florida October 5-10, 2014 and at the Gartner IT Expo in Barcelona on November 9 – 13, 2014 to showcase Atos vision and ability to deliver.

Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

For more information, please contact:


Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
Jose.devries@atos.net

[1] Gartner: “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe 2014” by Claudio Da Rold, Gianluca Tramacere, Frank Ridder, DD Mishra, Gregor Petri


About Atos


Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international IT services provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the ″Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe 2014” [1].

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About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company, which delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services.

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.