Gemplus International S.A and, the leading provider of solutions empowered by smart cards, announced today that the
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued an opinion in the Humetrix v. Gemplus appeal. The opinion
affirms the judgment of the Federal District Court in San Diego against Gemplus in the amount of 15 million dollars U.S., with
interest to be determined. The judgment of the District Court arose from an action filed in February of 1996, based on alleged
breach of contract and tortious interference with contract arising out of an alleged oral partnership to distribute smart cards
to the United States healthcare market.
The company is analyzing the court’s decision and is evaluating its alternatives for further proceedings.
GEMPLUS: the world’s number one provider of solutions empowered by Smart Cards (Gartner Dataquest 2001).
Gemplus helps its clients offer an exceptional range of portable, personalized solutions that bring security and convenience
to people’s lives. These include mobile internet access, inter-operable banking facilities, e-commerce and a wealth of other
Gemplus is the only completely dedicated, truly global player in the Smart Card industry, with the largest R&D team, unrivalled
experience, and an outstanding track record of technological innovation.
Gemplus trades its shares on Euronext Paris S.A. First Market and on the Nasdaq Stock Market(R) as GEMP in the form of
ADSs. Its revenue in 2000 was 1.205 billion Euros. It employs 7800 people in 37 countries throughout the world.