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The United States Agency for International Development awards a consortium with Bull a $ 10 million IT services contract to modernize Egyptian tax administration

Paris, June  4, 2008 -

A consortium set up by Bull with the US affiliate of Raya, the leading Egyptian IT services provider, has won a contract for the procurement, development, customization and implementation of an integrated tax management and administration system for the Egyptian Tax Authority. The contract was awarded through the TAPR II Project being implemented by BearingPoint and is financed by the United States Agency for International Development. Part of the country's fiscal reform and modernization programme, the goal of this particular component is to improve the efficiency of tax administration in Egypt.

The contract is valued at some $ 10 million for the two partners - Bull and Raya -, a long time partner of the Ministry of Finance, providing IT Services and contract management. Bull's share represents around 80%.

Delivering this project involves many thousands of manpower days of services. The project features e-ris, Bull's comprehensive solution for Tax Administrations aimed at improving, via automation and the use of leading edge technologies, the reliability and efficiency of their tax collection processes. Bull's e-ris' flexibility will enable the Tax Authority to become the true owner of the system - reducing their dependence on contracted suppliers or out-sourced maintenance services.

"This success consolidates Bull's position when it comes to modernization projects for public sector information systems" explained Luc Saint-Jeannet, Vice-President International Operations, Bull. "The partnership we entered into with Raya and BearingPoint enabled us to present a truly integrated configuration with the potential for developing a reliable, state-of-the-art solution that will operate on a grand scale, while meeting the modernization challenges of the Egyptian Ministry of Finance. Bull's expertise in tax and customs modernization projects across the world and the completeness of its e-ris solution were decisive for us and the Ministry of Finance".

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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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