Home Trust of Canada Selects Gemalto for EMV Migration

Home Trust of Canada Selects Gemalto for EMV Migration

Amsterdam, July 27, 2010–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that it has been chosen to manage Home Trust Company’s migration from magnetic stripe credit cards to EMV (Chip and PIN) smart payment cards. Home Trust is a Canadian Visa Issuer and one of Canada’s leading trust companies, focusing on consumers who typically do not meet all the lending criteria of traditional financial institutions.

“Gemalto has already provided us with the comprehensive and collaborative support that we needed to begin issuing EMV payment cards and successfully participate in the pilots in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario,” said Gerald M. Soloway, Chief Executive Officer, Home Trust. “We are looking forward to continuing our work with Gemalto to complete our conversion to EMV technology.”

Gemalto is providing microprocessor payment cards, as well as data preparation, card personalization and fulfillment at Gemalto’s state-of-the-art facility in Burlington, Ontario. Gemalto’s consulting service is engaged with the project providing guidance in how to interact with all members of the payments ecosystem to ensure Home Trust is prepared to meet the Canadian EMV requirements. Gemalto will also train the Home Trust team extensively on all activities associated with EMV migration.

“Gemalto is committed to working with our customers to provide the right technical solutions to meet their unique requirements,” said Jack Jania, vice president and general manager, secure transactions, Gemalto North America. “We are honored to be working with Home Trust and will leverage our global EMV migration experience to ensure a smooth transition to EMV compliant cards.”
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, 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
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Jane Strachey
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Ramzi Abdine
Latin America
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Yvonne Lim
Asia Pacific
T.: +65 6317 3730
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