First in France: LCL Chooses Gemalto to Launch a Banking Card with the User’s Photograph

First in France: LCL Chooses Gemalto to Launch a Banking Card with the User’s Photograph

Gemalto has developed a web-based solution to facilitate subscription to this service

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 2, 2009 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced it has been selected by Le Crédit Lyonnais (LCL) for the first banking card customized with a personal photograph in France. LCL is a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole, the leading banking group in France with 26 million customers. Gemalto provides LCL with a web-based solution enabling users to easily upload their identity photograph onto the bank’s website. The company also supplies picture validation services and personalizes the cards. The service has been rolled-out since end of May 2009.

This EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa) card is dedicated to students and aims to combine the advantages of a payment card with those of the ISIC (International Student Identity Card) international student card. Cardholders can make purchases worldwide and benefit from coupons from ISIC partners: 8,000 in France and 40,000 throughout 120 countries, for leisure, travel, accommodation, food and multimedia.

“We selected Gemalto for its experience in rapid roll-out of complete and integrated issuance systems for innovative personalized cards,” commented Jean Michel Lepioufle, head of marketing retail banking at LCL. “The user-friendly web interface was also a decisive factor in our choice.”

“Gemalto is proud to support LCL in the launch of France’s first banking card with a personal photograph,” added Philippe Cambriel, Executive Vice-President of the Secure Transactions Business Unit at Gemalto. “This new contract demonstrates Gemalto’s ability to provide value-added services that allow banks to offer products that are perfectly suited to specific customer segments.”

*ISIC works to improve student mobility by reducing general expenditures such as transport, insurance, leisure, etc.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work – anytime, anywhere – has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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