Suzanne Tong-Li appointed President of China to further reinforce Gemplus’s presence in the country

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Luxembourg, 24 August 2005, Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP), the world’s leading provider of smart card based solutions, today announces the appointment of Suzanne Tong-Li as President of Gemplus China, reporting to Martin McCourt, President of Gemplus Asia.

Suzanne Tong-Li has ten years experience in the smart card sector, including several years focused on Asian markets. Following five years in consulting, she joined Bull in 1995, where she held various positions in the design team and in business development for China and Asia Pacific. When this activity was acquired by Schlumberger, she took charge of business development for Indirect Channels. Prior to joining Gemplus, she was Axalto’s President for Japan and North Asia General Manager.

Suzanne Tong-Li, a native of Hangzhou in China, will be based in Beijing, where she is re-locating with her husband and two children.

Suzanne holds a PhD from Paris Sud University in Artificial Intelligence, was Visitor at the University of Berlin, Germany and holds a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from the Zhejiang University in China.

Gemplus entered the Chinese market at the end of 1994, and established its head office in Beijing. Since then, Gemplus has set up sales offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei and two joint ventures in Tianjin and Zhuhai.

About Gemplus
Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP) is the world's leading player in the smart card industry in both revenue and total shipments (source: Gartner-Dataquest (2005), Frost & Sullivan, Datamonitor). It has sold over 5 billion smart cards.

With security at its core, and 2400 patents and patent applications produced by its innovative R&D team, Gemplus delivers a wide range of portable, personalized solutions in areas including Identity, Mobile Telecommunications, Public Telephony, Banking, Retail, Transport, Healthcare, WLAN, Pay-TV, e-government, and access control.

Gemplus' revenue in 2004 was 865 million Euros.

For more information:
Remi Calvet
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications
Mobile tel: +33(0)622728158

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