Alex Mandl Appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Gemalto

    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, December 3 /CNW/ - Regulatory News:

    Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO), the world leader in digital
security, today announces that Mr. Alex Mandl has been appointed as
non-executive chairman of the board of Gemalto as of December 2, 2007.

    Mr. Mandl's mandate as executive chairman of the board of Gemalto, which
began on June 2, 2006 ended on December 2, 2007. The board is pleased to be
able to capitalize further on the knowledge and experience of Mr. Mandl within
the Gemalto Group, which is of particular added value for Gemalto and its
stakeholders. As of today, the board of Gemalto is composed of one executive
board member, Mr. Olivier Piou, chief executive officer, and of nine
non-executive board members.

    Mr. Mandl served as president and chief executive officer of Gemplus from
September 2002 until June 2006. Formerly, he was chairman and chief executive
officer of Teligent, a company he started in 1996. He also previously served
as president and chief operating officer of AT&T, with responsibility for long
distance, wireless, local communications and Internet services, and as
chairman and chief executive officer of Sea-Land Services, Inc., the world's
leading provider of ocean transport services.

    Mr. Mandl is a board member and member of the audit committees of Dell
Computer Corporation and of Horizon Lines, board member and member of the
compensation committee of Hewitt Associates and board member of Willamette

    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.

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For further information:

For further information: Gemalto Corporate Communications Remi Calvet
Tel:+33 6 22 72 81 58 or TBWA Corporate Emlyn
Korengold Tel:+33 6 08 21 93 74 or Gemalto
Corporate Media Relations Emmanuelle Saby Tel:+33 6 09 10 76 10

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