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Bull signs BOA with NATO NC3A

First step towards doing business with NATO

Brussels, Paris March  29, 2012 -

Bull has signed a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A). The BOA provides the framework between the two parties to quickly do business together. This agreement between Bull and NATO clearly demonstrates the interest of Bull in the government and defense market.

Under the BOA, Bull is entitled to compete on bids that NATO issues within the range of products and services that Bull focusses on. The BOA between Bull and NATO NC3A specifically mentions the following products and services: Computer Servers, Electronic Data Storage Equipment, Radio Systems, Transmitter and Counter IED, Securised Hardware, Crypto, Security Software, Prefabricated Structures and Container Units and Consultancy. Bull can now compete with all solutions that match these categories.

"Bull is an expert in secure, mission-critical systems, robust infrastructures and applications," commented Saskia Van Uffelen, CEP Bull Belux, "and we are very happy to have completed the BOA procedure." Bull helps defense and homeland security authorities and organizations take new risks into account, interoperate securely and react more quickly to fulfill their missions. From services (engineering and integration of complex hardware/software systems) to solutions, Bull helps leading players build the new defense technologies of tomorrow. The company has been involved in projects as diverse as the largest European supercomputers for nuclear simulations, warship information systems, mobile tactical systems, remote processing of military devices and radar interceptors, among others.

A BOA is the primary part in a two-stage contracting procedure, whereby the contract is negotiated and placed centrally with a supplier for a specific range of goods. All basic contract provisions are agreed including prices or a definitive pricing methodology. Individual orders for retail quantities may then be placed against the central contract by local offices for local delivery.

"Although there is no immediate ¿euro' value tied to this type of agreement, signing an agreement like the current BOA will make it easier for local offices to order products and services from Bull and its subsidiaries," says Saskia Van Uffelen, CEP Bull Belux.

Press Relations contact
Saskia Van Uffelen
CEO Bull Belux & European Institutions Bull
Tel. +32 473 21 41 78

About Bull, an Atos company


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.

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About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

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