Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nov 18, 2008
- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been awarded the prize for the “best stock market performance” by the 2008 BFM Awards.
The jury, comprising the station's leading journalists, selected companies and managers nominated in five categories: Best family business, Entrepreneur of the year, the Jury's special prize, the BFM manager prize and the Best stock market performance. The Best stock market performance prize recognizes the best one-year performance among the companies forming the SBF120 index of Euronext, which regroups the 120 most important companies traded in Paris.
The results were announced on the 17th of November during a prestigious ceremony at the Théâtre Marigny in Paris, which was attended by 1,000 guests including major economic leaders and personalities in France.
Olivier Piou, Gemalto's CEO, commented: "Our stock market performance is a recognition by the financial community of the success of the merger that created Gemalto, and of the remarkable work of its employees. With solid fundamentals, results improving continuously and a very strong balance sheet, Gemalto provides citizens of the 21st century with secure and convenient solutions for convenience, security and privacy of Internet access, mobile communication, financial transactions and modern IT systems; smart cards, electronic passports, products and solutions that improve our daily life in a world that is becoming increasingly digital and wireless. I sincerely thank BFM and the jury for this prize which honors us."
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2007 annual revenues of over €1.6 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company's products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
For more information please visit www.gemalto.com.
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