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Gemalto Surpasses Ten Million Milestone for e-Driver’s Licenses Delivered to India


Amsterdam - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that it has surpassed the ten million mark for electronic driver’s licenses and electronic registration certificates for vehicles delivered to India. The program is expected to be the world’s largest of its kind.

The e-Driver’s License incorporates a microprocessor that securely stores the driver’s data, protecting citizens against identity theft. In addition, it contains information on the driver’s history which is expected to contribute to a reduction in car accidents. Similarly, statutory data about the vehicle, its registration, its owner, vehicle insurance and pollution control certification is stored in the microprocessor embedded in the e-Registration Certificate card.

In addition to delivering digital security and convenience, implementing these e-documents provides considerable administrative efficiency and greater transparency for the authorities. With the country’s rapid growth, there is an increasing need for expansion of this solution to more states in India.

“We are proud to have reached this 10-million milestone in India,” commented Mr Tan Teck-Lee, President of Gemalto Asia. “India has at least 110 million drivers in a population of 1.15 billion people and we look forward to assisting the Indian authorities in the continued success of this process.”

Gemalto is also deploying Driver’s Licenses in Australia, El Salvador, Finland, Mexico, Norway and Sweden.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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