Sagem Sécurité to provide secure ID cards for Dutch government sites

Paris, January 9, 2009

Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) announced today that its subsidiary Sagem Identification has been selected by the Dutch government to provide security measures for the lower chamber and ministerial sites. Starting April 1, 2009, the company will gradually deliver a new identity card to government employees, allowing secure access to various government facilities in the Netherlands.

Sagem Sécurité is deploying an innovative, custom-designed security solution for this application, combining access control and identity checks at the entrance to ministerial facilities. This solution is designed to meet the overall security concerns of the Dutch government, which wants to facilitate civil servants' access to buildings, while also guaranteeing an excellent level of protection.

"We are both proud and honored to earn the trust of the Dutch government," said Anko Blokzijl, Chief Executive Officer of Sagem Identification. "This contract confirms the ability of Sagem Sécurité to deliver solutions that perfectly match the security needs of high-value sites."



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Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. One of the world's leading suppliers of identity systems, Sagem Sécurité focuses on applications including personal rights and flow management, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, secure terminals and smart cards. Its integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and states. Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.

Sagem Identification became a subsidiary of Sagem Sécurité on September 1, 2008.

Sagem Sécurité | Contacts Presse | Nathalie Jullien | Tel : +33 1 58 11 89 62 | nathalie.jullien@sagem.com | Caroline Coudert | Tel : + 33 1 58 11 19 47 | caroline.coudert@sagem.com