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The Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) reclassifies Gemalto to Technology - Software sector


Amsterdam - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that the Industry Classification Benchmark (“ICB”) recently changed its classification for the Company from the “Industrials - Electronic equipment” sector to the “Technology - Software” sector. This change took effect on March 18, 2013.

The Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) is a global reference system categorizing over 70,000 companies and 75,000 securities worldwide, enabling the comparison of companies across four levels of classification and national boundaries. The ICB system is supported by a data source for global sector analysis, which is maintained by FTSE International Limited.

This reclassification reflects the value Gemalto brings to customers in close to 200 countries. The company develops the secure software that runs on trusted devices, and manages these devices, the confidential data they contain and the services they make possible, throughout their life cycle. It also sells and services secure service-hosting software platforms for its customers. Gemalto embedded software and products, platforms and services provide strong authentication, protect transactions, and manage identities and credentials to bring the trust to digital interactions in an increasingly connected world.

Olivier Piou, CEO of Gemalto commented: “We appreciate and welcome ICB’s choice to reclassify Gemalto to the Technology – Software category. It evidences our company transformation and expertise. We are positioned at the heart of the digital and wireless worlds, enabling our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals.”

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2012 annual revenues of €2.2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 83 offices and 13 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable. Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals.

Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.

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