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2015-10-12

Gemalto: Mobile Operators in Middle East and Africa protect over three billion contacts for subscribers with Gemalto's Cloud-backup Solution

Amsterdam, October 12, 2015 -
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announces that over three billion mobile phonebook contacts across the Middle
East and Africa region alone are now being saved through itsLinqUs Cloud
Backup solution.
This market-leading solution is currently deployed by 22 different mobile
network operators in the region, 90% of which have opted for Gemalto's fully
operated service in SaaS mode. Having doubled in the last 24 months, now over
40 million subscribers no longer have to worry about losing touch with
friends, family or business contacts, should their phone be lost or stolen.

"Our cloud backup solutions are number one in the region,
" said Eric Claudel, President for Africa&Middle East at Gemalto. "The
combination of a field proven solution with our extensive experience in
managing platforms on behalf of customers ensures that we can readily
replicate and share best practice and expertise. With 9 out of 10 of our
clients in the region opting for the Gemalto-operated-service solution, it is
clear we are increasingly recognized as a strategic partner that can support
particularly dynamic business development plans
."

The popularity of GemaltoLinqUs
Cloud Backup solution
reflects its value as an essential safeguard for modern connected lifestyles.
Offered by the mobile operators, familiar and trusted by subscribers, it
works with any type of phone, whether feature phone or smart phone, and
regardless of whether contacts are saved in the handset or the SIM card. For
end users, storing and retrieving contacts are hence simple and seamless
operations, which provide complete peace of mind.

LinqUs
Cloud Backup solution
is accessible to the entire subscriber base. It eliminates the dramatic
fall-off in traffic that occurs when phone users have to rebuild their
address book from scratch on a new handset. Protecting and restoring contacts
also significantly strengthens the bond between the mobile operator and the
subscriber. When deployingLinqUs
Cloud Backup
solution,
mobile operators can either opt for an on-premise platform, or choose a fully
hosted cloud-base service that provides equal levels of industry-leading
security and flexibility.

LinqUs Cloud Backup solution
belongs to Gemalto's white-labelLinqUs Personal Cloud
suite of solutions, which addresses three key mobile consumer needs: data
protection, device protection and family protection.LinqUs Personal Cloud
suite of solutions enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to improve customer
engagement and increase their brand loyalty by offering a value added service
that users can trust and rely on.

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 |
| peggy.edoire@gemalto.com vivian.liang@gemalto.com |
| Ernesto Haikewitsch Kristel Teyras Pierre Lelievre |
|Latin America Middle East&Africa Asia Pacific |
|+55 11 5105 9220 +33 1 55 01 57 89 +65 6317 3802 |
|ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com kristel.teyras@gemalto.com pierre.lelievre@gemalto.com |
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