Morpho Chosen to Supply Chile’s New ID Documents

Paris, March 5, 2012

Morpho (Safran group) announced today that it has signed a 10-year contract with Chile's national records administration (Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificación) to produce e-ID cards and e-Passports under the country's new identification and ID and travel document issuance system.

The company will provide end-to-end secure ID management and document production based on its latest-generation identity management solution. Under the contract, Morpho will also supply enrollment stations for capturing biometric data (photos and fingerprints). For additional security, the ID cards and passport data pages will be manufactured in highly secure production sites, using polycarbonate, the most resistant material on the market today.

With its solid expertise in identity management, biometrics, smart cards and secure printing, Morpho is equipped to provide Chile with a world-class identification solution that meets the industry's most stringent standards.

"We are delighted to have been chosen to support the government of Chile in this major ID project", stated Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. "We are also proud as Chile is the first Latin American country to select polycarbonate ID documents supplied by Morpho. With our worldwide experience in large-scale biometric identity projects, strong regional presence and knowledge of the market, this project is set to be a success".

Morpho has been present in Latin America since 1995 and has deployed biometric and identity systems in 17 countries in the region to date.

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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.

Morpho (Safran Group)
Communications Department
11 boulevard Gallieni
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux

Nathalie Jullien
Tel: +33 1 58 11 89 62
Christelle Kinkead
Tél. +33 (0)1 58 11 87 44

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