Morpho chosen to modernize Malaysia’s ID document system

Paris, June 21, 2010

Morpho (Safran group) has signed a contract with the Malaysian National Registration Department to supply its brand-new Morpho Civis™ identity management system. Designed to ensure the secure issuance of multi-application ID cards, this latest-generation biometric system will replace the government's current system, already supplied by the company in 1997.

Morpho Civis™ is a state-of-the-art software-based solution used to register citizens (fingerprints, photo and personal data), and reliably authenticate citizens' identities when they access the various online services offered by the government (e-government). Incorporating the latest biometric algorithms developed by Morpho, this new Morpho Civis™ version will further improve the speed and accuracy of the current system, while also increasing the capacity of its database (up to 30 million records).

"The Malaysian government is a recognized pioneer in biometric and e-government solutions," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Morpho. "After working with us for more than a dozen years, the government has once again placed their trust in Morpho. We are very honored by Malaysia's selection of our Morpho Civis™ system, which will guarantee top-flight security for the issuance of Malaysian citizens' ID documents."

Morpho will deliver a turnkey solution for Malaysia, with a central facility in Putrajaya, and more than 200 fully equipped offices around the country. Through this latest contract, Morpho confirms its leadership position in Malaysia for identity management and e-government access solutions.

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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.

On May 27th 2010, Sagem Sécurité was renamed Morpho.

For more information: www.morpho.com - www.safran-group.com

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

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