U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology ranks Sagem Sécurité No. 1 in fingerprint-based authentification

Paris, May 25, 2010

Sagem Sécurité (Safran group), announced today that its fingerprint-based personal authentification technology was ranked No. 1 in the Proprietary Fingerprint Testing (PFT)* competition organized by the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), the global benchmark for the measurement of biometric algorithms.

Sagem Sécurité's powerful algorithms have once again earned recognition for their accuracy, following the FBI's selection of the company's fingerprint identification technology for their Next Generation Identification (NGI)** system, and the demonstration of Sagem Sécurité's technological leadership in the NIST's Evaluation of Latent Fingerprint Technologies: Extended Feature Sets (ELFT-EFS) test***.

"Our success in this ranking clearly reflects our constant focus on innovation," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. "In particular, this result is the fruit of combining the core technologies offered by Sagem Sécurité and Printrak, enabling us to confirm our technological leadership in all advanced fingerprint recognition applications. Through our broad product range, all customers benefit from the technological edge provided by Sagem Sécurité."

Sagem Sécurité has more than 35 years of experience in automated fingerprint recognition technologies, and continues to confirm its world leadership in this competitive market. Through its participation in NIST tests, Sagem Sécurité plays a major role in the development of biometric technologies, with a firm commitment to continued investment in R&D that generates benefits for all customers.

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http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/pft_2003.cfm
http://biometrics.nist.gov/cs_links/PFT/tables2f_040510.pdf

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About Sagem Sécurité
Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the Safran group. One of the world's leading suppliers of identity solutions, Sagem Sécurité focuses on applications including personal rights and flow management, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, secure terminals and smart cards. Its integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and states.

For more information: www.sagem-securite.com - www.safran-group.com

Caroline Coudert
Phone: + 33 (0)1 58 11 19 47
Email: caroline.coudert@sagem.com

Nathalie Jullien
Phone: +33 1 58 11 89 62
Email: nathalie.jullien@sagem.com