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2016-01-21

Gemalto: MegaFon, VimpelCom and Gemalto launch mobile NFC ticketing in Moscow

Amsterdam, Jan. 21, 2016 -
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is
supplying MegaFon and VimpelCom, the leading Russian mobile network operators
with a combined base of 180 millions1of subscribers, withUpTeq Multi-Tenant
NFC SIMs. These cards enable subscribers to enjoy the benefits of Moscow's
new mobile ticketing program and can be used with NFC smartphones. With the
'Troika' transport card app downloaded it allows travelers to board metro
trains, trams and buses across the Russian capital with simply a tap of the
handset on a contactless reader.

MegaFon and VimpelCom are supplyingUpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIM
to their subscribers free of charge. Tickets can be purchased directly via the
Troika app, with payment debited automatically from the user's regular phone
bill. Travelers no longer need to queue up to buy a printed ticket. Moscow's
mobile ticketing scheme was launched in September 2015 and this swift and
seamless cash-free ticketing method is expected to have high uptake among the
7 million daily passengers2over the next few years. Gemalto'sUpTeq
Multi-Tenant SIM
is the proven solution chosen by 12 out of 13 countries that offer mobile NFC
ticketing services to their commuters. The cards can also support functions
such as mobile NFC payments and provide a ready-made platform for the
introduction of additional contactless services.

"The Mobile Ticket project is another step in implementing MegaFon's mobile
commerce development strategy. We endeavor for subscribers to see their
mobile phone account as a fully-fledged financial tool they can use for
day-to-day expenses
," said Hayk Karapetyan, Director of Financial Service at MegaLabs3. "We see
potential in this new service, firstly, because the popularity of
mobile payments is rising rapidly; during the first 6 months of 2015 the
number of payments increased 60% compared to the same period in 2014 and
revenue from mobile financial services rose 30%. Secondly, we are seeing a
rise in the number of NFC-enabled devices in our network. Over the last year
this number has almost doubled both in Moscow and across the country
."

"Gemalto is one of the few suppliers able to meet the technical requirements
and have unrivaled experience working with a wide range of NFC players
worldwide
," said Alexander Sakharov, MFS director for VimpelCom. "With a strong local
presence and personalization center in Russia we know they
can serve us with a very high level of responsiveness."

"Consumers are keen to use their smartphones to take the stress and strain out
of modern day-to-day, and contactless clearly represents the future for a
wide range of services
," said Philippe Cambriel, President of Europe and CIS at Gemalto. "MegaFon
and VimpelCom are now positioned at the forefront of these life trends
and, by seeding the market with UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIMs, are ideally
placed to extend their contactless offers to payment and access control to
mention but a few possibilities
."

1Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/17/russia-mobilephone-idUSL5N0Z33...

2Source: Moscow Metro Official Site

http://engl.mosmetro.ru/pages/page_0.php?id_page=2

3 MegaLabs is a wholly owned subsidiary of OJSC "MegaFon" and their center of
innovative design and prompt launch of value-added services.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security,
with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180
countries.

Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital
world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living
environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain
and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this
fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and
administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by
securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds,
eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and
internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.

Gemalto's unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software
embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable
back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential
management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000
employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and
24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.

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

Gemalto media contacts:

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| Philippe Benitez Peggy Edoire Vivian Liang |
|North America |
|+1 512 257 3869 Europe&CIS Greater China |
|philippe.benitez@gemalto.com +33 4 42 36 45 40 +86 1059373046 |
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| Ernesto Haikewitsch Kristel Teyras Pierre Lelievre |
|Latin America Middle East&Africa Asia Pacific |
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