Morpho’s Detection Business Announces Senior Leadership Change

Dennis Cooke leaves Morpho Detection after Six-plus Years as CEO,
Succeeded by Brad Buswell, Former VP, Global Strategy

Newark, Calif. – July 26, 2011 – Morpho Detection, Inc., the detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced its president and CEO of the last six-plus years is leaving the business and is succeeded by Brad Buswell, former vice president of global strategy. Dennis Cooke is moving to Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management company. The change is effective today.

Appointment of Buswell as president and CEO leverages his extensive experience to position Morpho Detection for continued growth in the homeland security space.
Buswell is an accomplished strategist with a solid background in driving growth, strategic business development and legislative affairs. He has a track record of success in working with the U.S. government, including the legislative and executive branches. His most recent prior assignment was Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He joined Morpho Detection in July, 2010.

Cooke was appointed president of GE Security Homeland Protection, now Morpho Detection, Inc., in January, 2005.

"Brad Buswell's unique combination of government and business experience along with leadership skill makes him the clear choice to lead Morpho Detection to continued and further success." said Jay Cohen, chairman of the board, Morpho Detection, Inc. "The board and I have complete confidence in Brad's ability to continue and enhance Morpho Detection's track record of homeland security leadership. At the same time, we are appreciative of Dennis' strong leadership, which will be missed."

"Morpho Detection represents an important and strategic part of Morpho and Safran growth plans and I am completely confident in Brad Buswell's ability to oversee its continued integration into Safran's plans for security industry leadership," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, chairman and CEO, Morpho. "Morpho Detection is positioned for growth and Brad's experience in government and business makes him uniquely qualified for this new role."

In his previous DHS role, Buswell led a 1,200 person staff in the development and implementation of Science and Technology Directorate strategy, organization, human capital and business processes, including responsibility for research programs with an annual budget of more than $800 million. Prior to DHS, he held various leadership roles in the U.S. Navy, including executive assistant to the Chief of Naval Research, Office of Naval Research. He also worked as manager, government relations for GE.

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About Morpho Detection, Inc.
Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, a business of the Safran group (PAR: SAF), is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Following Safran Group's 2009 acquisition of GE Security's GE Homeland Protection, Inc. business, Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography (CT), Raman Spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™ technology), X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. With industry-leading products such as the Itemiser® DX trace detection system, the CTX line of explosive detection systems (EDS), and the StreetLab® Mobile hand-held chemical and biological substance identification unit, Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property in some of the most important and sensitive world locations.

Steve Hill

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