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DGAP-News: Identive Group Inc.: Multicard to Supply Secure IT Kits under German Federal Government's Electronic ID Program

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30.06.2010 12:15

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Total agreement valued at over 4.4 million EUR

Villingen-Schwenningen, June 30, 2010 - Multicard GmbH, a business unit of
Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE, FSE: INV), an identity management
systems integrator and solutions provider, announced today that its
proposal for the design and supply for 317,050 Secure IT kits, has been
selected under the new electronic identification program managed by
Germany's Federal Ministry of the Interior ('Bundesministerium des

Multicard developed the concept for the Secure IT Kits, and as the primary
contractor / integrator shall be responsible for the coordination and
planning of the issuance of the IT kits to users. In the future, Multicard
is also planning new applications and solutions utilizing the new
electronic ID card ('neuer Personalausweis' or nPA), including programs for
passengers of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, customers of the public
services of Muenster, and citizens of the City of Muenster.

The distribution of the security kits to citizens will take place from
November 2010 through December 2011.

Under Germany's new eID program, citizens will be issued electronic ID
cards that can be used for a variety of transactions and applications, from
proving their identities online to purchasing goods securely via the
Internet, downloading music, confirming age or place of birth, filing
insurance claims, and communicating with local or federal authorities and

By making the Secure IT kit available without charge to its citizens, the

Federal Government aims to encourage the use of the electronic ID cards. It
is also expected that a wide user-base of cards will promote the
development of new applications and methods to standardize the use of the
eID cards in eGovernment, eBusiness and online legal transactions.

Multicard - together with its partners and its Identive Group sister
company RFID / contactless smart card reader supplier SCM Microsystems -
developed innovative concepts combining card readers with customized
applications for the new nPA cards.

The German IT Security Kits
The IT Security Kits for German citizens include a secure contactless smart
card reader, software to enable eGovernment applications, informational
material and additional components individually compiled by each officially
named supplier.

About Multicard
Multicard AG is a worldwide supplier of card solutions for secure
identification programs with in-house capabilities for credential issuance,
personalization and fulfillment services for the consumer, government and
corporate customers. Multicard offers ID systems management and engineering
services as well as full implementation and program management. Multicard
is also a provider of enrollment and accreditation solutions using data
capture equipment for enrollment of ePassport and other government ID and
corporate ID applications.
Multicard is a business unit of Identive Group, Inc., a leading provider of
products, services and solutions for the security, identification and RFID
industries. For additional information, visit and

Fabien B. Nestmann
+41 44 783 8043

30.06.2010 12:15 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Medienarchiv

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Company: Identive Group Inc.
1900 Carnegie Ave. Bldg. B
CA 92705 Santa Ana
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
Phone: +49 89 9595-5000
Fax: +49 89 9595-5555
E-mail: ir(at)
ISIN: US45170X1063
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, Hamburg, Stuttgart

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