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Gemplus Supplies Additional 1 Million Smart IDs for the US Department of Defense

    Luxembourg and Rsa Conference 2006 (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - New Order Adds to the Millions of Gemplus Smart IDs in the Hands of US Government Workers

    Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP), a world leading provider of smart card solutions announces an order to supply an additional 1 million smart cards for the Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Card program (CAC). The order from BearingPoint for the DoD's CAC program, confirms Gemplus as a leading smart card supplier in the US Federal space.

    The US Federal government has led the way in strong authentication for its employees, and the DoD's CAC program is its biggest rollout to date. The CAC solution provides secure access to DoD facilities and IT network resources. Launched in 2000, the CAC program has to date issued over 4 million smart badges.

    "Gemplus's core strength is security and we feel privileged to list the Department of Defense among the users of our products", stated Ernie Berger, President Americas Gemplus. "This recent contract shows that our investment in secure identity management solutions combined with strong local manufacturing was the right strategy. It also reinforces our commitment to support the US Federal government's HSPD 12 directive and related FIPS 201 standard for federal employee identity verification".

    The smart cards supplied in the contract are FIPS 140-2 validated - a security pre-requisite for the CAC program.

    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 (2005), Frost & Sullivan, Datamonitor). It has sold over 5.5 billion smart cards.

    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 2005 was 939 million Euros.

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    For more information:

      Tim Cawsey                                 Rebecca Naysan
      Gemplus                                      Edelman
      Tel: +1-215-390-2812                 Tel: +1-212-704-8245
      Email: tim.cawsey@gemplus.com  Email: rebecca.naysan@gemplus.com

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Contact:
Tim Cawsey, Gemplus, Tel: +1-215-390-2812, Email:
tim.cawsey@gemplus.com, Rebecca Naysan, Edelman, Tel:
+1-212-704-8245, Email: rebecca.naysan@gemplus.com



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