London /Paris, 9 January 2008 -
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has signed a five-year contract worth £50 million with BP²I, a joint venture with BNP Paribas and IBM, to deliver IT services to the French Bank.
Under the contract, Atos Origin will manage the desktop services for investment banking business in the UK and for the retail banking business in France. Working with BP²I and BNP Paribas, Atos Origin will deliver a bespoke, global solution that will transform the delivery of IT services at BNP Paribas, to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve quality of service.
"We are delighted to be extending our long-standing relationship with Atos Origin, initially focused on the retail business to now include our corporate and investment banking business in the UK," said Thierry Bjalon, Country Manager for BP²I in the UK. "IT transformation is critical to our business success and we have selected Atos Origin because of its position in Financial Services, its delivery track record and experience of managing desktop services solutions".
"This new contract follows a number of recent wins for Atos Origin in the Financial Services sector across Europe and highlights our ability to deliver global solutions to our clients," said Keith Wilman, CEO for Atos Origin in the UK. "This new contract also supports our strategy to grow the business organically, particularly in outsourcing."
Atos Origin is Europe's number one provider of payments, securities and financial services outsourcing, supporting business processes for 9 of the top 10 European banks. Through its portfolio of specialist solutions for banks, stock exchanges and insurance companies, Atos Origin helps financial services organisations to manage costs; reform core banking and operational support systems; manage enterprise risk and ensure regulatory compliance.
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.
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