ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group Promotes David Sullivan to Executive Vice President of Business Development

ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group Promotes David Sullivan to Executive Vice President of Business Development

IRVINE, Calif., April 12, 2004–ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG) is pleased to announce the promotion of David Sullivan to executive vice president ASSA ABLOY ITG Business Development. In his new role, Sullivan will be responsible for coordinating the worldwide international sales strategy and marketing direction for ASSA ABLOY ITG. Additionally, he will oversee branding and channel policy, be involved in global acquisition planning, and the integration of newly acquired ASSA ABLOY ITG companies. Sullivan will report to Ayman Ashour, chief operating officer of ASSA ABLOY ITG.

Since April of 2003, Sullivan served as vice president of business development, Europe for ASSA ABLOY ITG. Sullivan has held increasingly strategic positions since the formation of ASSA ABLOY ITG including being a key member of the integration team after ASSA ABLOY purchased Indala in late 2001 where he helped to develop new company sales and marketing goals.

Sullivan has held positions at HID Corporation beginning in 1994 as central region and North American sales manager. He was promoted in 1997 to director of sales at HID and in 2001, Sullivan became vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for HID and relocated to Europe.

Mr. Sullivan can be reached by contacting Ellen Wesp at +49 (611) 17 39 183 or ellen.wesp@acg.de.

About ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG)

ASSA ABLOY ITG is focused on current and emerging identification technology solutions within the radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart card markets. With headquarters in Irvine, CA, ITG employs approximately 770 people worldwide. In addition to a Research and Development Center, ITG consists of eight product companies including HID, Indala, CTS, Interlock, BUGA, Sokymat, Metget, and OMNIKEY. There are also five sales and distribution companies including AccessID, ACG Identification, ITG Europe, Middle East, and Africa, ITG Asia Pacific, and ITG Latin America.

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