Gemalto Expands Canadian Personalization Facility for Enhanced EMV Migration Services

Gemalto Expands Canadian Personalization Facility for Enhanced EMV Migration Services

Austin, TX, Sept 30, 2010–Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced the expansion of its state-of-the-art facility in Burlington, Ontario, to serve its growing EMV customer base in Canada. The investment will double the capacity and accommodate the need for delivering additional cardholder services. The site is the first in Canada to personalize dual-interface smart banking cards that enable both contactless and contact payment.

Gemalto’s Burlington facility provides EMV payment cards as well as complete data preparation, card personalization and fulfillment services for numerous financial institutions throughout Canada. Drawing on its global EMV migration and consulting experience, Gemalto also provides high-quality consulting for a smooth transition to microprocessor cards.

“Moving an entire nation to EMV technology requires strong companies that can respond to and grow with the industry’s ever-changing needs,” said Catherine Johnston, president and CEO ACT Canada. “Gemalto’s Canadian expansion is a clear indicator that they are aligned with market demands and their customers.”

“For over five years, Gemalto has been focused on accompanying our Canadian customers in their EMV migration, to ensure the complete success of their project,” said Jack Jania, Vice President and General Manager of Secure Transactions, Gemalto North America. “In this fast-evolving market, Gemalto is focused on enabling its customers to successfully launch innovative products and services like the EMV contactless payment card.”

Gemalto’s complete range of financial services offerings can be found at http://www.gemalto.com/financial.

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, with 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.

For more information please visit http://www.gemalto.com.

Gemalto Media Contacts

Ray WIZBOWSKI
North America
+1 512-257-3950
raymond.wizbowski@gemalto.com

Deb Montner
Montner & Associates
+1 203-226-9290
dmontner@montner.com

Peggy Edoire
Europe, Middle East & Africa
+33 4 42 36 45 40
peggy.edoire@gemalto.com

Ramzi Abdine
Latin America
+55 11 5105 7659
ramzi.abdine@gemalto.com

Yvonne Lim
Asia Pacific
T.: +65 6317 3730
Yvonne.lim@gemalto.com

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