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March 23, 2005 02:07 ET

Axalto Achieves ISO 14001 Environment-friendly Certification in Nine Production Sites


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PARIS, EURONEXT SYMBOL: AXL
PARIS SYMBOL: AXAL

MARCH 23, 2005 - 02:07 ET

Axalto Achieves ISO 14001 Environment-friendly
Certification in Nine Production Sites

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands--(CCNMatthews - Mar 23, 2005) -

With the ISO 14001 Certification, Axalto Shows its Leadership and High
Commitment to Environment Protection and Sustainable Development

Axalto (EURONEXT:AXL)(EURONEXT:NL0000400653), the world's leading
provider of microprocessor cards, announced today it has received ISO
14001 certification in all of its production sites in Europe, Asia and
the United States.

The facilities of Barcelona, Fareham, Orleans, Pont-Audemer and Tours in
the Europe, Middle-East and Africa region, Hong-Kong, Shanghai and
Changsha in Asia region, and Owing Mills in the USA are all ISO 14001
certified.

"Axalto is deeply committed to health safety and environmental
protection, which we have shown by having our own Health Safety and
Environment management system in place for now well over ten years,"
said Eric Martinetti, Quality Security and HSE Manager at Axalto. "As a
company leading and setting the example in its industry, we felt it was
important to benchmark ourselves against an internationally recognized
environment management system and are proud that our nine industrial
sites are fully compliant with ISO 14001."

ISO 14001, developed by the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO), is a series of voluntary environment management
standards designed to enhance the protection of the environment, such as
improvement of waste management, reduction of water consumption and
energy control.

About Axalto

Axalto (EURONEXT:AXL)(EURONEXT:NL0000400653) is the world's leading
provider of microprocessor cards (Gartner Dataquest 2004) -- the key to
digital networks -- and a major supplier of point-of-sale terminals. Its
4500 employees come from 70 nationalities and serve customers in more
than 100 countries, with worldwide sales reaching 3 billion smart cards
to date. The company has 25 years' experience in smart card innovation
and leads its industry in security technology and open systems.

Axalto continuously creates new generations of products for use in a
variety of applications in the telecommunications, finance, retail,
transport, entertainment, healthcare, personal identification,
information technology and public sector markets. Microprocessor cards
provide convenience, security and privacy to public and private services
operators, their customers and end users.

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For more info, please visit www.axalto.com.

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