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Gemplus Delivers Smart Identity Management System to Pfizer

Luxembourg and Horsham, Pennsylvania, November 8 (ots/PRNewswire)
- Gemplus Delivers its SafesITe Solution for Network Access
Control and  Digital Signatures
Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM)
(NASDAQ:GEMP), the world's leading provider of smart card solutions,
today  announces that Pfizer, Inc., the world's largest
research-based  pharmaceutical company is deploying its technology
for a smart badge identity  management system. The system is designed
to enable digital signatures, and  to secure employee access to
networks and facilities worldwide. To date  Gemplus has shipped over
100,000 smart cards to Pfizer. The deployment of  smart identity
badges is part of Pfizer's "Global Identity Services" (GIS)  program,
which upon completion will be used by its employees, contractors and
business partners all over the world.
Pfizer's GIS program seeks to build a globally aligned,
company-wide electronic identity management infrastructure that is
provisioned via an integrated smart badge. The objective of
implementing smart cards is to improve the overall level of
protection against intrusion, while enabling more efficient and
secure collaboration among employees and business partners using
digital signatures.
The Gemplus identity management solution, "SafesITe", allows
Pfizer to benefit from two-factor authentication, which combines the
traditional "something you know" (password or PIN), with "something
you have" (smart integrated badge), enabling greater security than
traditional username/passwords.
"Gemplus is extremely proud to work with Pfizer on this innovative
project, which demonstrates Pfizer's innovation in the pharmaceutical
industry to drive and set technology standards," said Dave Ludin,
Vice President of ID and Security for Gemplus North America. "Pfizer
stands among the top of a growing list of American enterprises that
are recognizing the intrinsic security, convenience, and provisioning
benefits of smart card-based identity management."
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 2004 was 865 million Euros.
For more information:
Carl Norell                       Niamh Mahon
    Gemplus                           Edelman
    Tel: +1-215-390-2899              Tel: +1-212-704-8256
    E-mail:   E-mail:
    Jane Strachey
    Tel: +33(0)676493593
(c)2005 Gemplus. All rights reserved. Gemplus, the Gemplus logo,
and SafesITe 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.


Carl Norell, Gemplus, Tel: +1-215-390-2899; Niamh Mahon, Edelman,
Tel: +1-212-704-8256; Jane Strachey, Gemplus, Tel: +33(0)676493593

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