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News Article | April 24, 2017
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Older patients enrolled in team-based primary care practices in Quebec had similar rates of hospital readmission, and lower rates of emergency department visits and death after hospital discharge, compared with those in traditional fee-for-service practices, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Our study showed that the newer team-based primary care delivery model in Quebec was associated with some better post-discharge outcomes among older or chronically ill patients, notably lower rates of emergency department visits and death," writes Dr. Bruno Riverin, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, with coauthors. Hospital readmissions cost the Canadian health care system $1.8 billion each year (excluding physician costs) and many older or chronically ill patients are at increased risk of complications in the weeks after discharge. The large study looked at data on 312 377 older or chronically ill patients in Quebec who were admitted to hospital between November 2002 and January 2009 (620 656 admissions). The researchers found that about 1 in 4 older or chronically ill patients who had been in hospital for any cause returned within 30 days (for either readmission or an emergency department visit). "Patients enrolled in team-based primary care practices had a 5% lower 30-day risk of emergency department visits not associated with readmission, and significantly fewer patients died in the early period after hospital discharge compared with patients enrolled in traditional primary care practices," write the authors. They hypothesize that health care professionals in these team-based practices are better able to coordinate care for the sickest patients, which helps reduce hospital readmission and death. The study was conducted by researchers at McGill University; Montreal Children's Hospital; McGill University Health Centre, Direction de la santé publique du CIUSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, Montréal, Quebec; and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


PHOENIX & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boston Children’s Hospital and PetSmart Charities today announced that the Hospital received a $360,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to support Pawprints, the Hospital’s 14-year-old animal assisted therapy program. The Pawprints program, now supported by PetSmart Charities, provides a welcome diversion from patients’ normal hospital routines, giving them and their families a sense of security and normalcy, a diminished sense of isolation, and an increased level of positive communication. With the help of this generous grant, the Hospital expects to double the number of dogs participating in the program from 17 to 34 to serve thousands of patients at three satellite locations in Peabody, Waltham and the Martha Eliot Health Center by 2019. The Hospital’s animal assisted therapy program was launched with the first Boston Children’s therapy dog, Stella, a mild-mannered yellow Labrador retriever, by her inaugural visit in 2003. Since then, there have been more than 12,000 patient visits by dozens of therapy dogs over the past 14 years. "We're so grateful for this generous support from PetSmart Charities," says Carola Cadley, vice president of Corporate Development & Special Events at Boston Children's Hospital Trust. "The emotional boost our Pawprints dog/handler teams give to our patients and their families is significant, and we're excited to now be able to extend these services to even more patients and families around our main hospital campus, while also introducing therapy dog visits to our satellite facilities!" Today, Pawprints pet/handler teams are selected through a careful screening process, including an interpersonal interview with the handler, an offsite behavioral evaluation, Occupational Health volunteer clearances, canine medical clearances and an on-site behavioral evaluation. In order to participate, each dog is required to be at least 2 years old, registered with a therapy dog organization, in good physical health, and current on all vaccinations, and to have a calm, consistent and obedient temperament to provide unconditional love to bedridden patients. It is patients like Julie Milunsky, now 21, who has been treated for most of her life at Boston Children’s for a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), who benefit from this program. Most recently, she was in the hospital for her uncontrollable shoulder dislocation. After an extensive surgical procedure, she was put into a half-body cast, minimizing her range of motion and her independence. Waiting for her after the procedure was a therapy dog from the Pawprints program to greet her in her hospital room. “It was so powerful for me because it took me out of my head, out of my anxiety and got me in the moment to realize that everything was going to be okay,” said Milunsky. “I got to focus on the dog for that moment, which ended up decreasing my pain and anxiety, both wins in my book. The Pawprints program also showed me that there are ways to interact with my own dogs at home despite my casts.” PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, recently expanded its mission to include finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. This new mission allows the organization to support animal welfare programs in more ways than ever before, and even reach other nonprofits, like Boston Children’s Hospital, that help connect people and pets. The new “Enhancing the Quality of Life Through Pets” grant category, open year-round for applications, supports programs that train pets to become service animals for military veterans or people with disabilities and for pet therapy programs at places such as hospitals, schools, and senior homes. “Boston Children’s Hospital has made tremendous strides to leverage the healing power of pets and provide unconditional love to its patients, families and staff through its long-standing Pawprints animal assisted therapy program,” said David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., and president of PetSmart Charities. “With the help of this grant from PetSmart Charities, we are thrilled to help them expand the services and smiles that this program delivers in addition to the comfort for those who need it most.” For more information on PetSmart Charities, please visit PetSmartCharities.org. For more information on the Pawprints Animal Assisted Therapy Program, please visit ChildrensHospital.org. Boston Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center. Its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. Today, more than 2,630 scientists, including nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, 14 members of the National Academy of Medicine and 11 Howard Hughes Medical Investigators comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s is now a 415-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. For more, visit our Vector and Thriving blogs and follow us on social media @BostonChildrens, @BCH_Innovation, Facebook and YouTube. PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization with a mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. In addition to finding homes for almost 500,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities provides funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission through four key areas of grant support: Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets; and Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the pin pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar donated and has become the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, donating about $300 million to date. PetSmart Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization, has received the Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 14 years in a row -- placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org. Follow PetSmart Charities on Twitter: @PetSmartChariTs Find PetSmart Charities on Facebook: Facebook.com/PetSmartCharities See PetSmart Charities on YouTube: YouTube.com/PetSmartCharitiesInc


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome dutchess Sabovitch, RN, COHN(C), to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. dutchess Sabovitch is an Occupational Health Nurse and Foot Care Nurse who owns her own business named Foot McMurray in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. With over 36 years of experience, she is a specialist occupational health nurse and foot care nurse. dutchess Sabovitch completed her initial nursing training in 1980. In 2003, she secured her Foot Care Certificate attaining top marks in her class and in 2005, she obtained her Registered Nurse diploma from Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In 2008, dutchess completed her occupational health training at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario, and became a Certified Occupational Health Nurse. dutchess has worked in many areas of nursing throughout her career, including multiple areas in hospitals, as a unit nurse in a care home and spending more than 8 years as an occupational health nurse at Syncrude Canada Ltd. and a year for the City of Winnipeg. She remains a professional member of the Alberta Occupational Nurses Association and says that her success is attributed to her excellent teachers both in and out of the classroom and to having a very supportive husband. When not working, dutchess enjoys gardening, hiking, photography, snorkeling and scuba diving. Learn more about dutchess Sabovitch here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4136675/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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The CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE) Application Specific Remote Racking System (RRS) line has won Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine’s 2017 Product of the Year Award in the Specialty Products category. The RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE) is designed for General Electric SecoVac VB2+ vacuum circuit breakers with current ratings from 1200A–3000A. Typical usage of the VB2+ breaker is for control and protection of medium-voltage transmission and distribution systems. “It is an honor to have CBS ArcSafe’s team recognized again this year by EC&M,” says Ashely McWhorter, president of CBS ArcSafe. “Our goal here at CBS ArcSafe continues to be protecting our customers’ workers through the design and development of electrical safety solutions.” The RRS-3 SecoVac was recently named an Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year in the Electrical Safety category. OH&S also honored CBS ArcSafe’s RRS-3 DB-50 remote racking solution system in the same category. CBS ArcSafe’s PD Alert partial discharge sensor option for the RRS line won EC&M magazine’s 2016 Product of the Year Award in the Monitoring Equipment category. CBS ArcSafe also won EC&M magazine’s 2010 and 2012 Product of the Year Awards in the Specialty Products category for its RSA-48 and RRS-3 VB, respectively. CBS ArcSafe previously won Product of the Year awards from Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine (2012–2016) and Plant Engineering magazine (2009, 2014). The CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 system allows technicians to remotely rack in or out of low- and medium-voltage power circuit breakers while standing up to 300 feet away. Installation and operation of the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE) is quick, simple, and does not require any modifications to existing equipment. By automating the racking procedure, the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 systems reduce operator fatigue and increase operator safety. About CBS ArcSafe® CBS ArcSafe offers the electrical industry’s largest inventory of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear that do not require modification to existing equipment for operation. All our equipment is manufactured in the U.S. at our Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility. CBS ArcSafe offers 24/7/365 emergency support and is happy to develop custom remote racking and switching solutions for customers. Learn more at CBSArcSafe.com, or call toll-free at 877-4-SAFETY.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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Proposed dividend +45% at € 1.60 per share in cash Bezons, February 22, 2017 - Atos, a global leader in digital services, today announces record results in 2016 and the over-achievement of all its 2016 financial objectives. Revenue was € 11,717 million, up +9.7% year-on-year, +12.8% at constant exchange rates, and +1.8% organically. Revenue grew by +1.9% organically in the fourth quarter, materializing the good sales momentum and the continued revenue trend improvement. This dynamism was particularly led by the Atos Digital Transformation Factory answering the strong demand of large organizations in their digital transformation. Operating margin was € 1,104 million, representing 9.4% of revenue, compared to 8.3% in 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. This improvement by +110 basis points was notably resulting from more cloud based business and the continuous execution of the Tier One efficiency program through industrialization, global delivery from offshore locations, and continuous optimization of SG&A. In addition, operating margin benefitted from ongoing cost synergies including the integration of Unify. The commercial dynamism of the Group was particularly strong in 2016 with record order entry reaching € 13.0 billion, +16.2% compared to € 11.2 billion statutory in 2015. It represented a book to bill ratio of 111% in 2016, of which 119% during the fourth quarter of 2016. Full backlog increased by +11.9% year-on-year to € 21.4 billion at the end of 2016, representing 1.8 year of revenue. The full qualified pipeline represented 6.4 months of revenue at € 6.5 billion, compared to € 6.2 billion published at the end of 2015. Net income was € 620 million, +41.9% year-on-year and net income Group share reached € 567 million, +39.6%. Basic EPS Group share was € 5.47, +36.1% compared to € 4.01 in 2015 and diluted EPS Group share was € 5.44, +36.5% compared to € 3.98 during 2015. Free cash flow reached € 579 million in 2016, +47.3% compared to € 393 million in 2015, materializing a strong improvement of operating margin conversion rate to free cash flow, reaching 52.5% in 2016 compared to 43% in 2015 and in line with the circa 65% 2019 objective. Net cash position was € 481 million at the end of 2016. Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO said: "In 2016, we achieved an excellent performance by overreaching all our financial commitments. Atos delivered revenue growth across all sectors, as well as record margin improvement and free cash flow conversion. Accelerating innovation in cybersecurity, automation, and analytics, mirroring the booming demand from our customers, combined with a rigorous execution of our strategy were the key factors of this success. Our very solid financial performance materialized the alignment of our comprehensive Digital Transformation Factory with rising client needs. With this record performance, Atos' teams have built a unique foundation to deliver our new 3-year plan "2019 Ambition", matching new expectations of our clients, gaining new market shares, driving more profitable growth and cash generation, while continuing to enhance value creation for our shareholders. Indeed, year after year, Atos Board of Directors has carefully designed a Group able to embrace the global digital transformation while offering stronger visibility and resilience in a less predictable environment. We can count on the now tier-one technological profile of Atos, on its very solid balance sheet, and on the quality and dedication of our 100,000 digital technologists to strengthen our leadership in digital transformation and to deliver stronger financials in 2017, the first year of the new 3-year plan." Operating margin: Between 9.5% and 10.0% of revenue. Free cash flow: Operating margin conversion rate to free cash flow between 55% and 58%. positive revenue organic growth and increasing operating margin in a context of successful transition of Atos' customers to hybrid cloud infrastructures Infrastructure & Data Management revenue was € 6,595 million, +0.9% at constant scope and exchange rates. The division continued the transformation of classic infrastructures to hybrid cloud environments. This resulted in positive organic growth, driven by significant revenue increase in transitional and transformation services. New services such as cloud orchestration, growing volumes, and new contracts globally compensated for the decrease in the unit prices, while increasing margin. This trend materialized in the US market which is particularly receptive to our Infrastructure & Data Management end-to-end offering, notably in manufacturing, health, and telco & media sectors. Germany grew in all markets with digital transformation projects for large customers, more particularly Industry 4.0. Asia Pacific also contributed to growth mostly thanks to higher volumes in Financial Services and in Telco, Media & Utilities. During the fourth quarter of 2016, revenue in Infrastructure & Data Management grew by +1.1%. Operating margin was € 682.9 million, representing 10.4% of revenue compared to 8.5% in 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. This strong improvement by +190 basis points came from the top line and from the successful and faster than planned completion over 2016 of the integration and restructuring of the Unify service activities as well as from continued significant savings throughout all geographies. The successful migration to the Cloud of several customers' infrastructure also generated significant unit cost reductions. steady top line improvement quarter after quarter coupled with better project and workforce management Revenue in Business & Platform Solutions was € 3,194 million, up +0.8% organically. Growth acceleration mainly came from Germany and France increasing in all markets. The division continued to accelerate its revenue trend during the fourth quarter with +1.2% organic growth. Operating margin was € 206.1 million, representing 6.5% of revenue, an improvement of +20 basis points compared to last year at constant scope and exchange rates. The division is implementing a strong transformation plan to further increase its competitiveness and profitability as early as in 2017. high revenue growth led by a strong demand for state of the art solutions deriving in increasing operating margin Revenue organic growth in Big Data & Cybersecurity reached +12.8% at constant scope and exchange rates, leading to € 666 million revenue in 2016. Initially based in France in the public sector and to a lesser extent in Germany, the business was successfully expanded to most of the Group geographies with an increasing contribution from the private sector. The demand for High Performance Computing remained very strong in order to support the growing Big Data processing needs of our clients, as well as for encryption, access management solutions, and intrusion testing solutions. The demand also increased for security operating centers protecting customers on a worldwide basis and 24 hours a day. Operating margin was € 111.9 million, up by +9.7% compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates and representing 16.8% of revenue. The division managed to keep this high level of operational profitability while focusing on top line in order to benefit from the strong existing demand. From a contributive perspective to Atos, Worldline revenue was € 1,261 million, improving by +3.7% organically. On a standalone basis, revenue reached € 1,309 million, up +3.5% at constant scope and exchange rates. Merchant Services & Terminals grew by +7.4% thanks to double digit growth in Commercial Acquiring in Benelux, but also India and Central Europe, and to the dynamic of the payment terminal business. Financial Processing & Software Licensing grew by +4.8% driven by more transaction volumes and customer projects. Mobility & e-Transactional Services successfully sold several new offerings in e-Ticketing and Connectivity Solutions, while, due to the termination of two historical contracts, revenue declined by -2.3% organically. During the fourth quarter, Worldline grew by +3.3% organically and integrated Equens, a leading European player in the payment industry. The first effects of the integration and synergy plan related to this acquisition enables Atos to start 2017 on very solid grounds. Contributive operating margin was € 196.9 million, or 15.6% of revenue, +130 basis points compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. This strong improvement was led by Merchant Services & Terminals, thanks to volume transaction growth, favorable pricing mix, and a tight cost control. Standalone OMDA increased by +90 basis points, reaching € 258.7 million and representing 19.8% of revenue. A detailed presentation of Worldline 2016 performance is available at worldline.com, in the investors section. In 2016, revenue grew organically in all the Group vertical markets: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation remained the largest market segment of the Group (35% of total Group revenue) and grew by +0.6% organically to € 4 058 million in 2016. In this sector, Atos developed pioneering offerings in Industry 4.0 for manufacturing, digital payments and customer experience in retail, and transportation as a service. Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation revenue growth was led by Germany and South America. Public & Health was the second market of the Group (28%) with total revenue of € 3,329 million, up +3.8% organically. A specific focus was made in 2016 to build new offerings in Digital Transformation, more particularly on citizen centricity for central governments, smart cities and education, and patient centricity for healthcare. Growth mainly came from the Defense area in France and from North America. Big Data & Cybersecurity and Infrastructure & Data Management organic growth was particularly strong in Public & Health (+11.1% and +7.2% respectively), thanks to contract signatures with new logos and add-on businesses with existing clients. Telecom, Media & Utilities represented 20% of the Group revenue and reached € 2,352 million, an increase by +2.1% compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. Atos built new offerings focused on network infrastructure transformation, digital media, sport digitization with the Olympics, and Smart Grid in utilities. Most of the geographies generated growth in this market, more particularly in the US and Germany. Financial Services represented 17% of the total Group revenue at € 1,978 million, +0.4% organically compared to 2015. In the area of the Digital Transformation, the Group strongly focused on real time, customer-centric business engagement, digital payment transformation and fintech support for banking, as well as smart agility for insurance. These innovative offerings were developed in a fast moving regulatory environment for the customers of the Group. Worldline had a solid performance in that market with a double digit organic growth. While revenue increased by +1.8%, the Group improved globally its operating margin rate by +110 basis points in 2016, +140 basis points excluding pension schemes optimization one-offs. In 2016, Germany, North America, Worldline, France and "Other Business Units" contributed to the Group revenue organic growth: Global structures costs as a percentage of revenue increased by +20 basis points compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates, mostly due to pension plan optimization booked in H1 2015. In 2016, the Group continued to execute its pension schemes optimization plan which resulted in € 41 million (recorded in H2 for the UK), compared to € 74 million in 2015. In 2016, the Group operating margin benefitted from the full effect of costs synergies on acquired businesses. The margin improvement was particularly visible in the main Business Units such as Germany, North America, the United Kingdom, France, and Worldline. The commercial dynamism of the Group was particularly strong in 2016 with a record order entry reaching € 13.0 billion, +16.2% compared to € 11.2 billion statutory in 2015. It represented a book to bill ratio of 111% in 2016 compared to 105% reached in 2015. Commercial activity was particularly strong during the fourth quarter of 2016 with a book to bill ratio of 119%. Commercial dynamism translated into healthy 2016 book to bill ratios in all Divisions. Infrastructure & Data Management book to bill ratio reached 109%. Business & Platform Solutions order entry represented 114% of revenue thanks to several contract wins in UK & Ireland in particular as well as in Benelux & The Nordics and in France. The level of booking was also high in Big Data & Cybersecurity at 130%. Worldline book to bill ratio reached 106%. In line with the dynamic commercial activity, the full backlog increased by +11.9% year-on-year to € 21.4 billion at the end of 2016, representing 1.8 year of revenue. The full qualified pipeline represented 6.4 months of revenue at € 6.5 billion, compared to € 6.2 billion published at the end of 2015. Operating income reached € 813 million in 2016, +38.0% year-on-year, resulting from the following items: Costs for staff reorganization, rationalization, and integration amounted to € 167 million compared to € 190 million in 2015, materializing the strong actions initiated in the second half of 2015 to significantly decrease the level of restructuring. Amortization of Purchase Price Allocation of acquired companies represented €-96 million. The amortization of the equity based compensation plans amounted to €-50 million, compared to €-33 million in 2015. Other items amounted to € 22 million compared to a charge of €-33 million in 2015. They included the gain on the sale of the share in Visa Europe to Visa Inc. for € 51 million, partially offset by a settlement in H1 of an old litigation in Germany. Net financial result was a charge of €-49 million, including the costs of pensions and of the straight bond issued mid-2015. Total tax charge was €-145 million, representing a decreased effective tax rate of 19.0% due to Tax Losses Carried Forward inherited from Bull acquisition. As a result, net income was € 620 million, +41.9% compared to € 437 million in 2015. Non-controlling interests amounted to € 53 million and were related to the minority shareholders in Worldline. Therefore, the net income Group share reached € 567 million, +39.6% compared to € 406 million in 2015. Besides, net income of Unify Software & Platforms discontinued operations benefited from the faster than planned integration and restructuring and reached € 12 million, above the target set at the time of the acquisition and a strong improvement compared to 2015, supporting the € 100 million 2017 EBITDA target. Basic EPS Group share was € 5.47, +36.1% compared to € 4.01 in 2015 and diluted EPS Group share was € 5.44, +36.6% compared to € 3.98 during 2015. Operating Margin before Depreciation and Amortization (OMDA) was € 1,375 million representing 11.7% of revenue, compared to € 1,200 million in 2015 (11.2% of revenue). As planned, total cash-out for reorganization, rationalization, and integration was €-149 million compared to €-238 million in 2015, fully in line with the € 150 million targeted in 2016. During 2016, capital expenditures totaled € 421 million, representing 3.6% of revenue, compared to € 441 million in 2015 (3.8% of revenue). Change in working capital negatively contributed by €-38 million, due to a growing activity in the public sector. It represented a positive €+49 million in 2015 mainly thanks to the optimization of Bull's working capital. Cash-out for financial costs was €-18 million (€-17 million in 2015) and tax paid was €-129 million compared to €-106 million in 2015. Finally, other items totaled €-40 million, compared to €-54 million in 2015. As a result, the Group free cash flow totaled € 579 million, an increase by +47.3% compared to € 393 million in 2015. The operating margin conversion rate to free cash flow, reaching 52.5% in 2016 strongly improved compared to 43% in 2015. Net acquisitions / disposals in 2016 amounted to €-707 million, mainly related to the acquisitions of Unify, Anthelio, Paysquare and Komerçni Banka Smartpay. Capital increase, mostly related to proceeds from stock-options totaled €+28 million in 2016 compared to €+58 million in 2015. As part of the sale of Visa Europe, the Group received €+36 million from Visa Inc. The cash-out resulting from the option for the payment in cash of dividend on 2015 results was €-47 million compared to €-31 million last year, roughly in line with the increase of the dividend per share from €0.80 to €1.10. As a result, Group net cash position as of December 31, 2016 was € 481 million, compared to € 593 million on December 31, 2015. The total headcount was 100,096 at the end of 2016 (including the Unify Software & Platforms discontinued operations), compared to 91,322 at the end of 2015. During the year, 5,200 staff joined the Group from Unify, 1,700 from Anthelio, and 1,200 from Equens, Paysquare, and Komerçni Banka Smartpay. During its meeting held on February 21, 2017, the Board of Directors decided to propose to the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders a dividend in 2017 on the 2016 results of € 1.60 per share in cash, up by +45.4% year-on-year, and doubling in two years in line with the increase of the net Income Group share. Atos' consolidated and statutory financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2016, were approved by the Board of Directors on February 21, 2017. Audit procedures on these financial statements have been performed by the statutory auditors and their audit reports will be issued after the completion of the specific verifications required by French law and of procedures for the purposes of the Registration Document filing. Revenue and operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates reconciliation Currency exchange rates negatively contributed to revenue for a total of €-299 million, mainly coming from the British pound depreciating versus the Euro while the American dollar had almost no effect on a full year basis. Scope effects amounted to €+1,128 million. This was mainly related to the positive contribution of Xerox ITO (6 months for €+553 million), Unify (11 months for €+534 million), Equens, Paysquare, and Komerçni Banka Smartpay (3 months for €+78 million), and Anthelio (3 months for €+43 million). Other effects were related to (i) the early termination of the DWP WCA contract (2 months), (ii) the disposal of on-site services in France (2 months), and (iii) the sale of the Occupational Health business in January 2016 (12 months). Same effects as well as the reclassification of the cost of equity based compensation are reflected in the operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates. Today, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Thierry Breton; Chairman and CEO, Elie Girard, Chief Financial Officer, and Patrick Adiba, Chief Commercial Officer, will comment on Atos' 2016 annual results and answer questions from the financial community during a conference call in English starting at 8:00 am (CET - Paris). You can join the webcast of the conference: Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. This 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 2015 Registration Document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on April 7, 2016 under the registration number: D.16-0300 and its update filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on August 4, 2016 under the registration number: D.16-0300-A01. 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 is presented at constant scope and exchange rates. Operating margin is presented excluding the amortization of equity based compensation plans and free cash flow is presented excluding proceeds from equity based compensation. Business Units include North America (NAM: USA, Canada, and Mexico), Germany, the UnitedKingdom & Ireland, France, Benelux & The Nordics (BTN: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Sweden), Worldline, and Other Business Units including Central & Eastern Europe (CEE: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Turkey), Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Asia-Pacific (APAC: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand), South America (SAM: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay), Middle East & Africa (MEA: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, and UAE), Major Events, and Cloud & Enterprise Software. Atos decided, as early as upon its acquisition, to retain only a part of the Unify business. As a result, the Software & Platforms business, along with the customers and the countries that were planned to be managed through indirect channels, have been accounted for as discontinued operations since they are in the process of being disposed. Therefore, as Atos is well engaged in the disposal process for the Unify business it has decided to divest, financial KPIs presented in this document reflect only the business of Unify it will ultimately retain, unless otherwise expressly stated. The forward looking statement regarding the Unify business to be potentially disposed of is also provided separately. In the event that the disposal is not concluded at the latest at the release of H1 results, the business to be potentially disposed of will thereafter be integrated and reflected in the KPIs.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Deal accelerates Medgate's environmental market expansion and roadmap for next generation EHS solutions TORONTO, ON and HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - February 15, 2017) - Medgate Inc., the global leader in enterprise-grade, SaaS-based Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) management solutions announced today its acquisition of regAction Inc., a privately held environmental compliance management SaaS provider. Headquartered in Houston, regAction serves clients in heavy asset industries. regAction has deep expertise and an impressive roster of clients in chemicals, refining, public utilities, pipelines, terminal operations, exploration and production, oilfield services, and manufacturing. Around the world, companies in these industries face a growing array of regulatory challenges, resulting in increased risks and compliance management costs. regAction pioneered the automation of environmental data and compliance management through its scalable, resilient SaaS and mobile solution. This move is further evidence of Medgate's traction in transforming the EHS market. It comes on the heels of a significant strategic investment in Medgate last March led by Norwest Venture Partners. Medgate was targeted for this investment because of its top-tier client base, customer-centric culture, innovative enterprise-grade technology, and track record of profitable growth. "We welcome each of regAction's clients and talented employees to the Medgate family," said Mark Wallace, Medgate's CEO. "regAction and Medgate share the belief that EHS enables organizations to create a competitive advantage, while supporting environmental responsibility, compliance, and sustainability. Together, we offer the most comprehensive enterprise-grade EHS solution. I'm proud to say that our team -- with deep expertise across all aspects of EHS -- is unrivalled." "We are proud to join such a well-respected leader that is defining and delivering the next generation of EHS solutions," said Frank Ivoska, President and CEO, regAction. "Both Medgate and regAction have stellar reputations for innovation and, most importantly, for taking care of their customers. Our clients immediately recognized the benefits of joining forces with Medgate. They are excited to take advantage of Medgate's complementary Safety, Occupational Health, and Industrial Hygiene solutions." According to independent research and consulting firm, Verdantix, Environmental Compliance Management software makes up more than half of the EHS software market. "This deal with regAction is a clear step forward for Medgate, as they strive to become among the top providers of environmental compliance and information management software. Medgate is quickly moving to build on its leadership in IH/OH, and regAction's environmental compliance modules will be a good fit," stated Rodolphe D'Arjuzon, Managing Director, Verdantix. "I expect to see Medgate realise more deals to further accelerate its capabilities development. In this market environment where speed is of the essence the benefits of Norwest Venture Partners' investment last year are really coming through now." regAction is the original provider of EMIS SaaS and Enterprise Compliance Software. As an environmental, health and safety (EHS) software company, regAction is concerned with developing and maintaining long term relationships with their clients. Medgate leverages its cutting-edge SaaS-based technology and broad EHS risk management solution to partner with organizations around the world to effect meaningful change in the way environmental, health, and safety is managed. Medgate stands by its customers as they attain performance goals, reduce EHS risks, enhance corporate productivity, and create a healthier workforce. The company has received many accolades for its strong employee culture and outstanding growth rate including recognition as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, being named by Aon Hewitt as one of the Best Employers in Canada, and being awarded Best New Product of the Year by Environmental Protection.


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel antibacterials addressing multi-drug resistant (MDR) gram-negative infections, today reported that it will host a Research & Development Day to highlight advances in the Company’s pipeline, in New York City on March 1, 2017 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm ET. The meeting will feature presentations by key opinion leaders Yoav Golan, MD, MS, FIDSA (Tufts Medical Center) and Thomas M. Hooton, MD (University of Miami School of Medicine), who will discuss the current treatment landscape for MDR gram-negative infections and novel treatments under development. Both experts will be available to answer questions. Achaogen will provide an overview of its lead product candidate, plazomicin, which is being developed to treat serious bacterial infections due to MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Management will also outline notable progress on the research and preclinical pipeline, including an overview of a new program that is planned to commence human clinical trials in 2017, and advances with their antibody discovery platform. Yoav Golan, MD, MS, FIDSA is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His fields of professional expertise include hospital-acquired infections, antibiotic resistance and its impact on patient outcomes and pharmacoeconomics. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Golan has been involved in the pre-clinical and clinical development of several antibiotics, including Cubicin, Dificid and Teflaro. Dr. Golan has a comprehensive understanding of clinical research methodologies and, as a clinician and researcher, he is familiar first-hand with current unmet medical needs. Thomas M. Hooton, MD is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of Miami School of Medicine, and Medical Director for Infection Control and Occupational Health at the University of Miami Health System. He has devoted his 30-year career to clinical care and research in infectious diseases. Considered one of the nation’s leading experts in the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI), Dr. Hooton has chaired and served on several committees of the Infectious Diseases Society of America that publish guidelines on screening and treating asymptomatic bacteriuria, catheter-associated and uncomplicated urinary tract infection, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr. Hooton received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. This event is intended for institutional investors, sell-side analysts, investment bankers, and business development professionals only. Please RSVP in advance if you plan to attend, as space is limited. To reserve attendance, email or contact LifeSci Advisors, LLC at Mac@LifeSciAdvisors.com.  A live and archived webcast of the event, with slides, will be available at http://lifesci.rampard.com/20170301/reg.jsp and on the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.achaogen.com. About Achaogen Achaogen is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company passionately committed to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel antibacterials to treat MDR gram-negative infections. Achaogen is developing plazomicin, Achaogen's lead product candidate, for the treatment of serious bacterial infections due to MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Achaogen's plazomicin program is funded in part with a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. Plazomicin is the first clinical candidate from Achaogen's gram-negative antibiotic discovery engine, and Achaogen has other programs in early and late preclinical stages focused on other MDR gram-negative infections. For more information, please visit www.achaogen.com.


Aino Health's strategic partner Kunnan Taitoa signs major agreement with the City of Kouvola Aino Health's strategic partner Kunnan Taitoa has signed its first major agreement for Aino HealthManager with the City of Kouvola in Finland. The Aino Health service will provide valuable insights regarding the root cause for absence leave with objective to provide better preventive health care. It was announced, in early February 2017, that Aino Health was awarded a contract with Kunnan Taitoa, the leading countrywide operating supplier for financial, sourcing and HR services to the Finnish Public Sector, to implement Aino HealthManager cloud-based platform. This is the first agreement Kunnan Taitoa is signing since the announcement was done. The agreement with Kouvola includes Aino Health's cloud-based service Aino HealthManager including integration services for Occupational Health care vendors and Pension Funds. The contract also includes Aino Analytics for gaining immediate insight into healthcare vendors reaction times, absence rates and other related health management processes which gives easy access to Kouvola to improve productivity as well as their efficiency in health care in general. "We have a rising need for corporate health management. Aino Health and Kunnan Taitoa offer an excellent solution for Kouvola's health management process. Our mission is to support our 5800 employees' engagement by offering a complete package for employee wellbeing and workability throughout their entire career with us", says Päivi Karhu, HR director for City of Kouvola. "After successful piloting the Aino HealthManager in the City of Kouvola we are now ready to launch the service. It feels great that we can move ahead with full speed in our co-operation" Says Sari Kujala, Development Director from Kunnan Taitoa. "This is a major opening for our strategic partner Kunnan Taitoa, and I am very happy to this agreement between Kunnan Taitoa and City of Kouvola", says Jyrki Eklund, CEO of Aino Health. Aino Health's management team has decided that the disclosure of the value of the contract is a high probability of damage to the company's competitiveness so no details of the agreement will be announced. This information is such information that Aino Health AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set below, at February 27th, 2017 at 08:30 CET. For more information, please contact: Aino Health is the leading solution provider in Corporate Health Management; we are for private and public organisations what doctors are for people. The company's complete system of IT-based services reduces sick leave, related costs and deliver long term prosperity, increased productivity and employee engagement by adopting health, wellbeing and safety as an everyday activity. Aino Health AB (publ) is listed at Nasdaq Stockholm First North (Ticker: AINO). Erik Penser AB is the Certified Advisor to the company.


Additional information regarding: Aino Health's strategic partner Kunnan Taitoa signs major agreement with the City of Kouvola Aino Health's strategic partner Kunnan Taitoa has signed its first major agreement for Aino HealthManager with the City of Kouvola in Finland. The Aino Health service will provide valuable insights regarding the root cause for absence leave with objective to provide better preventive health care. It was announced, in early February 2017, that Aino Health was awarded a contract with Kunnan Taitoa, the leading countrywide operating supplier for financial, sourcing and HR services to the Finnish Public Sector, to implement Aino HealthManager cloud-based platform. This is the first agreement Kunnan Taitoa is signing since the announcement was done. Additional information: The order is an indication that the partnership with Kunnan Taitio is of strategic importance for Aino Health. The value of the order is not of the size that it will significantly impact Aino Health's earnings in Finland during 2017. The agreement with Kouvola includes Aino Health's cloud-based service Aino HealthManager including integration services for Occupational Health care vendors and Pension Funds. The contract also includes Aino Analytics for gaining immediate insight into healthcare vendors reaction times, absence rates and other related health management processes which gives easy access to Kouvola to improve productivity as well as their efficiency in health care in general. "We have a rising need for corporate health management. Aino Health and Kunnan Taitoa offer an excellent solution for Kouvola's health management process. Our mission is to support our 5800 employees' engagement by offering a complete package for employee wellbeing and workability throughout their entire career with us", says Päivi Karhu, HR director for City of Kouvola. "After successful piloting the Aino HealthManager in the City of Kouvola we are now ready to launch the service. It feels great that we can move ahead with full speed in our co-operation" Says Sari Kujala, Development Director from Kunnan Taitoa. "This is a major opening for our strategic partner Kunnan Taitoa, and I am very happy to this agreement between Kunnan Taitoa and City of Kouvola", says Jyrki Eklund, CEO of Aino Health. This information is such information that Aino Health AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set below, at February 27th, 2017 at 08:30 CET. For more information, please contact: Aino Health is the leading solution provider in Corporate Health Management; we are for private and public organisations what doctors are for people. The company's complete system of IT-based services reduces sick leave, related costs and deliver long term prosperity, increased productivity and employee engagement by adopting health, wellbeing and safety as an everyday activity. Aino Health AB (publ) is listed at Nasdaq Stockholm First North (Ticker: AINO). Erik Penser AB is the Certified Advisor to the company.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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Le chiffre d'affaires s'est élevé à 11 717 millions d'euros, en augmentation de +9,7% par rapport à 2015, +12,8% à taux de change constants et +1,8% à périmètre et taux de change constants. La croissance organique s'est élevée à +1,9% au 4ème trimestre, matérialisant une forte dynamique commerciale et l'amélioration continue de l'évolution du chiffre d'affaires. Ce dynamisme a plus particulièrement été porté par la Digital Transformation Factory d'Atos qui répond parfaitement au fort besoin de transformation numérique des grandes entreprises. La marge opérationnelle a atteint 1 104 millions d'euros, représentant 9,4% du chiffre d'affaires, comparé à 8,3% en 2015 à périmètre et taux de change constants. Cette amélioration de +110 points de base résulte principalement d'une activité Cloud soutenue, et de la poursuite du programme d'efficacité opérationnelle Tier One au travers de l'industrialisation, d'une production mondiale depuis des localisations offshore et d'une optimisation continue des coûts indirects. De plus, la marge opérationnelle a bénéficié des effets de synergie de coûts provenant de l'intégration d'Unify. Thierry Breton, Président-Directeur Général d'Atos a déclaré: « La performance d'Atos en 2016 a été excellente, et nous avons dépassé tous nos objectifs financiers. Atos a délivré une croissance de son chiffre d'affaires dans tous les secteurs ainsi qu'une amélioration record de sa marge opérationnelle et de son taux de conversion en flux de trésorerie disponible. L'accélération de l'innovation dans la cybersécurité, l'automatisation, et l'analytique, reflétant les besoins croissant de nos clients, combinée avec une exécution rigoureuse de notre stratégie ont été des facteurs clés de ce succès. Nos très bons résultats financiers confirment l'adéquation de nos actions dans la transformation numérique avec la demande en plein essor de nos clients. Avec cette performance record, les équipes d'Atos ont bâti de solides fondations pour délivrer notre nouveau plan triennal « Ambition 2019 », répondre aux nouvelles attentes de nos clients, gagner de nouvelles parts de marché, générer plus de croissance profitable et de trésorerie disponible, et ainsi continuer d'augmenter la création de valeur pour les actionnaires. En effet, année après année, le Conseil d'Administration d'Atos a conçu avec précaution un Groupe capable d'appréhender l'ensemble de la transformation numérique tout en offrant forte visibilité et résilience dans un environnement moins prévisible. Nous pouvons compter sur le profil désormais beaucoup plus technologique du Groupe, sur sa solidité financière, et sur la qualité et l'engagement de ses 100 000 « digital technologists » pour renforcer notre leadership dans la transformation numérique et délivrer des résultats plus élevés en 2017, la première année du nouveau plan à trois ans. » Le chiffre d'affaires de la division Infrastructure & Data Management s'est élevé à 6 595 millions d'euros, en croissance de +0,9% à périmètre et taux de change constants. La division a continué la transformation d'infrastructures informatiques classiques vers le Cloud. Il en a résulté une croissance organique positive tirée par l'expansion significative des services de transition et de transformation. De nouveaux services tels que l'orchestration du Cloud, la hausse des volumes et de nouveaux contrats ont compensé la baisse des prix unitaires tout en améliorant la marge opérationnelle. Cette tendance s'est plus particulièrement matérialisée sur le marché américain qui est particulièrement réceptif à nos offres de gestion d'infrastructures, notamment dans la santé, les télécoms, et les médias. En Allemagne, le chiffre d'affaires a crû dans tous les secteurs grâce à des projets de transformation digitale pour de grands clients, plus particulièrement en manufacturing 4.0. La zone Asie Pacifique a également contribué à la croissance, principalement grâce à des volumes plus élevés dans les Services Financiers et les Télécommunications. La croissance en Big Data & Cybersécurité s'est accélérée à +12,8% à taux de change et périmètre constants portant le chiffre d'affaires à 666 millions d'euros en 2016. Initialement générée en France et dans une moindre mesure en Allemagne dans le secteur public, l'activité a été renforcée dans le secteur privé et étendue à la plupart des autres géographies du Groupe. La demande pour les supercalculateurs est restée très forte afin de satisfaire les besoins croissants des clients dans les services de Big Data, de même pour l'encryptage, la gestion des accès et les solutions de tests intrusifs. Les besoins ont également porté sur des centres opérationnels de Sécurité pour des clients qui exigent un service 24 heures sur 24 avec une couverture mondiale. Sous l'angle contributif à Atos, le chiffre d'affaires de Worldline a été de 1 261 millions d'euros, en croissance organique de + 3,7%. Reportant en tant que société cotée, Worldline a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 1 309 millions d'euros, en hausse de + 3,5% à périmètre et taux de change constants. L'entité Services Commerçants & Terminaux a crû de +7,4% grâce à une croissance à deux chiffres des activités d'Acquisition Commerçants en Belgique, en Inde et en Europe Centrale et aussi grâce aux ventes de terminaux. L'entité Traitements de Transactions & Logiciels de Paiement a enregistré une hausse de +4,8%, portée par un accroissement à la fois du nombre de transactions et de projets client. L'entité Mobilité & Services Web Transactionnels est parvenue à vendre plusieurs offres nouvelles en particulier dans le e-Ticketing et les solutions de connectivité, même si compte tenu de la fin de deux projets historiques, le chiffre d'affaires a baissé de -2,3%. Industrie, Distribution & Transports est resté le plus grand marché du Groupe (35% du chiffre d'affaires total du Groupe) et a crû organiquement de +0,6% pour atteindre 4 058 millions d'euros en 2016. Dans ce secteur d'activité, Atos a développé des offres novatrices dans les domaines de l'Industrie 4.0, des paiements numériques et de l'expérience client dans la distribution, ainsi que la digitalisation des moyens de transport. La croissance organique est principalement venue de l'Allemagne et de l'Amérique du Sud. Public & Santé a été le deuxième marché du Groupe (28%) en 2016 avec un chiffre d'affaires totalisant 3 329 millions d'euros, en hausse organique de +3,8%. En 2016, l'accent a tout particulièrement été mis sur la création de nouvelles offres dans le domaine de la Transformation Numérique, plus particulièrement dans la relation digitale des organisations publiques avec les citoyens et institutions de santé avec leurs patients, dans la gestion intelligente des villes (Smart cities) et l'éducation numérique. La croissance a été forte dans le domaine de la Défense en France et en Amérique du Nord. Les Divisions Big Data & Cybersecurity et Infrastructure & Data Management ont généré une forte croissance organique sur le marché Public & Santé (+11,1% et +7,2% respectivement), grâce à la signature de contrats avec de nouveaux clients et de services additionnels avec des clients existants. Télécoms, Médias & Services aux collectivités a représenté 20% du chiffre d'affaires total du Groupe avec 2 352 millions d'euros, en hausse de +2,1 % par rapport à 2015 à périmètre et taux de change constants. Atos a élaboré de nouvelles offres pour la transformation des réseaux de télécommunication, les médias numériques, la numérisation du sport avec les Jeux olympiques et les réseaux intelligents (Smart Grid) dans la distribution d'énergie. La plupart des zones géographiques a crû sur ce marché, en particulier les États-Unis et l'Allemagne. Les Services Financiers ont représenté 17% du chiffre d'affaires total du Groupe à 1 978 millions d'euros, en hausse de +0,4% par rapport à 2015, à périmètre et taux de change constants. Dans le domaine de la Transformation Numérique, le Groupe a mis l'accent sur l'engagement des entreprises en temps réel et centré sur le client, la transformation numérique des paiements, le support des technologies financières (Fintech) pour les activités bancaires et l'agilité numérique pour les assurances. Ces offres innovantes ont été développées dans un environnement réglementaire en rapide mutation porteur de menaces comme d'opportunités pour les clients du Groupe. Sur ce marché, Worldline affiche de solides performances avec une croissance organique à deux chiffres. Le coût des structures globales des Services IT en pourcentage du chiffre d'affaires s'est accru de +20 points de base par rapport à 2015 à périmètre et taux de change constants, principalement du fait de l'effet positif enregistré au premier semestre 2015 lié à l'optimisation des plans de retraites. En 2016, le groupe a continué à exécuter son plan d'optimisation des retraites qui a permis de générer 41 million d'euros de profit (enregistré sur le second semestre au Royaume-Uni), en comparaison des 74 millions d'euros en 2015. Le dynamisme commercial en 2016 s'est traduit dans chacune des Divisions. Infrastructure & Data Management a enregistré un ratio prise de commandes sur chiffre d'affaires de 109%. Le ratio prise de commandes sur chiffre d'affaires a atteint 114% en 2016 en Business & Platform Solutions grâce à plusieurs contrats gagnés en particulier au Royaume-Uni et Irlande mais aussi au Benelux & Pays Nordiques et en France. Le niveau des prises de commandes a également été fort en Big Data & Cybersecurity avec un ratio de 130% et pour Worldline de 106%. Les comptes consolidés et sociaux de l'exercice clos le 31 décembre 2016 d'Atos ont été arrêtés par le Conseil d'Administration du 21 février 2017. Les procédures d'audit sur ces comptes ont été effectuées par les Commissaires aux comptes, et leurs rapports de certification seront émis après réalisation des vérifications spécifiques prévues par la loi et des procédures requises pour les besoins du dépôt du Document de Référence. L'effet de périmètre s'élève à +1 128 millions d'euros, principalement lié à la contribution positive de Xerox ITO (6 mois pour +553 millions d'euros), d'Unify (11 mois pour +534 millions d'euros), Equens, Paysquare et Komerçni Banka Smartpay (3 mois pour +78 millions d'euros) et Anthelio (3 mois pour +43 millions d'euros). Les autres effets sont principalement liés (i) à la résiliation anticipée du contrat DWP WCA (2 mois), (ii) à la cession des activités de services sur-sites en France (2 mois), et (iii) la cession de l'activité Occupational Health en janvier 2016 (12 mois). Atos SE (Société Européenne), est un leader de la transformation numérique avec environ 100 000 collaborateurs dans 72 pays et un chiffre d'affaires annuel de 12 milliards d'euros. Fort d'une base de clients mondiale, Atos est le n°1 européen du Big Data, de la Cybersécurité et de l'environnement de travail connecté, et fournit des services Cloud, des solutions d'infrastructure et gestion de données, des applications et plateformes métiers, ainsi que des services transactionnels par l'intermédiaire de Worldline, le leader européen des services de paiement. Grâce à ses technologies de pointe et son expertise digitale & sectorielle, Atos accompagne la transformation numérique de ses clients dans les secteurs Défense, Services financiers, Santé, Industrie, Médias, Services aux collectivités, Secteur Public, Distribution, Télécoms, et Transports. Partenaire informatique mondial des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques, Atos est coté sur le marché Euronext Paris et exerce ses activités sous les marques Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify et Worldline. Le présent document contient des informations de nature prévisionnelle auxquelles sont associés des risques et des incertitudes, y compris les informations inclues ou incorporées par référence, concernant la croissance et la rentabilité du Groupe dans le futur qui peuvent impliquer que les résultats attendus diffèrent significativement de ceux indiqués dans les informations de nature prévisionnelle. Ces risques et incertitudes sont liés à des facteurs que les sociétés ne peuvent ni contrôler, ni estimer de façon précise, tels que les conditions de marché futures ou le comportement d'autres acteurs sur le marché. Les informations de nature prévisionnelle contenues dans ce document constituent des anticipations sur une situation future et doivent être considérés comme tels. Ces déclarations peuvent se référer aux plans, objectifs et stratégies d'Atos, de même qu'à des événements futurs, des revenus à venir ou encore des synergies ou des résultats qui ne constituent pas une information factuelle à caractère historique. La suite des évènements ou les résultats réels peuvent différer de ceux qui sont décrits dans le Document de Référence 2015 déposé auprès de l'Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) le 7 avril 2016 sous le numéro d'enregistrement D.16-0300 et de son Actualisation déposé auprès de l'Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) le 4 août 2016 sous le numéro d'enregistrement D.16-0300-A01. Atos ne prend aucun engagement et n'assume aucune responsabilité s'agissant de la mise à jour de l'information contenue dans ce document au-delà de ce qui est prescrit par la réglementation en vigueur. Les Entités Opérationnelles (Business Units) sont composées de l'Amérique du Nord (NAM: Etats-Unis, Canada et Mexique), l'Allemagne, le Royaume-Uni & Irlande, la France, le Benelux & Pays Nordiques (BTN : Belgique, Danemark, Estonie, Finlande, Luxembourg, Pays-Bas et Suède), Worldline, , les Autres Entités Opérationnelles comprenant l'Europe Centrale & de l'Est (CEE : Autriche, Bulgarie, Croatie, Grèce, Hongrie, Italie, Lituanie, Pologne, République Tchèque, Roumanie, Russie, Serbie, Slovaquie, Slovénie, Suisse et Turquie), la Zone Ibérique (Espagne et Portugal), Asie Pacifique (Australie, Chine, Hong Kong, Indonésie, Japon, Malaisie, Nouvelle-Zélande, Philippines, Singapour, Taïwan et Thaïlande), Amérique Latine (Argentine, Brésil, Chili, Colombie, Guatemala, Jamaïque, Mexique et Uruguay), Moyen Orient & Afrique (MEA : Afrique du Sud, Algérie, Arabie Saoudite, Bénin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypte, Emirats Arabes Unis, Gabon, Liban, Madagascar, Mali, Maroc, Ile Maurice, Qatar, Tunisie, et Sénégal), Major Events, et Cloud & Enterprise Softwares. Atos a décidé de ne conserver qu'une partie de l'activité d'Unify, et ce dès l'acquisition de celle-ci. Par conséquent, l'activité Software & Platforms (Logiciels & Plateformes), correspondant aux clients et les pays pour lesquels il était prévu que les ventes soit opérées par des canaux de distribution indirecte, a été comptabilisée en opérations non poursuivies depuis qu'elle est destinée à la vente. Ainsi, comme Atos est bien engagée dans le processus de vente de l'activité qu'elle a décidé de céder, les indicateurs financiers présentés dans ce document reflètent uniquement l'activité destinée à être finalement conservée, sauf indication contraire. Les éléments d'information prospective concernant l'activité d'Unify susceptible de faire l'objet de cession sont également indiqués de manière séparée. Dans le cas où la vente ne serait pas conclue au plus tard lors de la publication des résultats du premier semestre, l'activité destinée à la vente serait par la suite intégrée et reflétée dans les indicateurs financiers.

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