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Fingerprint Cards AB: Fingerprint Cards acquires Anacatum Design

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has acquired all outstanding shares of Anacatum Design
AB (Anacatum), a Linkoping-based Swedish technology licensing and ASIC
developing company. FPC has previously announced that it has licensed
Anacatum's industry-leading Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) technology and
used the ASIC development services provided by Anacatum in the development of
FPC's touch and swipe fingerprint sensors.

Anacatum is as of today a owned subsidiary of FPC. The acquisition price for
Anacatum will not be disclosed.

Johan Carlström, President and CEO at FPC, comments: "This acquisition
provides FPC with world-leading technology that will further strengthen our
intellectual property portfolio. FPC also gains access to leading analog IP
and ASIC development competencies and, by integrating Anacatum's development
team into FPC, we will further accelerate our development of the industry's
most ambitious portfolio of touch and swipe fingerprint sensors for the
mobile devices industry. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the
Anacatum team into FPC."

Lars-Erik Nordell, Chairman of the Board of Anacatum, comments: "We are very
pleased to see this step for Anacatum. Through its leading technology and
highly skilled engineering team, Anacatum will make a great contribution to
FPC. As the leading fingerprint biometric sensor company, FPC will be the
perfect home for Anacatum's technology and employees."

Rolf Sundblad, CTO and Managing Director of Anacatum Design AB, comments:
"This acquisition marks the continuation of the strong collaboration FPC has
had with Anacatum since Anacatum was founded and the start of a new phase
when Anacatum becomes fully integrated with FPC. We will bring our patented
ADC technology into FPC as well as a team of highly skilled engineers and we
are very much looking forward to creating even more competitive technology
while being a part of FPC."

For more information contact:

Johan Carlström, CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46 (0) 31-60 78

About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) markets, develops and produces biometric components
and technologies that through the analysis and matching of an individual's
unique fingerprint verify the person's identity. The technology consists of
biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used
separately or in combination with each other. The competitive advantages
offered by the FPC's technology include unique image quality, extreme
robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these
advantages and the ability to achieve extremely low manufacturing costs, the
technology can be implemented in volume products such as smart cards and
mobile phones, where extremely rigorous demands are placed on such
characteristics. The company's technology can also be used in IT and Internet
security, access control, etc.

Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish
Securities Market Act (2007:528) and the Swedish Financial Instruments
Trading Act (1991:980). The information was issued for publication on May 19,
2014 at 08.00 am CET.

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jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press
release is responsible for using this press release and the constituent
information in accordance with the rules and regulations prevailing in the
particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or
an offering to acquire or subscribe for any of the company's securities in
any jurisdiction.

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Fingerprint Cards AB via Globenewswire


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