Smart Identity PLC
LSE : SIDP

June 15, 2009 03:00 ET

Appointment of New Director

                                                                                                   15/06/09
                                                      
                                             SMART IDENTITY PLC
                                     ("Smart Identity" or "the Company")
                                                      
                                         APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTOR

Smart  Identity  PLC,  the  PLUS-quoted North West based innovative software company,  today  announces  the
appointment of David Nicholls to the Board as a Managing Director with immediate effect.

Nicholls joins Smart ID from the global software giant, Novell, where he held the position of Sales director
for  Australia  and  New Zealand.  With over nineteen years experience in the IT industry,  Nicholls  has  a
strong  track  record  in working with the channel to bring new solutions to market.   Talented  at  closing
enterprise  deals.  Nicholls  has  previously  delivered  a  huge  USD40  million  NHS  deal  for  strategic
infrastructure solutions.

David Nicholls has held the following directorships during the past five years:

   PRESENT                                      PREVIOUS
   Smart Identity plc                           Novell Pty Ltd                                                

Having held both commercial and government sales roles, Nicholls is well placed to oversee Smart ID's
growth.  He commented: "Focussing on its core business solutions of Single Sign On and Unified
Communications, Smart Identity will grow through bringing innovative and valuable solutions to Health,
Government and Commercial sectors through its growing network of channel partners."

Nicholls continued: "After two years of solid performance, Smart ID is poised to leverage its investment in
people, solutions and market understanding.  I am looking forward to guiding the company as it develops to
reach its full potential."

Further to the above, Scott Fletcher, will now hold a position of a non-exec chairman. Scott Fletcher
commented:  "Dave is a great addition to the senior management team and having worked with him when he was
at Novell I am confident he will deliver on our plans over the coming years."

David Nicholls holds 250,000 shares, representing 2% of the entire issued share capital of the Company.

Following this appointment the Directors' total shareholding increases to 2,252,500, which represent 18%  of
the issued share capital of the Company.

The Directors of the issuer accept responsibility for this announcement.

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Enquiries:

SMART IDENTITY PLC                                Tel: 016 1227 1000
Scott Fletcher, Chairman

RIVINGTON STREET CORPORATE FINANCE                Tel: 020 7562 3389
Monisha Varadan               Eran Zucker
Monisha@rs-cf.com             Eran@rs-cf.com

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