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Atos Acquires Syntel

Strengthen worldwide Atos Digital solutions portfolio and business

Atos has entered into an agreement with Syntel, with respect to the acquisition by Atos of Syntel, for aggregate consideration of $3.4billion or $41.0 per Syntel share.

The transaction represents c. 14% premium over the 30 trading days volume weighted average share price. The transaction is structured as a one-step cash merger between Syntel and Atos requiring above 50%of Syntel outstanding share capital to execute the merger.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos said:”I am very proud to announce such an important milestone in Atos’ leadership development with the acquisition of Syntel, a leading digital company, established 38 years ago, that perfectly fits our strategic priorities. It represents a transformational step for our Business & Platform Solutions Division as it will significantly enhance its growth and profitability profile through an extended digital services offering, cutting-edge India-based delivery platforms, as well as revenue and cost synergies.

In particular, the highly complementary portfolio, customer base, and geographic footprint of the combination between Atos and Syntel will significantly enhance our presence in North America and accelerate the digital transformation of Atos’ customers worldwide.

I am looking forward to welcoming the 23,000 Syntel engineers and their very strong management to continue delivering together the highest value to our clients and shareholders.”

Bharat Desai, Co-Chairman and Co-founder of Syntel, said: “This is a very exciting development for Syntel. The Syntel board is committed to maximizing shareholder value and believes that the agreement with Atos achieves that objective and delivers a win-win proposition to our customers and employees.”

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