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Gemplus Wins Secure Card Deal

Gemplus delivered 3.7 million smart healthcare cards to Seguro Popular, one of the Mexican government's social security organizations T

LUXEMBOURG and MEXICO CITY -- Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP), a world leading provider of secure card solutions announces the delivery of 3.7 million smart healthcare cards to Seguro Popular, one of the Mexican government's social security organizations These cards will be at the front-end of a new country-wide e-healthcare program aimed at securely storing patient information, ensuring citizens get the correct healthcare benefits and reducing paper-based administration.

The new social security cards will be distributed to those covered by the Seguro Popular healthcare scheme. Each family in the program will be given a card for use by the whole household. When the cardholders visit their doctor, important patient information can be securely accessed and additional medical information can be added in real time. Seguro Popular benefits from fewer administration costs while reducing the possibility of benefit fraud.

The order came from Image Technology Mexico, the project integrator who developed the overall e-healthcare solution for Seguro Popular. Image Technology Mexico's CEO Gabriel Perez Krieb stated "Gemplus's strong position in secure healthcare solutions linked with their established presence in Mexico ensured their inclusion in the project".

"Secure cards provide benefits for patients, healthcare professionals and us at Seguro Popular by reducing costs, securing private data and providing our citizens with their healthcare rights", said Actuario (Actuary) Juan Antonio Fernandez Ortiz, Comisionado Nacional (National Commissioner) of Seguro Popular.

Gemplus SA (Nasdaq: GEMP)

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