Security-Enhanced Ontario Driver's Licenses ready for Circulation

    One of the most secure Cards in North America

    TORONTO, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - The Ontario Ministry of Transportation, together
with Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) today launched the next generation of Ontario
Driver's Licence.
    Giesecke & Devrient is a leading manufacturer of secure card systems for
payment and identification worldwide.
    "Today, Canada's highest security driver's licence comes off the
production line and into Ontario residents' hands. The new Ontario Driver's
Licence is one of the most secure cards in North America," says Anna Rossetti,
President of Giesecke & Devrient Canada.
    The Ontario Driver's Licence was designed to enhance the integrity of the
card, through features that prevent product tampering or counterfeiting. These
enhancements provide the consumer with increased protection against identity
    The Ministry and G&D will continue to incorporate new security features
over the life of the program offering Ontario residents the most up to date
and secure product available.

    About Giesecke & Devrient

    Giesecke & Devrient Systems Canada, Inc. (G&D) is the Canadian subsidiary
of Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, an international technology group operating over
52 subsidiaries and joint ventures throughout the world. Since 1962, G&D
Canada has been the partner of choice to leading Canadian financial
institutions, governments and industry in providing secure card systems for
payment and identification. Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a technology leader
in the field of smart cards, providing smart card based solutions for
telecommunications, electronic payment, health care, ID, transportation, and
IT security (PKI). G&D is also a leading producer of banknotes and security
documents and is dominant in the field of currency automation. Based in
Munich, Germany, the G&D group has subsidiaries and joint ventures around the
world. In fiscal 2006, the Group employed close to 8,300 people and generated
revenue of almost (euro)1.3 billion.
    For more information, visit our Web site at

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Jennifer Pain-Andrejin, Giesecke
& Devrient, Canada, Manager, Marketing & Communications, (905) 946-2808, (800)

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