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Partnership Provides More Options for Consumers to Shop Securely Using
Connected Fashionable and Functional Accessories

-Today at theMobile World Congress,MasterCardandWISeKeyannounced a partnership
to enable contactless payments on select luxury brand watches and wearables.
WISeKey currently works with an extensive list of premium watch
manufacturers, includingHublotandBulgari, which use WISeKey's patented
security software,WIS.WATCH. The partnership adds new devices and brands to
ongoing MasterCard programs to bring payments to any consumer gadget,
accessory or wearable - fromfitness bandstorefrigerators.

"Our collaboration with WISeKey is a great example of how payments
functionality can deliver transformative value for a variety of device
manufacturers and create safe and convenient shopping experiences for their
consumers," said Sherri Haymond, senior vice president, Digital Payments,
MasterCard. "Together with WISeKey, we are using our collective innovative
technology and expertise to transform the way people pay for things."

With the companies' shared commitment to advance payments security in both the
physical and digital worlds, MasterCard will integrate its payments
technology with WISeKey'sCryptographic Root of Trust for IoTand NFCTrusted©
technology solutions, providing consumers with the freedom to securely shop
using their favorite watch or wearable.

"Working together, WISeKey and MasterCard will open the door to additional
eCommerce and marketing opportunities for luxury wearable device and watch
manufacturers. The potential for improved communication with customers can
lead to increased customer loyalty and repeat business," said Carlos Moreira,
CEO of WISeKey.

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in our
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About MasterCard

MasterCard (NYSE: MA), http://www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in
the global payments industry. We operate the world's fastest payments
processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants,
governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.
MasterCard's products and solutions make everyday commerce activities - such
as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances - easier,
more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter
join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the
latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

About WISeKey

WISeKey is a leading global digital security solutions company. Working at the
forefront of information cybersecurity, identity management, and mobile
software services, WISeKey's mission is to facilitate the global growth of
secure electronic transactions by providing individuals, businesses, and
governments with advanced technology and services that authenticate and
protect digital identity across the full spectrum of personal, business and
administrative transactions online. WISeKey, established in Geneva,
Switzerland in 1999, (http://www.wisekey.com/), is a World Economic Forum
Global Growth Company.

Follow WISeKey on Twitter@wisekey,Linkedin,Facebook,Instagram

Media Contacts

| Marisa Grimes Youmna Abisaleh |
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|MasterCard Worldwide |
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|914-643-1586 WISeKey |
|marisa.grimes@mastercard.com |
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| Head of Marketing and Sales |
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| +41 22 594 30 40 |
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| yabisaleh@wisekey.com |
| Lena Cati |
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| WISeKey Investor Relations |
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| The Equity Group, Inc. |
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| 212-836-9611 |
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| lcati@equityny.com |


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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: WISeKey via Globenewswire


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