Thomas Cook signs contract with Atos Origin

Essen – Thomas Cook AG, Germany’s second largest travel and tourism provider, has signed a double-digit million euro contract with the international IT services company Atos Origin,
which will assume responsibility for providing the tourism group’s mainframe services for a period of five years beginning in 2008.

With Atos Origin, we have found a partner that has extensive experience especially within critical system environments. For us, the quality in terms of security and availablity as well as the
processes behind it are extremely important», says Reinhard Eschbach, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Thomas Cook AG. «The systems on which we run the bookings are the foundation
of our business. Atos Origin can offer us a comprehensive service in this area.»

Thomas Cook will use Atos Origin’s European Mainframe Hub, a new high-security data-processing centre in Essen. This twin data centre will provide data processing services for customers
worldwide. «We are linked to Thomas Cook through a long-term partnership. We are extremely pleased that we were able to convince Thomas Cook, one of the world’s leading tourism groups, of
the quality of our services, said Wolfgang Sturm, COO of Atos Origin in Germany and Central Europe, «we are extremely proud of this achievement.»

The IT services company, which handles the IT requirements for the Olympic Games among other important organizations, already has an established track record of working with Thomas Cook and
other leading companies in the travel and tourism sector.

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