Gemalto Achieves Additional MasterCard Accreditation With its Consulting Services

Gemalto Achieves Additional MasterCard Accreditation With its Consulting Services

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 7, 2010 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announced receiving MasterCard accreditation for its Gemalto Consulting Services. As the first digital security company to join the MasterCard M/Chip Accredited Third Party program, this accreditation officially endorses Gemalto’s consulting capabilities and its vendor-independent services in contact and contactless deployments worldwide.

Smart payment cards are widely deployed to reduce fraud and facilitate a more convenient payment experience. Gemalto’s consulting service is in particular designed to expedite the adoption of EMV and PayPass™ smart card programs, by delivering world-class migration guidance and technical expertise to acquirers and issuers. For this accreditation process, Gemalto consultants’ track record in supporting contact and contactless rollouts was evaluated against MasterCard’s requirements.

“MasterCard is extremely pleased that Gemalto has met our stringent criteria,” commented Christian Delporte, Head of Chip Engineering at MasterCard Worldwide. “The M/Chip Accredited Third Party program enables MasterCard to make high quality consulting available to its members. With Gemalto’s strong global presence, our members can benefit from knowledge sharing anywhere in the world.”

“The MasterCard endorsement is a strong vote of confidence in Gemalto’s consulting expertise,” added Philippe Cambriel, Executive Vice-President, Gemalto. “Key to attaining this accreditation was our proven track record from a decade of experience providing consulting services to over 130 institutions in 52 countries, and it recognized our ability to closely support our customers in successfully launching innovative products and services, and delivering on their promise of paying anytime anywhere.”

About MasterCard Worldwide

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About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 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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