UAE Ministry of the Interior and Sagem Sécurité sign partnership agreement

Paris, July 10, 2009

Services Privatization Group, a company owned by the Ministry of the Interior of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Sagem Sécurité (Safran group) today announced the signature of a strategic partnership agreement in the security market.

Sagem Sécurité and the UAE Ministry of the Interior will jointly develop services concerning road safety, as well as advanced systems for multibiometric identification, registration of citizens, issuance of identity documents and automated border control solutions.

Major General Nasser Al Nouaimi, Chairman of Services Privatization Group, said: "The Ministry of the Interior, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, is pleased to have signed this milestone agreement with a renowned international group, paving the way for similar Private Public Partnership initiatives in the future."

"Thanks to our tailored, innovative and durable safety solutions, Sagem Sécurité has already formed a long-term partnership with the Abu Dhabi Police," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. "This new partnership continues a fruitful relationship with the Ministry of the Interior, initiated back in 1992. We are proud to take it to a higher level, confirming our solid local commitment to the United Arab Emirates."

Sagem Sécurité is a major technology leader in its businesses. This latest agreement consolidates the company's leadership in advanced security solutions and its strong long-term commitment to improving security for individuals, businesses and governments.

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