Morpho and SELEX Elsag sign partnership framework agreement for cooperation in road enforcement and safety

Le Bourget, June 22, 2011

At the 2011 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, in the context of a wider relationship between Safran and Finmeccanica, Morpho (Safran group) and SELEX Elsag (Finmeccanica Group) today signed a "Partnership Framework Agreement" for development of commercial and industrial operations in the field of "Road Enforcement and Safety" equipment which could lead to a Joint Venture.

The Parties wish to join their resources to address the fast-growing market of Road Enforcement and Safety, taking advantage of the complementary nature of their products and technologies in the fields of vehicle identification, speed measurement and red light violation.

"This partnership with SELEX Elsag is a unique opportunity to leverage the technologies of two major industry players" said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. "We are convinced that the outcome will be integrated solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of the road safety and enforcement market".

"This agreement represents a significant step forward in our cooperation to meet the emerging needs of the converging Law Enforcement and Road Safety markets" commented Paolo Aielli, SELEX Elsag CEO. "SELEX Elsag is a global leader in the first sector while Morpho represents a worldwide centre of excellence in the second. This partnership will provide major opportunities to exploit our complementary technologies and market synergies".

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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.

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

About SELEX Elsag
SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company, was formed on 1 June 2011 following the merger of SELEX Communications and ELSAG Datamat. SELEX Elsag is a leader in the design and development of hi-tech systems, solutions and services for Information & Communication Technology, security, automation, professional and defense telecommunications, logistics and mobility, avionics. Headquartered in Italy and with operations in UK, USA, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Romania, SELEX Elsag employs more than 7,400 people worldwide.

For more information: www.selexelsag.com

Morpho
Nathalie Jullien
Tel +33 (0)1 58 11 89 62
nathalie.jullien@morpho.com

SELEX Elsag
Flavia Negretti
Responsible for Press Office
Tel +39 06 91852974
flavia.negretti@selexelsag.com