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Giesecke & Devrient’s CloudPay Solution Integrates Visa Token Service for Issuer Wallets

19/04/2016 Munich

Munich, April 19, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announced today the integration of its Convego® CloudPay solution with Visa Token Service (VTS). G&D’s Convego® CloudPay solution provides provisioning and life-cycle management services for payment applications on HCE (Host Card Emulation) enabled mobile devices. The relationship with Visa allows G&D to request and provide payment tokens from VTS to Visa issuers’ HCE mobile wallets.

Back on the Path to Success: Giesecke & Devrient Breaks Through the 2-Billion Euro Revenue Mark for the First Time

12/04/2016 Munich

Munich, April 12, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) was back on the road to success in fiscal 2015, surpassing the two-billion euro sales mark for the first time in the company’s history. Overall, the G&D Group achieved strong growth of 9.7 percent last year, far exceeding its own expectations. All three business units – Banknote, Mobile Security, and Government Solutions – contributed to this growth. Not including the 2014 provision for restructuring costs, the EBIT operating result increased by around 40 million euros to almost 102 million euros. G&D has overcome the decline in earnings it experienced in previous years.

Giesecke & Devrient Showcases Digital Banking Portfolio at Money20/20 Europe

01/04/2016 Munich

Munich, April 1, 2016 – At the Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will showcase its Digital Banking Services including Convego® Hub and CloudPay, its consumer-centric services such as instant issuance, its mobile application platform Convego® AppWorld, and its digital identity services.

Giesecke & Devrient and Telefonica Digital Jointly Present SIM Based Interface for eSIM Management

03/03/2016 Munich

Munich, March 3, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient and Telefónica present a joint technology solution, integrating the functionalities of the LPA (Local Profile Assistant) into the secure environment of the SIM card. The solution is based on the existing Smart Card Web Server (SCWS) specification issued by the SIMAlliance.

eSIM technology by Giesecke & Devrient supports Vodafone’s implementation of eSIM specification

02/03/2016 Munich

Munich, March 2, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has delivered the embedded SIM (eSIM) management solution for Vodafone Group’s first implementation of the industry-agreed Remote SIM Provisioning specification.

Giesecke & Devrient and Telefónica to offer eSIM Management for Consumer Devices

23/02/2016 Munich and Barcelona

Munich and Barcelona, February 23, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) teamed up with Telefónica at the 2016 Mobile World Congress, which took place from February 22 to 25 in Barcelona, to introduce a solution for eSIM management in the consumer sector. A demonstration at the stand showed a Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch being integrated into an existing mobile communications contract using a smartphone. The user connects the smartwatch with his mobile via the Bluetooth interface, then scans a QR code. The additional device is then added to the existing data contract and immediately networked. The eSIM management solution is based on AirOn from G&D and enables the embedded SIM (eSIM) integrated in the smartwatch to be configured 'over the air'. Telefónica, building on AirOn from G&D, will launch the first commercial pilot project in April, offering the solution in several o2 shops. The offer will then include additional devices.

Giesecke & Devrient Leading Provider for End-to-End Solutions for Smart Wearables

23/02/2016 Munich

Munich, February 23, 2016 – Having delivered the payment technology for smart wristbands, such as the Chinese smart band ‘JiePay’, or smart watches, such as the ‘Swatch Bellamy’, and the connectivity for the ‘Samsung Gear S2’, G&D has established itself as one of the leading players in the market for smart wearables.

Giesecke& Devrient’s CloudPay Solution to Offer MasterCard Tokens for Issuer Wallets

23/02/2016 Barcelona

Barcelona, February 23, 2016 – As digital payments become more prevalent in every corner of the globe, MasterCard continues to work with its partners to create a more connected and secure commerce ecosystem. Today at Mobile World Congress, MasterCard and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announced a partnership that will combine the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) with G&D’s Convego® CloudPay solution, enabling issuers to work directly with G&D to implement industry-standard tokenization technology for their issuer HCE wallets. This provides consumers with access to digital payments provided directly by their card issuers. A leading mobile payment provider, G&D becomes the first third-party company to offer MDES tokenization services to issuing banks.

Giesecke & Devrient First Provider to Be Certified for MIFARE® DESFIRE EV1

19/02/2016 Munich

Munich, February 19, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been certified by NXP Semiconductors for MIFARE DESFire® EV1. This certification completes the product certification for MIFARE Classic® and MIFARE4Mobile Version 2 which G&D received in 2015. G&D’s SIM platform SkySIM CX® Hercules now offers the entire MIFARE® suite, thus enabling secure remote provisioning and management of MIFARE®-based services for mobile network operators, trusted services managers and service providers.

Giesecke & Devrient Becomes GSMA "Mobile Connect Technology Vendor”

19/02/2016 Munich

Munich, February 19, 2016 - G&D has been accredited to be a "Mobile Connect Technology Vendor" for its LicentioID solution by the GSMA. Designation as a "Mobile Connect Technology Vendor" confirms that a supplier is compliant with major elements of the GSMA's Mobile Connect solution. G&D’s end-to-end solution LicentioID covers both the service backend and the Mobile Device and SIM based applet.

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