SOURCE: ImageWare Systems, Inc.

ImageWare Systems, Inc.

September 10, 2012 08:30 ET

ImageWare Systems Elects Charles Crocker to its Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader in multimodal biometric security solutions, has elected Charles Crocker to its board of directors effective September 6, 2012.

Mr. Crocker comes to ImageWare as chairman and CEO of Crocker Capital, a private investment firm with particular interest in early stage companies. Prior to his work at Crocker Capital, he served as chairman of the board and CEO of BEI Technologies, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed, diversified technology company which he founded. BEI was sold in October 2005 to global conglomerate Schneider Electric.

He also serves as a director of two public companies -- Franklin Resources, Inc. and Teledyne Technologies, Inc. -- and is a director for various private companies. Mr. Crocker received his B.S. degree from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

"Charlie's proven experience leading and advising numerous successful public technology companies over his expansive career is highly valuable to our company," said Jim Miller, ImageWare Systems chairman and CEO. "He was drawn to our industry-best patent portfolio in multimodal biometrics and we look forward to leveraging his experience as we advance our strategic direction to become the standard for biometric identity management."

Crocker commented: "ImageWare is an early pioneer in multimodal biometrics -- an industry that has received recent attention as businesses look to secure information in the cloud. In addition, society's increasing mobility is a key driver, with smartphones equipped with tools that may require the security of biometrics. I believe ImageWare is well-positioned to benefit from these secular trends and I look forward to working closely with Jim and the executive suite to help monetize their IP portfolio in a number of markets."

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) is a leading developer of identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare's biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare's identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials, including national IDs, passports, driver's licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare's digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint livescan and investigative capabilities. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Ontario. For more information on ImageWare Systems, visit www.iwsinc.com.

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