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2014-05-22

Gemalto: Gemalto selected for Algerian ePassport

Amsterdam, May 22, 2014
- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announces it has been chosen to provide the Algerian governmental agency
"Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d'Algérie" with itsSealys
eCover for ePassportsand embedded eTravel software to support the country's
ambitious ePassport program, as well as to increase its production capacity.
In this program Gemalto's technology is reinforced by its advanced production
and delivery capabilities that will ensure rapid deployment of ePassports
whilst enhancing traveling experience for Algerian citizens.

The embeddedSealys
eTravel software is ICAO Common Criteria certified and achieves
industry-leading speeds for both personalization and secure data access. As a
result, the Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d'Algérie will benefit from
improved personalization performance and cost reduction of ePassport
issuance. In addition, Gemalto'sSealys
eCovers meet the high durability and quality requirements of the Algerian
program, thanks to their excellent wear resistance over the life time of the
ePassport.

"We needed a reliable partner to ensure that the ePassports are delivered as
quickly as possible to citizens throughout the country
," stated the Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d'Algérie."Gemalto has the
global experience and service level, including redundancy
production capabilities, to enable us to perform the smooth issuance of the
documents in all phases of the program."

"The worldwide conversion from paper identity documents to eDocuments is
continuing and Gemalto expects that over 50% of passports in circulation in
2017 will embed a microprocessor,"
said A. Bouzbib, Senior Vice President of Government Programs at Gemalto.
"Algeria is following this worldwide trend and Gemalto's global experience
will allow the Algerian authorities to realize their goals within the shortest
possible timeframe
."

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader indigital securitywith
2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating
out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located
in 44 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop,
bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable
and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile
services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy
protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and
dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded
software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms
and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and
the trusted end-user services made possible.

Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital
services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number
of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless
world.

For more information
visitwww.gemalto.com,www.justaskgemalto.com,blog.gemalto.com, or
follow@gemaltoon Twitter.

Gemalto Media Contacts:

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|Peggy Edoire Nicole Williams |
|Europe, Middle East&Africa |
|+33 4 42 36 45 40 North America |
|peggy.edoire@gemalto.com +1 512 758 8921 |
| nicole.williams@gemalto.com |
|Pierre Lelievre Ernesto Haikewitsch |
| |
|Asia Pacific Latin America |
|+65 6317 3802 +55 11 5105 9220 |
|pierre.lelievre@gemalto.com ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com |
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Press release (PDF)
http://hugin.info/159293/R/1787705/613947.pdf

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Source: Gemalto via Globenewswire

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