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Gemplus Delivers SIM-Based Remote Provisioning Services to Six Additional Wireless Carriers in the U.S.

Luxembourg and Las Vegas, Nevada (ots/PRNewswire) - - Gemplus's Operation Center enables subscriber management services for a total of sixteen wireless carriers Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP), the world's leading provider of smart card solutions, today announces that U.S. wireless carriers Plateau Wireless, Douglas Communications, Endless Telecom, Farmers Wireless, Petrocom, LLC, and RCC have selected its SIM cards and OTA (over-the-air) provisioning services for their GSM launches. With the addition of these six new customers, Gemplus confirms its leadership in the U.S. for operated services among regional and rural carriers[1]. The six carriers chose Gemplus's remote provisioning and subscription management services, which enables them to introduce new SIM services and remotely manage the SIM cards in a rapid and cost-effective manner. "Gemplus's operated services solution offers Plateau Wireless a way to manage subscriptions and SIM provisioning without the need to invest in an in-house service bureau," said Joel Drahman, wireless Chief Operating Officer at Plateau Wireless. With more than three years of experience, Gemplus provides OTA provisioning of SIM cards to a total of sixteen carriers in the U.S. through its Operation Center in Dallas, Texas and enables subscriber management services for many other carriers around the world. Gemplus also provides software tools to manage SIM card files, training, packaging services, and various SIM card applications such as enhanced phonebook capabilities and Roaming Control to keep subscribers on their home network longer. "RCC feels that Gemplus has a seasoned team that is well-versed in the GSM field, and we have full confidence in their systems and abilities. Gemplus's OTA provisioning saves us time and resources in integration, allowing us to focus on delivering superior service to our subscribers," said Jim Altstadt, customer equipment director at RCC. "We benefit from Gemplus's growing success and look forward to working with them to expand our GSM services." To learn more about Gemplus's SIM-based remote provisioning services, please visit the Gemplus booth #621/623 at RCA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 29th - April 1st, 2005. About Gemplus Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP) is the world's leading player in the smart card industry in both revenue and total shipments (source: Gartner-Dataquest (2004), Frost & Sullivan, Datamonitor.). It has sold over 5 billion smart cards. With security at its core, and 2400 patents and patent applications produced by its innovative R&D team, Gemplus delivers a wide range of portable, personalized solutions in areas including Identity, Mobile Telecommunications, Public Telephony, Banking, Retail, Transport, Healthcare, WLAN, Pay-TV, e-government, and access control. Gemplus' revenue in 2004 was 865 million Euros. www.gemplus.com (c)2005 Gemplus. All rights reserved. Gemplus and the Gemplus logo are trademarks and service marks of Gemplus S.A. and are registered in certain countries. All other trademarks and service marks, whether registered or not in specific countries, are the property of their respective owners. Some of the statements contained in this release constitute forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activities, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the forward-looking statements contained in this release include, but are not limited to: trends in wireless communication and mobile commerce markets; our ability to develop new technology, and the effects of competing technologies developed and expected intense competition generally in our main markets; profitability of our expansion strategy; challenges to or loss of our intellectual property rights; our ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships in our major businesses; our ability to develop and take advantage of new software and services; and the effect of future acquisitions and investments on our share price. Moreover, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release speak only as of this release. We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after this date to conform such statements to actual results or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated results. [1] Source: Gemplus Market Analysis ots Originaltext: Gemplus Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Contact: For more information: Kerry Butler, Gemplus, Tel: +1-215-390-2840 Email: kerry.butler@gemplus.com Rebecca Naysan, Edelman, Tel: +1-212-704-8245 Email: rebecca.naysan@edelman.com

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