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2016-05-10

Gemalto: Visa to launch contactless payment wristbands at Eurovision contest in collaboration with Gemalto

Amsterdam, May 10, 2016
- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
is collaborating with Visa, one of the world's largest payment providers, to
equip visitors at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest withcontactless payment
wristbands. Gemalto's solution for Visa encompasses personalization,
packaging and fulfilment of the contactless wristbands, and utilizes
itsAllynis
Smart Event Platform for the prepaid payment program and event management.

The Visa contactless wristbands will be part of Visa Europe'sofficial ESC
sponsorship, which will be made available for purchase at the Eurovision
Village in Stockholm, Sweden, in the week leading up to the Contest.
Eurovision Song Contest expects to attract up to 65,000 visitors providing a
contactless experience and culminates in a Grand Finale at the Globe Arena on
May 14thdrawing an estimated TV audience of 200 million.

Gemalto's integrated solution ensures that Visa will be able to showcase
contactless experiences, including shopping without carrying cash or payment
cards. Gemalto has provided a responsive website that enables access to
real-time account information including prepaid balances and history. The
wristbands can be used to make payments at any Visa ready contactless POS
terminal in the world and continue to be active after the show is over until
31stOctober 2016.

TheAllynis
Smart Event Platform can be employed in conjunction with any payment form
factor, including wearables and mobile NFC, and provides off-the-shelf
management of payment, data and access rights as well as an extensive
portfolio of white label applications. The full solution supports a rich
array of features including 'tap and go' payments, seamless access management
to venues and hospitality areas, and many other value-added applications. It
improves and secures the visitor experience, and enables organizers and other
stakeholders to implement intelligent communication, marketing and loyalty
programs that run before, during and after live events.

"At this year's event, Visa is creating a new contactless payments experience
for fans and visitors of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016
," said Christina Lind, Country Manager Visa Europe Sweden. "Together with
Gemalto we are taking a big step into the future of payments and
the launch of contactless in Sweden
."

"Gemalto's support for Visa Europe at Eurovision 2016 demonstrates how the
live
event ecosystem is ideally suited to an extended NFC experience
," said Philippe Cambriel, President for Europe, Mediterranean and CIS at
Gemalto. "Our end-to-end Smart Event service makes it easy to look beyond
contactless
payments and embrace additional functions such as access, visitor
entitlements and data management."

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security,
with 2015 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180
countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to
authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable
services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto's solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to
enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people,
transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software -
enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of
individuals and things.

Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data
centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49
countries.

For more information visitwww.gemalto.comor 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 Shintaro Suzuki |
|Latin America Middle East&Africa Asia Pacific |
|+55 11 5105 9220 +33 1 55 01 57 89 +65 6317 8266 |
|ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com kristel.teyras@gemalto.com shintaro.suzuki@gemalto.com |
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Press release (PDF)
http://hugin.info/159293/R/2010930/744326.pdf

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Source: Gemalto via Globenewswire

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