Sagem Sécurité to provide voter registration system for the Republic of Guinea

Montrouge, April 17th, 2008

Following an international request for proposals, the Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office* has chosen Sagem Sécurité to supply voter registration kits for the Republic of Guinea (Guinea-Conakry), within the scope of the United Nations Development Program** and the project for the registration and revision of voter lists (PERLE).

Sagem Sécurité will supply 1,000 portable enrollment stations and an Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and the National Independent Electoral Commission. These systems will be used to register voters' biometric data in order to establish secure voter lists.

The system's ergonomic design and robustness, coupled with effective technology and ease of use, were the deciding factors in Guinea-Conakry's selection. The country called on an international specialist in biometrics, with recognized expertise in addressing issues involved in voter registration. With more than 100 systems deployed in over 60 countries, Sagem Sécurité has already handled the registration of more than 200 million people around the world.

Through this latest contract, Sagem Sécurité confirms its major role in the United Nations Development Program, and also strengthens its leadership in the region. Sagem Sécurité is the world leader in automatic fingerprint identification systems and large-scale biometric systems.

* IAPSO: the IAPSO (Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office) is the only entity certified to support all UN agencies in the purchase of goods and services.
**UNDP: United Nations Development Program

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Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. Among the leading European security systems companies, it is present in four main areas: biometric systems, where it is the worldwide leader in fingerprint-based biometrics; secure terminals for access control, payments and gaming; road safety equipment and smart cards.
Its products and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure transport safety, data and personal security and governmental defense capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.
For further information: www.sagem-securite.com, www.safran-group.com

Sagem Sécurité
Nathalie Jullien
Phone: +33 (0)1 58 11 89 62
Email : nathalie.jullien@sagem.com