Atos and Perot Systems Collaborate to Strengthen IT

Atos (ParisBourse) and Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) announce today that they have signed a cooperation agreement in which the companies will work closely together to provide multinational clients information technology services on a global basis. Under the agreement, both companies look to expand their geographic presence by working together to cooperate in markets where the other has a stronger presence. Atos has a formidable European presence covering France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Benelux, and the United Kingdom. From its founding in the US, Perot Systems provides a unique integrated service offering to clients in North America, Asia and parts of Europe including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, and Benelux. The agreement will mark one of the first cross-Atlantic collaboration efforts in the information technology services industry and will draw on the complementary geographical strengths of both companies. For customers, the benefit will be immediate. Services such as systems integration and application development, information systems outsourcing, business consultancy, and business processing will comprise the market offerings of the two companies, which will be delivered worldwide in a coordinated manner. In addition, Atos and Perot Systems will have greater opportunities to support customers in leading edge electronic commerce capabilities and Internet solutions. Atos and Perot Systems both share a client-driven philosophy and are dedicated to providing a wide range of global technology solutions to enable multinational clients achieve their business objectives. Ross Perot, chairman, CEO, and president of Perot Systems, expressed strong commitment to this new relationship, saying, "We are excited to work with Atos and believe this collaboration will provide significant benefits to both companies and their customers." Bernard Bourigeaud, chairman and CEO of Atos, stated his enthusiasm for the agreement and added, "This is a key agreement enabling Atos to position itself beyond the European market and to meet clients growing needs for global IT services. I am looking forward to working with Perot Systems, a highly reputable IT services provider and a company who shares many of the same values as Atos." About Atos Atos is a leading European information technology services provider with fiscal 1998 revenues of EUR 957 million ($1,128 million), of which 33% was derived from outside France, and a staff of more than 9,700 throughout 12 countries. The group is focused on helping companies optimize the relationship with their customers by providing strong expertise in the growing areas of e-commerce, customer relationship management and supply chain management. For more information on the company, visit the group's Web site at About Perot Systems Perot Systems, based in Dallas, TX, is a leading information technology services and business solutions company serving clients in various industries including financial services, healthcare, energy, and travel and transportation. Perot Systems has over 6,000 employees in North America, Europe and Asia. 1998 revenues were $994 million (EUR 843 million). More information on Perot Systems can be found through the World Wide Web at Exchange rate as of January 4, 1999 1 EUR = $1.1789 ots Original Text Service: Perot Systems Corporation Internet: Contact: press, Marie-Tatiana Collombert, + 33 1 49 00 96 33, or email, mtcollombert@atos-, or Lisa Barthelemy, Investor Relations, + 33 1 49 00 96 64, or email,, both of Atos; or Kim Testa, Public Relations, +1-972-340-6727, or email,, or John Lyon, Investor Relations, +1-972-340- 6132, or email,, both of Perot Systems Corporation Web site:

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