Gemalto Provides Swedish Citizens with Driving Licenses Incorporating World's First Clear Window Security Feature



    VILLEPINTE, FRANCE, November 13 /CNW/ - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653
GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that it has
introduced the world's first clear window security feature on driving licenses
for Swedish drivers. Under the contract, Gemalto provides the Swedish Road
Administration with 600,000 driving licenses per year over the next three
years - plus 2 optional years- including the latest innovation in security
printing features: the Gemalto Sealys Clear Window is a transparent window in
the pure polycarbonate structure for enhanced physical security that matches
stringent expectations from criminal laboratory and national road authority of
Sweden. The Swedish Road Administration will start delivering the new driving
license to general public in December 2007.

    "Sealys Clear Window technology showcases the utmost level of security
for polycarbonate products. It is the result of Gemalto strong R&D and
innovation lead," commented Jacques Seneca, executive vice president for
Security Business Unit at Gemalto. "Sweden is the first country to benefit
from this kind of security features and it is an honor for Gemalto to
contribute to that project."

    About Gemalto

    Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security
with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of EUR 1.7 billion, more than 85 offices
in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.

    In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our
lives, Gemalto's solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions
more convenient, secure and enjoyable.

    Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the
development of software applications through design and production of secure
personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the
deployment of managed services for its customers.

    More than a billion people worldwide use the company's products and
services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity
management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass
transit and many other applications.

    As the use of Gemalto's software and secure devices increases with the
number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is
poised to thrive over the coming years.

    Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.

    For more information please visit www.gemalto.com




For further information:

For further information: Media: Gemalto Emmanuelle Saby Tel: +33 (0)1 55
01 57 27 Mob: +33 (0) 6 09 10 76 10 emmanuelle.saby@gemalto.com or Aline Borne
T.: +33 (0)1 55 01 51 05 M.: +33 (0)6 16 29 87 04 aline.borne@gemalto.com or
TBWA Corporate Sophie Mazoyer T.: +33 (0) 1 49 09 26 87 M.:+33 (0) 6 07 21 08
77 sophie.mazoyer@tbwa-corporate.com

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