MorphoTrak : A Merger of Leading Biometric Companies

Paris, April 8, 2009

Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) announces MorphoTrak, a U.S company which will offer world class biometric and identification management products and solutions to Federal, state and local governments, and commercial markets. MorphoTrak results from the union of Sagem Morpho, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sagem Sécurité, and Printrak, formerly the biometric business division of Motorola recently acquired by SAFRAN.

"We are creating a new company, based on world-class engineering, best of breed products and services and global expertise," explains Daniel Vassy, recently appointed as the new President and CEO of MorphoTrak. "The U.S. leads the world in biometric and ID management solutions, and we now have an organization that can provide the type of industry leadership needed in critical areas such as interoperability, standards, mobility, fusion, multimodal applications and non-biometric identity technologies."

"In this time of security challenges, we have been able to expand our business and build our global brand as a trusted security partner," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. "MorphoTrak will help Sagem Sécurité and the U.S. continue their global leadership in this field where a high level of international cooperation is critical to ensuring security needs are met."

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Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) is a high-technology company. One of the world's leading suppliers of identity solutions, 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. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.

Press Contact :

MorphoTrak | Eve Fillon | 703-797-2666 | eve.fillon@morpho.com

SAFRAN | Caroline Coudert | +33 (0)1 58 11 19 47 | caroline.coudert@safran.fr