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Atos presents today its mid-term Ambition: The Leader in Secure & Decarbonized Digital

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Paris, June 24, 2020 – Today, at the occasion of a fully global and digital 2020 Analyst Day, the Group presents its Vision, Ambition and Strategy in the mid-term.Elie Girard, CEO said: “Atos’ ambition is to become the leader in secure and decarbonized digital. Over the next years, the Group will pivot towards growth, leveraging on SPRING to move Atos to an Industry approach and capture this decade’s new Cloud and Digital breakthroughs, on Digital Security to increase further its leadership, and on Decarbonization where Atos is a pioneer in bringing to its customers its unique know-how both on core IT, and on business processes. Acquisitions of bolt-on Digital specialists as well as Cybersecurity experts will enhance Atos offering and growth profile.As a result of this strategy, Digital, Cloud, Security, and Decarbonization are expected to represent 65% of Group revenue in the mid-term compared to 40% today reflecting a major change in the Group offering. Atos strong technological DNA, its longstanding global partnerships, as well as the strong customer obsession culture of its 110 000 colleagues, are the ideal strengths to engage in this journey.With no financial leverage and therefore the required financial solidity to move forward, Atos is fully geared to reach its mid-term targets for the benefit of all its stakeholders.”Mid-term targetsThe Group’s ambition is to reach the following targets in the mid-term:Revenue growth at constant currency: +5% to +7%;Operating margin rate: 11% to 12% of revenue;Free cash flow: an operating margin conversion rate to free cash flow above 60%.The Group confirms all the ojectives for 2020 as communicated as of April 22, 2020 at the occasion of its Q1 2020 revenue release.Vision, Ambition & StrategyThe Group believes that Digitalization has delivered only a fraction of its potential. While the data deluge of the last decade will accelerate, it will now be topped by a profusion of data-driven services. In this new era, customers are calling for value – they want outcome-based services –, experience – they want innovative and flexible services –, and safety – they want secure and decarbonized services.Those customer calls focus on 7 key digital breakthroughs which turn into growth levers for Atos leveraging on its skills and assets (during the Analyst Day a specific session will be dedicated to each of these digital breakthroughs):Full Stack CloudThe move to the Cloud is accelerating into Hybrid Cloud (Private and Public Clouds), multi-Cloud (across several Public Clouds), and convergent Cloud strategies (migration and modernization of Data, Platforms and Applications together) building a holistic approach to the Cloud, a Full Stack Cloud. This evolution requires an increased orchestration function. In addition, the most complex application landscapes have started to move into the Cloud. Atos is building on its new profile (Application Modernization expertise from Syntel), its longstanding expertise in Business Critical Applications and SAP, and its strong proximity with Hyperscalers to seize this Full Stack Cloud shaping and acceleration. 
Business Critical ApplicationsDigitalization accelerates into Business Critical Applications territory requiring an intensification of cloudification, Data analytics, IoT, local data processing, and 5G. Business continuity criticality emphasized during the Covid-19 crisis has been fostering further this trend. Atos is leveraging on its DNA in vertical Business Critical Applications enhanced by SPRING transformation, and its local data processing capabilities (Edge computing) to capture this natural sizeable market opportunity.Digital PlatformsDigital Platforms have become the first business transformation priority of CEOs for the years to come, and will be originating an estimated 70% of the new value created in the economy. Digital Platforms, which enable the sharing data from enterprises within or across value chains, is a transformative trend with a huge untapped opportunity in the B2B world. Through its end-to-end digital capabilities combined with a deep industry knowledge, Atos, as a recognized leader in Security and Computing, is ideally positioned as the neutral enterprise Digital Platforms’ operator.Customer ExperienceIn this new era of Digitialization, Customer Experience will be critical to expand the reach of the newly created data-driven services. This will leave the sole domain of user interface to encompass further immersive experience, real-time innovation and seamless omni-channel, as well as “No User Interface” logics. Atos leverages on IP-driven solutions to bring technologies such as Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), IoT / Edge (Local Computing), and real-time Cloud and Application architectures to Customer Experience territory to unleash the power of Digitalization.Employee ExperienceFurther to the Covid-19 crisis, the Group, who is already a Digital Workplace market leader, estimates that organizations will move from 10% to more than 40% of work-from-home in the new normal. Leaving behind the quick fixes implemented during the crisis, the period to come will see Digital Workplace replaced by a holistic Employee Experience approach, including reimagined collaboration and flexible working. Building on its strong Unified Communications and Security solutions, its partner ecosystem, and its Industry specific Design Thinking and Personas, Atos intends to become the distant leader in Employee Experience in the new normal.Digital SecurityDigital Security encompasses Cybersecurity, but also Mission Critical Systems, IoT Security, and Economic Security – pointing at the willingness from customers not to depend on a single technology provider. Cybersecurity is evolving at a very quick pace due to an ever changing Cyber threat landscape, a pervasive Data environment, and an increased attack surface resulting from « hybrid digital ». Atos is today #3 in Cybersecurity services worldwide, and has developed a unique Cybersecurity innovation track record in order to protect end users, IoT and Data as well as detecting and responding to threats with its prescriptive Security Operation Centers. The Group intends to complement its technologies through Managed extended Detection & Response, Privilege Access Management, and Cloud Encryption. The Group ambitions to reach more than €2bn revenue in Digital Security in the mid-term.DecarbonizationAtos has developed over the past 10 years a unique Decarbonization expertise, well recognized by all sustainability rankings. The Group has decided to announce today its commitment to be Net-Zero Carbon by 2035, reinforcing its leadership. Decarbonization is now entering the Boardrooms of customers, and is supported by unprecedented public policies and societal aspirations. Atos can leverage on its unique know-how to shape new Decarbonization value propositions to customers, both in core IT and in business processes, and seize a market opportunity reaching close to $30bn for the sole Green IT in 2024. Offerings range from Decarbonization assessments to the introduction in large contracts of CO2 reduction commitments through DLA (Decarbonization Level Agreements), and the use of key technologies such as IoT, Cloud, AI & Analytics, Digital Twin to decarbonize carbon intense business processes. Atos expects to generate more than €500m revenue in the mid-term in Decarbonization.Based on the above Digital breakthroughs, its unique skills and assets, Atos ambitions to become the Leader in Secure and Decarbonized Digital. 
Use of cash and M&A policyThe Group maintains its dividend policy going forward with a payout ratio between 25% and 30% of net income Group share. The remaining Free cash flow will be used to self-finance acquisitions (and to buy back a limited number of shares to deliver long-term incentive plans). The Group targets bolt-on acquisitions to boost key portfolio offerings, and Cybersecurity companies. Considering its net debt free position, leverage remains available for sizeable and transformative M&A. This use of cash and M&A policy with continue to be underpinned by a strict financial discipline.Atos announces today two bolt-on acquisitions as part of its M&A policy: Paladion, a global cybersecurity player in cloud-native Managed Detection & Response, and Alia, a leading digital consulting company specialized in S/4 HANA transformation for the energy sector (see two separate press releases issued today).ReplayA replay of the event will be available per session on atos.net, in the Investors section.Forthcoming eventJuly 27, 2020               First half 2020 results
October 22, 2020        Third quarter 2020 revenue
ContactsInvestor Relations:              Gilles Arditti                 +33 1 73 26 00 66
                                                                                   gilles.arditti@atos.net
Media:                                    Sylvie Raybaud            +33 6 95 91 96 71
                                                                                   sylvie.raybaud@atos.net

 
About AtosAtos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (SocietasEuropaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.DisclaimersThis document contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including references, concerning the Group’s expected growth and profitability in the future which may significantly impact the expected performance indicated in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are linked to factors out of the control of the Company and not precisely estimated, such as market conditions or competitors behaviors. Any forward-looking statements made in this document are statements about Atos’ beliefs and expectations and should be evaluated as such. Forward-looking statements include statements that may relate to Atos’ plans, objectives, strategies, goals, future events, future revenues or synergies, or performance, and other information that is not historical information. Actual events or results may differ from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties that are described within the the 2019 Universal Registration Document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on March 3, 2020 under the registration number D.20-0096. Atos does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation or responsibility to update or amend any of the information above except as otherwise required by law. This document does not contain or constitute an offer of Atos’ shares for sale or an invitation or inducement to invest in Atos’ shares in France, the United States of America or any other jurisdiction.Revenue organic growth and Operating margin are presented as defined in the 2019 Universal Registration Document. Mid-Term annual revenue growth is presented at constant exchange rates.Industries include Manufacturing (Aerospace, Automotive, Chemicals, Consumer Packaged Goods (Food & Beverage), Discrete Manufacturing, Process Industries, Services and Siemens), Financial Services & Insurance (Insurance, Banking & Financial Services, and Business Transformation Services), Public Sector & Defense (Defense, Education, Extraterritorial Organizations, Public Administration, Public Community Services and Major Events), Telecom, Media & Technology (High Tech & Engineering, Media, and Telecom), Resource & Services (Energy, Retail, Transportation & Hospitality, and Utilities) and Healthcare & Life Sciences (Healthcare and Pharmaceutical).Regional Business Units include North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico), Northern Europe (United Kingdom & Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, and Sweden), Southern Europe (France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy), Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Switzerland) and Growing Markets including Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand), South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay), Middle East & Africa (Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey and UAE), Major Events, Global Cloud Hub, and Global Delivery Centers. AttachmentAtos – 2020 Analyst Day – Press release

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Release Is Transforming The World’s Agriculture & Fisheries Logistics Through Its Blockchain-Powered Social Commerce Platform

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New Taipei City, Taiwan, July 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — While the concept of social commerce is gaining traction, there are several inherent challenges that are hindering its growth. Among these, a few of the most prominent ones include – logistics & supply chain inefficiency, the lack of effective communication between buyers and sellers, etc. To address these issues and more, Release Co. Ltd. has harnessed the power of blockchain technology and tokenization. 

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The Global Autonomous Vessels Market is expected to grow from USD 13,769.50 Million in 2019 to USD 21,784.01 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.94%

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New York, July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Autonomous Vessels Market Research Report by Fit, by Type, by Automataion, by Solution, by Users – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05913503/?utm_source=GNW
On the basis of Fit, the Autonomous Vessels Market is studied across Line Fit and Retrofit.
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CORRECTION – OMNIQ’s Artificial Intelligence-Based Quest Shield™ Solution Selected by the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore

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SALT LAKE CITY, July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a release issued under the same headline on June 1, 2020 by OMNIQ, Inc. (OTCQB:OMQS), please be advised that the second paragraph as originally issued contained certain inaccuracies, not related to financial results or projections, which have been corrected below.Quest Shield™ security package provides a  proactive ground-breaking cloud-based solution for crime prevention on campuses and in schools using  automatic Machine Vision detection and identification of vehicles by license plate, make and color via an AI-based  identification algorithm
Real-time alert and notification to law enforcement authorities to actively prevent potential tragediesTechnology developed in Israel, previously deployed with success in sensitive security zones in the U.S., Middle East and elsewhereAddressing Covid-19 concerns, students will be equipped with a contactless, readable ID tag verifying pre-screened temperature test clearanceTalmudical Academy in Baltimore has over 1,000 students and is part of the Chofetz Haim educational chain with more than 35 locations in the U.S., Canada and IsraelOMNIQ, Inc. (OTCQB:OMQS) (“OMNIQ” or “the Company”), announces that it has been selected to deploy its Quest Shield™ campus safety solution at the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore in Maryland.The Quest Shield™ security package uses the Company’s AI-based SeeCube technology platform, a ground-breaking cloud-based/on-premise security solution for Safe Campus/School applications. The platform provides unique AI-based computer vision technology and software to gather real-time vehicle data, enabling the Quest Shield™ to identify and record images of approaching vehicles including color, make and license plate information. The license plate is then compared against the school’s internal watch list to provide immediate notifications of unauthorized vehicles to security and administrative personnel. In addition to providing a vehicle identification and recognition solution to the Talmudical Academy, the Quest Shield™ comprehensive security platform addresses other security concerns including controlling access to the buildings and visitor management as well as the ability to pre-register guests for school activities. Additionally, as part of COVID-19 mitigation, parents in Maryland will be asked to take and record their child’s temperature each day before they leave for school. Quest Shield™ will automate this process, by providing parents an online form where they may record the temperature. All Talmud Academy students will be equipped with an ID tag that will have a QR code that can be read with a barcode scanner. As students enter campus, faculty equipped with Quest handheld scanners will read the barcode to confirm that the student’s temperature has been taken that day; if the form has not been filled in, faculty will check temperatures before allowing students inside.    Shai Lustgarten, CEO of OMNIQ, commented: “It is our privilege to work with the Talmudical Academy to provide our solution to enhance safety at their Baltimore campus. Quest Shield™ is an extension of the homeland security solution we designed for the Israeli authorities to fight terrorism and save lives.”Rabbi Yaacov Cohen, Executive Director, Talmudical Academy of Baltimore, commented: “Concern about campus safety and the safety of our students and faculty drove the Talmudical Academy to seek ways to implement new strategies aimed at preventing crimes and violence that may be committed on the school grounds. The unfortunate reality today is that situations we could never imagine just a few years ago are happening now with increasing regularity. Most security systems that are currently being deployed on other campuses are good at recording events subsequent to crimes being committed. With Quest Shield™, we have an opportunity to alert personnel and Law Enforcement ahead of any sign of violence.”Mr. Lustgarten added: “The Quest Shield™ has been tailored to provide a proactive solution to improve security and safety in schools and on campuses as well as community centers and places of worship in the U.S. that have unfortunately become a target for ruthless attacks. We’re pleased to work with a forward-thinking organization like the Talmudical Academy, it is gratifying that the Academy selected the Quest Shield™ platform to strengthen its security precautions.”“Additionally, many schools and communities are expressing concern around children returning to school in the fall due to COVID-19. With that in mind, Talmudical Academy will also employ the Quest Shield™ to provide an automated screening process to confirm that students have had their temperatures checked, per Maryland regulation, upon their arrival on campus and prior to them entering the school facilities.”Mr. Lustgarten concluded, “We are proud to be able to improve student safety in the U.S., as well as in other vulnerable communities. Quest Shield™ has previously been implemented by a pre-K through Grade 12 school in Florida and at a Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City. We look forward to working closely with the Academy and other institutions to promote the health and safety of students, faculty and support personnel.”About OMNIQ, Corp.
OMNIQ Corp. (OMQS) provides computerized and machine vision image processing solutions that use patented and proprietary AI technology to deliver data collection, real time surveillance and monitoring for supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, traffic & parking management and access control applications. The technology and services provided by the Company help clients move people, assets and data safely and securely through airports, warehouses, schools, national borders, and many other applications and environments.
OMNIQ’s customers include government agencies and leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and oil, gas, and chemicals.  Since 2014, annual revenues have grown to more than $50 million from clients in the USA and abroad.
The Company currently addresses several billion-dollar markets, including the Global Safe City market, forecast to grow to $29 billion by 2022, and the Ticketless Safe Parking market, forecast to grow to $5.2 billion by 2023. Information about Forward-Looking Statements
“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release relating to plans, strategies, economic performance and trends, projections of results of specific activities or investments, and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
This release contains “forward-looking statements” that include information relating to future events and future financial and operating performance. The words “anticipate”, “may,” “would,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “can,” “believe,” “potential” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which that performance or those results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time they are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in demand for the Company’s products particularly during the current health crisis, the introduction of new products, the Company’s ability to maintain customer and strategic business relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing, growth in targeted markets, the adequacy of the Company’s liquidity and financial strength to support its growth, the Company’s ability to manage credit and debt structures from vendors, debt holders and secured lenders, the Company’s ability to successfully integrate its acquisitions, and other information that may be detailed from time-to-time in OMNIQ Corp.’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Examples of such forward looking statements in this release include, among others, statements regarding revenue growth, driving sales, operational and financial initiatives, cost reduction and profitability, and simplification of operations. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting OMNIQ Corp., please refer to the Company’s recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, which are available at http://www.sec.gov. OMNIQ Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.Investor Contact:
John Nesbett/Jen Belodeau
IMS Investor Relations
203.972.9200
jnesbett@institutionalms.com 

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