Gemalto Supports Diners Club Spain’s EMV Migration

Gemalto Supports Diners Club Spain’s EMV Migration

Amsterdam – Feb 2, 2012 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), a world leader in digital security, announces the availability of an approved EMV application which will be deployed by Diners Club Spain during 2012. Gemalto is providing Diners Club Spain with consulting and personalization services, in addition to Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) payment cards that are compliant with the Discover Financial Services D-Payment Application Specification (D-PAS). DDA is a highly secure authentication technology whereby the smart card chip creates a unique signature for each transaction that allows banks to authorize transactions more securely. With the addition of Diners Club, Gemalto now supplies EMV solutions to all international payment associations, providing a complete portfolio of secure payment applications.

Diners Club International, part of Discover Financial Services, is a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries. Gemalto now supports Diners Club issuers worldwide in their EMV migration projects with smart banking cards and the associated issuance services. Diners Club cardholders will benefit from increased security for their financial transactions and a more convenient payment option when traveling internationally.

“We strive to provide services and support that go far beyond transactions,” commented Javier Turégano Llano, Director of Operations and Systems, Diners Club Spain. “The Gemalto solution adds the security and convenience of EMV to our portfolio, as part of our continuous commitment to maintain the standard of excellence our customers expect from Diners Club.”

“Gemalto’s global footprint and strong network of service centers on all five continents are key assets to support Diners Club EMV issuance”, added Philippe Cambriel, Executive Vice-President at Gemalto. “Our ambition is to anticipate the technological moves of international payment associations and to deliver on our promise to provide the right product at the right time.”

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.

Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its 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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