MorphoIDent receives design award

Paris, September 28, 2011

Morpho (Safran group) is proud to announce that MorphoIDent, its latest handheld mobile identification device, has received a prestigious "Janus de l'Industrie" 2011 award from the Institut Français du Design (French Institute of Design) for its modern, compact, easy-to-use design. Held annually under the patronage of the French Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry, the Janus awards for Industry honor products designed to provide clear user benefits.

Launched earlier this year, MorphoIDent is a cutting-edge device providing real-time, on-the-spot identification based on Morpho's world-class fingerprint recognition technology. In addition to its modern design and glossy finish, it boasts new features such as intuitive pictograms, folder management, vibration alert and an easy-to-use keypad. MorphoIDent is well-suited for use by public safety agents and officers in the field and has already been rolled out in the United States following successful field testing.

Commenting on this achievement, Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho, said: "We are proud to have received another Janus award which recognizes the continuous efforts of our design experts". "Morpho works tirelessly to develop innovative products that provide the best possible user experience".

The "Janus de l'Industrie" was created in 1953 by the French Institute for Design. Its jury
is made up of experts from a wide range of fields including industry, design, architecture, sustainable development and communications.

For more information visit the French Institute of Design website: www.institutfrancaisdudesign.com.

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About Morpho

Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.

For more information : www.morpho.com www.safran-group.com

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