Oberthur Technologies Receives MasterCard and VISA Certifications for Mexico City Service Center

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Oberthur Technologies, the world's second largest smart card provider, received both MasterCard® and VISA® magstripe and chip card certifications for its new service center located in Mexico City, Mexico. The newly-certified facility can personalize up to 20 million secure payment cards, SIM cards and ID cards per year. "The new service center in Mexico City expands Oberthur Technologies' reach into Latin America's rapidly growing EMV market," says Martin Ferenczi, Managing Director of the Americas Region of the Card Systems Division at Oberthur Technologies. "Oberthur Technologies localized services combined with our global expertise in EMV is able to fulfill the needs of our customers in this critical market." Oberthur Technologies continues to increase its worldwide presence with more than 50 sales offices and a network of more than 30 service centers on 5 continents. This worldwide network uses the same tools to support a global approach to assist international financial institutions and to offer Disaster Recovery Capability. Over 1 million financial cards are issued everyday by Oberthur Technologies. About Oberthur Technologies With sales of 882 million Euros in 2008, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and high quality services ensure Oberthur Technologies' strong positioning in its main target markets:
--  Card Systems: The world's second largest provider of security and
    identification based on smart card technology and associated services for
    mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence markets.
--  Identity: Leading international supplier for the manufacture and
    personalization of secure identity documents such as passport, identity
    card, driving license or health care card -- traditional and electronic --
    and associated services for both governmental and corporate markets.
--  Security printing: World's third largest private security printer
    specialized in high security for the production of banknotes, checks and
    other fiduciary documents in more than fifty countries.
--  Cash protection: World leader in the emerging market of intelligent
    systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.
    
Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents. Website: www.oberthur.com North and South America Press Contact: Leana Benson Hersch Phone: +1 310 868 1318 Email: l.hersch@oberthur.com Corporate Press Contact: Matthew Stroud Phone: +33 1 47 85 58 06 Email: m.stroud@oberthur.com