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Atos Appointed Chief Systems Integrator for the 28th Southeast Asian Games

SINGAPORE, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh from the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Atos Information Technology, a global IT services company and a key technology provider for the Olympic Movement since 1989 and who will continue to provide IT services for the next 5 upcoming Olympic Games, is appointed by the Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC) to lead the technology effort to stage the 28 th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, to be held in June 2015 in Singapore. In addition to designing, building and operating the technology infrastructure and IT systems for the Games, Atos will also manage and integrate the contributions of all technology partners to deliver the Games in a seamless and secure manner. This will encompass operations, services and communications to athletes, spectators, organisers, officials, media, viewers, spectators and Internet users in Southeast Asia.

For the biennial Southeast Asian Games in 2015, Atos will leverage its experience and technical expertise spanning over 12 years as the Worldwide IT Partner for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other major international sporting events like the recently contracted sponsorship agreement with Pan am/Parapan Am games in Toronto, Canada.

Mr Herbert Leung, CEO of Atos in APAC said that Atos' appointment affirms its position as the go-to IT partner for high profile, large-scale sporting events, and is confident about delivering the complex integration of systems and people on time and on budget. "For the past 20 years, Atos has been serving the world's most demanding reference customer -- the IOC. There is no other sports IT project of this magnitude and complexity. Each Game has been a steep but rewarding learning curve for Atos as we overcame the myriad of challenges unique to each new location and deliver on an extraordinary scale as the entire world watched on. For the 28 th SEA Games, our team of Business Technologists will apply the same blend of specialist skills and experience backed by a complete understanding of just what the organisers, competitors and audience expect." He further added, "We also look forward to working closely with SINGSOC again to deliver a seamless regional sporting event against the backdrop of Singapore's brand new Sports Hub in Kallang whilst showcasing our expertise."

Mr Toh Boon Yi, Chief of Community & Corporate Outreach, Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC) said, "We are pleased to be working with Atos Information Technology in hosting a major multi-sport event for Singapore once again. They delivered the IT infrastructure and systems during the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010 contributing to its success. As we prepare for the upcoming SEA Games in 2015 we are confident that Atos has the specialist skills to raise the bar and help us deliver an extraordinary regional sporting event."
About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of EUR8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services through Consulting & Systems Integration, Managed Operations, and transactional services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across different business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public Sector & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

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

About the 28th SEA Games

The region's most prestigious multi-sport event will see its return to Singapore after a 22 year wait when the republic last hosted the Games in 1993. The 28th SEA Games will be held from 5 -16 June 2015, with Singapore Sports Hub as the main venue for the Games. Organised by the Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC), the Games is held in conjunction with Singapore's 50th anniversary and will host more than 7,000 athletes and officials from 36 sports. Adopting the theme of Celebrate the Extraordinary , the Games will celebrate triumph of human spirit - be it in sports or daily lives; in success or in the grit to try again and again; in winning or in merely being at the start line. The 28th SEA Games will show the people of the Southeast Asia that success ultimately comes to ordinary people with extraordinary dreams. It's not about having a champion, but inspiring the champion that is inside each of us

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