Identive Group Inc.

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SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, December 22, 2011 (euro adhoc) -
Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), a provider of products,
services and solutions for the identification, security and RFID industries,
today announced that Richard A. Clarke has been appointed to its Board of
Directors, effective January 1, 2012.
"Richard Clarke is a true pioneer in crucial areas of cyber security and was
amongst the first to call for combining cyber and physical identity management
systems. Since the early days of Identive´s predecessor Bluehill ID, Dick has
been a supporter of our vision to create a company totally focused on Secure ID.
He brings to the Board a truly rare blend of strategic vision and a deep
understanding of electronic security threats, how they relate to geopolitical
issues and the technologies being exploited. It is an honor for Identive to be
the first public operating company for which Richard Clarke has become a
director," said Ayman S. Ashour, Chairman and CEO of Identive.

"I have long been impressed with Identive´s holistic approach to Secure ID, and
in particular their focus on convergence of cyber and physical security as well
as cloud-based identity management platforms. I am pleased to join the company´s
Board of Directors to help guide the next phase of growth," stated Clarke.

Richard A. Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on security, including
cyber security, homeland security, national security and counterterrorism.
Currently he is Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting, a strategic security risk
management firm. From 1992 to 2003, Mr. Clarke served three Presidents as a
senior White House Advisor, holding the titles of Special Assistant to the
President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and
Counterterrorism, and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security. Prior
to his White House years, Mr. Clarke served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the
Intelligence Community, and State Department. He is currently an on-air
consultant for ABC News and teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Clarke is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Cyber War:
The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It. He holds a BA from
the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters degree from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. 

About Identive Group
Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV) is focused on building the
world´s signature company in Secure ID. The company´s products, software,
systems and services address the markets for identity management, physical and
logical access control, NFC and a host of RFID-enabled applications for
customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education, healthcare and
transportation sectors. Identive´s mission is to build a lasting business of
scale and technology based on a combination of strong technology-driven organic
growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. For additional info visit:

Further inquiry note:
Mr. Lennart Streibel
Tel.: +49 89 9595-5195

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company:     Identive Group Inc.
             Carnegie Ave., Bldg. B  1900 
             US-CA 92705  Santa Ana
phone:       +1 949 553 4280
FAX:         +49 89 9595-5555
sector:      Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:        US45170X1063
indexes:     NASDAQ
stockmarkets: Nasdaq: New York, free trade: Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart,
             Düsseldorf, München, Open Market / Entry Standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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