Morpho acquires Dictao

Paris, August 29, 2014

Morpho (Safran) today finalized the acquisition of Dictao, the leading publisher of software solutions for security and digital trust. Based in France, Dictao has 100 employees and offers innovative solutions for strong authentication, secure online transactions and secure archiving, for both public and private sector customers worldwide.

The acquisition of Dictao reflects Morpho's development strategy and confirms its leadership in the security market. The two companies' digital identity businesses are highly complementary, from ID document management to use. Morpho will now be able to offer an even more extensive range of highly secure solutions to both governments and private sector companies (banks, insurance firms, manufacturers, etc.). These synergies will also foster excellent growth potential, especially in international markets because of Morpho's global presence.

"Dictao is a trusted partner, working with us for many years as a supplier of digital security products for large-scale ID programs," said Philippe Petitcolin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. "This acquisition clearly reflects our commitment to covering all aspects of digital identity, allowing us to guarantee more secure and convenient authentication for all online transactions."

Jacques Pantin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dictao, added: "By joining Morpho we will amplify the technical excellence and innovative mindset that have driven our success for more than a decade. We now have the resources needed to support our international development strategy. The highly complementary nature of our businesses will enable us to offer customers complete, integrated security and authentication solutions, tailored to the needs of the new digital economy."

About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho's unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho's solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world.
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About Dictao
Dictao is the leading publisher of software solutions for security and digital trust. Our software platform guarantees the security of digital transactions, and gives users confidence thanks to reliable proof.  The platform provides three core functions: strong authentication of users, transaction security (digital signature), and data integrity (digital vault and traceability). Dictao is the only software editor whose product range is tailored to meet high performance levels, is proven in diverse contexts and is certified at the EAL3+ level of the international Common Criteria standards by the FNISA (French Networks and Information Security Agency).
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