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Co-operation Agreement in China in Information Technologies between CEA, STMicroelectronics, Bull and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Beijing - Paris, October  11, 2004 -

In an extension of the co-operation agreement signed in Paris on January 28th, 2004 during the State visit of Chinese President HU JINTAO, the French CEA and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) announce in association with Bull and STMicroelectonics a co-operation agreement around the development of an open computing platform.

Taking into account the importance of information technologies in the social and economic development of China, the MOST has chosen to develop an open IT platform with 3 major European players.

Based on Linux and an open distributed system, the platform is planned to run in multiple environments, including PCs, servers and mobile devices such as PDAs (personal digital assistants), in order to promote interoperability and the deployment of new on-line services and communications applications.

For Deputy Director General of MOST High and New technology Development & Industrialization Department, Li Wuqiang, "The alliance of expertise from China and Europe, and particularly from France, is expected to play a fundamental role in the future strategic directions, as well as in the rise, of information technologies. This step forward will help reduce the Digital Divide between emerging and developed countries."

"We are proud of this agreement, which illustrates our will to be closer to China to boost innovation in the field of Information technologies," said Gervais Pellissier, Managing Director of Bull.

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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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