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Gemplus Trading Update

    Luxembourg (ots/PRNewswire) - Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ:GEMP),  a world leading player in the secure card industry and a subsidiary of  Gemalto N.V. (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO), announces today that it no longer  expects to meet its financial performance outlook for 2006. The Company cited market conditions that will remain challenging and uncertainties in the  global economic environment.  Because of the level of its integration within  Gemalto, the Company will not provide further guidance on future earnings  expectations on a stand-alone basis. It expects to report on October 26, 2006  its financial performance for the third quarter ending September 30, 2006.

    About Gemplus

    Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP) is a world leading player in the secure card industry in both revenue and total shipments (source: Gartner-Dataquest, Frost & Sullivan, Datamonitor).

    Gemplus delivers a wide range of portable, personalized solutions in areas including Identity, Mobile Telecommunications, Public Telephony, Banking, Retail, Transport, Healthcare, WiFi, Pay-TV, e-government, and access control.

    Gemplus's revenue in 2005 was 939 million Euros.

    In June 2006, Gemplus and Axalto initiated their combination to form Gemalto, a leader in digital security.

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      Presse                                              Relations Investisseur
      Gemplus                                            Gemplus
      Remi Calvet                                      Céline Berthier
      Mob. : +33(0)6-22-72-81-58              Tel: +41(0)22-544-5054
      Email : remi.calvet@gemplus.com      Email: celine.berthier@gemplus.com@@end@@

    (c)2006 Gemplus. All rights reserved. Gemplus, 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 sectors; our ability to develop new technology, and the effects of competing technologies developed and expected intense competition generally in our main segments; 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.

ots Originaltext: Gemalto
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Contact:
Presse - Gemplus, Remi Calvet, Mob. : +33(0)6-22-72-81-58, Email :
remi.calvet@gemplus.com;  Relations Investisseur - Gemplus, Céline
Berthier, Tel: +41(0)22-544-5054, Email: celine.berthier@gemplus.com



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