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Gemplus Delivers Indonesia's First Advanced Security EMV Credit Cards to Bank Buana

Luxemburg and Indonesia (ots/PRNewswire)

Gemplus International
S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP), a world leading
provider of secure card-based solutions, today announced it has
delivered Indonesia's first advanced security EMV Dynamic Data
Authentication (DDA) cards to Bank Buana, one of Indonesian leading
commercial banks. The implementation of the DDA EMV cards is in line
with Bank Indonesia's recommendation to banks to migrate to chip
based EMV cards in 2006. Bank Buana plans to migrate its entire
credit card base to the DDA EMV cards from this year.
"Gemplus' experience in EMV technology and deep understanding of
Bank Buana's unique needs were key considerations in our decision to
work with them," said Mr Aw Tee Woo, Managing Director, Bank Buana.
"The banking industry is highly competitive and we are always seeking
innovative and reliable partners who can provide us with the right
tools to help us stay ahead of the industry in a cost effective
manner. In addition to being a secure purchasing medium that supports
both on- and off-line transactions, the DDA cards from Gemplus will
also enable us to provide value-added services such as loyalty
programs to our customers in future."
Dynamic Data Authentication credit cards provide the most advanced
security available for securing payment transactions today. They
offer a sophisticated authentication scheme whereby unique
transaction signatures are generated by the cryptographic processor
on the card for each individual transaction. As each signature is
computed based on random data provided by the point-of-sale terminal,
this makes them difficult to duplicate, thus offering a significantly
higher level of security than the more commonly used Static Data
Authentication (SDA) cards which use a single static card signature
for every transaction made with the card. DDA cards also offer
off-line transaction processing capabilities, which will help Bank
Buana reduce its network communications costs.
"As the leading provider of secure platforms for banking
transaction in South East Asia, Gemplus is delighted to support Bank
Buana with our products and expertise. With both R & D and
manufacturing in the region, Gemplus is ideally placed to support EMV
migration in Indonesia," commented Dr. Martin McCourt, President for
Gemplus Asia Pacific.
About Bank Buana
Bank Buana was established in 1956 and has evolved into a
respectable commercial bank that caters primarily to trade finance
and lending activities to small and medium-sized trading businesses.
Since United Overseas Bank acquired a majority stake in 2005, Bank
Buana has begun expanding its share in consumer banking by leveraging
on its wide network and extensive experience in commercial banking.
Bank Buana offers a variety of products and services to meet
consumer banking customers' needs, including savings accounts, time
deposits, housing loans, car loans and credit cards.
Bank Buana has assets of Rp 15.9 trillion and achieved a
pre-tax profit of Rp 456 billion in 2005.
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 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.
www.gemplus.com
For more information:
    Janet LOH
    Gemplus Technologies Asia
    Tel: +65-6317-3333
    Fax: +65-6873-7971
    Email: janet.loh-tk@gemplus.com
    Deden PURNAMAHADI
    Indo Pacific
    Tel: +62-21-781-2436
    Fax: +62-21-781-2423
    Email: deden@indopacificpr.co.id
    HO Sin Huay
    Edelman
    Tel: +65-6347-2329
    Fax: +65-6733-5550
    Email: sinhuay.ho@edelman.com
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contained in this release include, but are not limited to: trends in
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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
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and maintain strategic relationships in our major businesses; our
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occurrence of anticipated results.

Contact:

Janet LOH, Gemplus Technologies Asia, Tel: +65-6317-3333, Fax:
+65-6873-7971, Email: janet.loh-tk@gemplus.com. Deden PURNAMAHADI,
Indo Pacific, Tel: +62-21-781-2436, Fax: +62-21-781-2423, Email:
deden@indopacificpr.co.id. HO Sin Huay, Edelman, Tel: +65-6347-2329
Fax: +65-6733-5550, Email: sinhuay.ho@edelman.com

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