ATOS : Atos Worldline to develop and operate a new biometric authentication and identification system for cashless and cardless

 ATOS : Atos Worldline to develop and operate a new biometric authentication
   and identification system for cashless and cardless payments for Telekom

Frankfurt, 20 February 2013 - Atos  Worldline, Atos core expertise in  hi-tech 
transactional services, signed a framework agreement with Telekom  Deutschland 
for the development, setup  and operation of  the new "Pay-At-Match®"  system. 
This new cashless and cardless  system permits secure and convenient  payments 
by enabling customers to use  their fingerprint and a personal  identification 
number (PIN).

Telekom Deutschland opted for Atos Worldline to develop, implement and run the
pilot phase  of  its  new  "Pay-At-Match®" system.  The  decisive  factor  was 
primarily Atos Worldline technological background and know-how gathered of  40 
years. Telekom Deutschland can now benefit  from this wealth of experience  in 
implementing innovative, efficient and secure payment systems.

Wolf Kunisch CEO  at Atos Worldline  in Germany says:  "We are proud  to be  a 
pioneer in the payment market and always one step ahead of market needs.  Atos 
Worldline continuously invests in  launching new payment  methods in order  to 
offer our customers easy to use and highly secure payment methods that can  be 
easily implemented across Europe.  We are proud  that Telekom Deutschland  has 
chosen us as  their long-term partner  to supply them  with our expertise  for 
their new Pay-At-Match® system."

Pay-At-Match® is  a biometric  identification  and authentication  system  for 
cashless and  cardless  payments.  After  the  initial  registration  process, 
customers can pay  at a POS  (Point-Of-Sale) terminal using  a combination  of 
fingerprint and five-digit code - they require neither cash nor a debit card.

The customer simply has to run his or her finger across the payment terminal's
scanner and key in  the personal five-digit code  as a supplementary  security 
precaution. After the receipt has been printed out, the payment transaction is
complete and the amount is deducted  from the customer's account in the  usual 

By speeding  up  payment  processing, this  secure  and  convenient  biometric 
authentication method reduces waiting times at the cash desk and thus leads to
greater customer satisfaction.
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About Atos Worldline
Atos Worldline brings together Atos core expertise in Hi-Tech Transactional
Services with 40 years of experience and recognized know-how in the payment
industry. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic
transactions, Atos Worldline is specialized in electronic payment services
(including issuing, acquiring, terminals, and card and non-card payment
solutions & processing), eServices for customers, citizens and communities
(eCS) as well as services for financial markets. Atos Worldline is committed
to continuous R&D and innovation so its customers can benefit from
leading-edge solutions to stay ahead of market evolutions. Atos Worldline
generates annual revenues of €913 million and employs over 5,400 people in the
world. For more information, please visit:

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual
2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48
countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional
services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed
services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works
with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail,
Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media &
Technology; Energy & 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 and Paralympic
Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the
brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos
Worldgrid. For more information, visit:

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