Oberthur Technologies Receives SESAMES Innovation Award at CARTES and Identifcation 2009

November 17, 2009

PARIS, November 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Oberthur Technologies the
world’s second largest provider of smart cards and the number one provider of
contactless cards received a prestigious SESAMES Award for Smart Lumiere, the
first light-emitting payment card.

Every year as part of the CARTES trade show, the SESAMES awards are given
to the best new technological innovations and applications in the fields of
smart cards, identification, digital security, secure transactions and
contactless technology.

Nominated in both the Loyalty and Hardware category, Smart Lumiere is a
translucent dual interface EMV payment that card flashes to inform the
cardholder that a transaction is processing. Available in both dual
contactless-EMV or pure contactless configuration, Smart Lumiere emits light
when it is entered in the field of a contactless reader to inform the
cardholder that the contactless payment card is in the field of the reader.

For the card issuer, Smart Lumiere offers major applications in the
payment, loyalty, prepaid and transport markets. The color and sequence of
the light sources, like the design of the card itself, is decided by the
issuer, while the versatility of either pure or dual EMV-contactless
configurations enables Smart Lumiere to be deployed in major geographic
markets at any level of contactless migration.

Smart Lumiere offers cardholders a unique form factor that will become a
preferential payment device. More importantly, the Smart Lumiere card
provides a visual indication to the cardholder that their contactless payment
card has been activated by the field of the reader. The visual indication
given by the light contributes to reinforce trust in contactless as a secure,
convenient and rapid way to pay.

Smart Lumiere is demonstrated by Oberthur Technologies at the CARTES and
Identification trade show held on November 17th – 19th, 2009 in Hall 3, stand
3G001 at the Paris-Nord Exhibition Center in Villepinte (France).

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 882 million Euros in 2008, Oberthur Technologies is a world
leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and high quality
services ensure Oberthur Technologies’ strong positioning in its main target

    - Card Systems: The world's second largest provider of security
      and identification based on smart card technology and associated
      services for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence

    - Identity: Leading international supplier for the manufacture and
      personalization of secure identity documents such as passport, identity
      card, driving license or health care card - traditional and electronic
      - and associated services for both governmental and corporate markets.

    - Security printing: World's third largest private security printer
      specialized in high security for the production of banknotes, checks
      and other fiduciary documents in more than fifty countries.

    - Cash protection: World leader in the emerging market of
      intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial
and commercial presence across all five continents.

Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company (societe
anonyme) registered in France with its registered office at 50 quai Michelet
92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur Technologies S.A.’s corporate
registration number is 340 709 534 R.C.S. Paris.

Website: http://www.oberthur.com

SOURCE Oberthur Technologies

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