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Gémenos, 4rd April 2000- every year for the past five years,
Gemplus has awarded its best partners during the Partners
Award ceremony at the Gemplus Executive Forum 2000. The
conference gathered 1150 participants including 250 members
of the Gemplus Partners Network.

Best Partner 1999

Gemplus exceptionally awarded two companies.

. NET 1 (Value Added Reseller VAR, South Africa) : NET 1's
vision is to provide universal multi-function smart card
payment instrument. The "Prosperity" Card allows multiple
applications such as salary, wage and pension payments,
purchases of goods and services, transportation, loyalty
prepaid utilities, telephony, healthcare.

. CyberMark (VAR, US) : CyberMark is a leading supplier of
smart applications for closed environments : universities,
campus, companies, stadium

Most Innovative Application 1999

This award was attributed to the TwinCard for physical and
logical access control. This application is the result of
two Gemplus' partners alliance : RSA Security (VAR, US) and

Best New Partner 1999

. IEM (Technology Partner, Switzerland) : IEM is an European
integrator for all parking and transportation systems, as
well as vending machines for newspapers.

. National Computer Systems NCS (Technology Partner,
Singapore) : NCS has recently joined the Gemplus Expert
Network. It has become Asia Pacific's n°1 partner in terms
of sales revenue.thanks to its NEW loyalty program.

Special Awards for the Best Long Term Partnership

. SIF Card (VAR, Argentina) : SIF is a Gemplus VAR since
1993. The group develops and sells smart card solutions in
the retail area (supermarkets, gasoline companies,
restaurants, or big brands such as YPF and Lancôme).

"Gemplus is the only company in the smart card market to
organise a Partner event. The Gemplus' Partner Network is
the largest network of smart card experts in the world. It
has grown fast whilst keeping its earliest members.

Through its expert network, Gemplus can provide its clients
with complete and customised solutions" says Yann Lazennec,
Partnership Development Director.

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