Amsterdam, December 10, 2015 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) today announces that one of its Board members, Arthur van der Poel, will leave the Board of Directors of the Company on December 31, 2015. Mr. van der Poel's current mandate, his third and last term, was to end at the next Annual General Meeting of Gemalto, on May 19 2016. With the full support of the Board, he has decided to leave in order to accept a new assignment.
Initially appointed as a Board member of Axalto in 2004, Arthur van der Poel has been instrumental in helping to achieve many key milestones of the Company, including its initial public offering (IPO) and the merger with Gemplus, which in 2006 created Gemalto, the world leader in digital security. His strong knowledge of the microelectronics and technology industries combined with his firm commitment to good corporate governance was highly valued by the Board. The Board is most grateful for the many contributions Mr. van der Poel has made during his nearly 12 year tenure on the Board.
The nomination of a new Board member to replace Mr. van der Poel will be proposed at the next Gemalto Annual General Meeting of shareholders, which will be held in May 2016. Mr. Philippe Alfroid has been nominated by the Board to replace Mr. van der Poel as Chairman of the Compensation Committee as of January 1, 2016.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in
digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.
Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.
Gemalto’s unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.
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