Gemalto Supports ING’s Setting Up in Poland with Personalization Services

Gemalto Supports ING’s Setting Up in Poland with Personalization Services

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Sept 4, 2008–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announces it has been selected by ING Bank Slaski as supplier of a bundled solution that includes notably local personalization services as well as high-end EMV cards. The package also comprises value-added services such as tailored cards and advanced packaging. ING Bank Slaski is part of the ING Group, one of the 20 largest financial institutions worldwide. The initiative is aimed at providing ING with turnkey solutions when implementing new technologies or SEPA* compliant cards in a high-growth country like Poland. By partnering with Gemalto, the bank complements its expertise in the personalization area in order to deliver a comprehensive service offering. ING Bank Slaski started issuing EMV banking cards in December 2007.

As part of the contract, Gemalto supplies ING Bank Slaski with Dynamic Data Authentication EMV cards personalized at its Polish facility, located in Tczew. The Gemalto personalization center provides ING Bank Slaski with a broad range of services including card stock management, card personalization and fulfillment. The facility also ensures a high level of delivery service: 24 hours turn-around time for a new card, the very same day for an emergency request. In addition, it provides innovative services such as banking cards customized with a personal picture, printing text on the magnetic stripe and advanced packaging.

“We are proud to support multi-national banking groups like ING when they undertake to set up in new, high-growth countries,” added Philippe Cambriel, Executive Vice-President of the Secure Transactions Business Unit at Gemalto. “As EMV migration is booming in Poland, Gemalto is committed to locally supporting ING Bank Slaski in its transition to chip based cards by supplying it with advanced, value-added services that will allow it to focus on its core business.”

SEPA* : Single Euro Payments Area

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2007 annual revenues of over €1.6 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.

In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.

Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers.

More than a billion people worldwide use the company’s products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.

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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