Robert Eckel Appointed CEO of MorphoTrust USA, Inc.

Paris, August 17, 2011

Morpho (Safran group) today announced that Robert Eckel will serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MorphoTrust USA, Inc. MorphoTrust was formed in July 2011 from the acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions by Safran.

As CEO of MorphoTrust, Mr. Eckel will lead the former L-1 Biometric, Secure Credentialing and Enrollment Services businesses in the United States (U.S.). He will manage these businesses under a Proxy Board pursuant to an agreement developed with the U.S. government. MorphoTrust is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.

"Robert Eckel has a proven track record of success in secure credentialing and his leadership is increasingly recognized across the identity management industry," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Morpho. "We have every confidence Robert will guide MorphoTrust to continued success."

Mr. Eckel previously served as President of the Secure Credentialing Division of L-1 Identity Systems. He joined L-1 in August 2008 as part of the acquisition of Digimarc, where he served as President of Digimarc's Identity System business since August of 2005. Prior to joining Digimarc, he served as Vice President and General Manager, Air Traffic Management Systems, for Raytheon Company. Mr. Eckel holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MSEE from the University of California, Los Angeles.


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.
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