Mühlbauer Holding AG

EANS-News: Mühlbauer selected by De La Rue to provide passport personalization equipment

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Roding/London (euro adhoc) - 6 October 2009 - The Mühlbauer Technology Group, global system and technology provider of ID projects, has been selected by De La Rue Identity Systems for the provision of personalization equipment to support the production of biometric passports as part of specific, ongoing contracts.

De La Rue selected Mühlbauer following a structured competitive tender process. Mühlbauer will be responsible for providing personalization equipment valued at nearly EUR 10 million for producing next generation biometric passports that will meet the highest of international standards for travel documents. Mühlbauer will also provide appropriate systems service and support valued at up to EUR 6 million.

James Thorburn, Managing Director De La Rue Identity Systems said: "We are delighted that Mühlbauer has been successful in this procurement process - it is a credit to their capability. We look forward to developing a strong working relationship".

Josef Mühlbauer, CEO and founder of the Mühlbauer group, comments: "We are proud to demonstrate our competence and to provide such an important role with these projects. De La Rue´s decision to select Mühlbauer above the competition is a reflection of Mühlbauer´s ongoing commitment to deliver reliability and quality".

For further information, please contact:

Mühlbauer AG
Tilo Rosenberger
Corporate Communications
Josef-Mühlbauer-Platz 1
93426 Roding, Germany
Phone:  +49 9461 952 - 1653
Fax:         +49 9461 952 - 8520
tilo.rosenberger@muehlbauer.de
www.muehlbauer.de

De La Rue Identity System Claire Burrows Marketing Manager Phone: +44 (0)1256 605050 Claire.c.burrows@uk.delarue.com www.delarue.com

Notes to editors:

Mühlbauer The Mühlbauer Group is the only one-stop-shop technology partner for the card, Smart Card, passport/ePassport and RFID industry. With nearly 2,000 employees, technology centers in Germany, Malaysia, the U.S. and Slovakia and a worldwide sales and service network, the Mühlbauer Group is the world´s market leader in innovative systems and software solutions for the production and personalization of cards, passports and RFID applications. Mühlbauer also develops and produces innovative systems for specific niche applications in the semiconductor back-end area, automation solutions, labelling and marking systems for traceability of electronic components as well as precision parts for sensitive industries and the own production.

Mühlbauer is already involved in more than 200 ID projects and supports numerous governments, state printing houses and system integrators in implementing innovative ID documents. Worldwide the technology group is the only company that holds own complete solutions to support customers along every step of the process for an ID project: the portfolio ranges from technologies for data capturing to production and personalization of an ID document through to fully automatic border crossing procedures - including software solutions.

For further information visit Mühlbauer´s website at www.muehlbauer.de

De La Rue De La Rue is the world´s largest commercial security printer and papermaker, involved in the production of over 150 national currencies and a wide range of security documents such as passports, authentication labels and fiscal stamps. The Company is a leading provider of cash sorting equipment and software solutions to central banks, helping them to reduce the cost of handling cash. De La Rue also pioneers new technologies in government identity solutions for national identification, driver´s licence and passport issuing schemes. De La Rue employs over 4,000 people worldwide and is a member of the FTSE 250.  Its ordinary shares are listed with the UK Listing Authority and trade on the market for listed securities on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol DLAR.

De La Rue Identity Systems is a trusted partner and advisor of Governments the world over, working closely with them to design, implement and manage secure identity systems and solutions.  Pioneers of new technologies and innovation, De La Rue have successfully implemented over 50 identity management projects across the globe.   With more than 27 million secure documents issued each year as a result of De La Rue´s know-how and expertise, De La Rue Identity Systems are world experts in delivering quality and high performance solutions for passport, ePassport, visa, national ID and eID, driving licence and voter registration systems.

For further information visit De La Rue´s website at www.delarue.com.

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ots Originaltext: Mühlbauer Holding AG & Co.KGaA
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Further inquiry note:
Hubert Forster
CFO
+49(0)9461-952-1141
hubert.forster@muehlbauer.de

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      DE0006627201
WKN:        662720
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