OSLO, NORWAY- 14 May 2019 - The Annual General Meeting in Zwipe was held today. Enclosed are the Minutes of Meeting from the Annual General Meeting.
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Inkript’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are certified by Visa and Mastercard for EMV cards production. The company caters for customers across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, and has shipped over 70 million smartcards in 2018, making it one of the largest card manufacturers in the region.
Speaking of this partnership, Hisham Itani, Chairman and CEO of Resource Group said “we are pleased to launch our partnership with Zwipe to cater to the growing demand of secure banking cards in the region. Biometric payment cards add a valuable layer for secure payments and banks are keen to have this innovative product. He added “Our partnership with Zwipe, a proven technology leader in this emerging market, is introducing a cutting-edge biometric solution to financial institutions in the region and we are happy to be among the first movers.”
Zwipe and Inkript will collaborate technically and commercially to bring biometric payment cards to market. Several banks have expressed interest to pilot the offering, with the first pilots expected to launch before the end of 2019.
Commenting on this important partnership, André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe said “we are excited to partner with Inkript to introduce and deploy our technology with their customers. Based on the positive feedback from the successful pilots in the region, we are confident that the market is primed for growth.”
Inkript is a digital security solutions provider catering to governments, telecom operators and financial institutions in the MEA region. The company’s growth is driven by an extensive R&D and continuous investments in emerging technologies. Inkript is distinguished by its state-of-the-art factories, technology competence centers, customized integrated solutions and international certifications covering processes, quality and security.
Media Contact for Inkript: Ghina Ramadan, +9611412000 ext. 2931, email@example.com
OSLO, NORWAY – 29 APRIL 2019 – Zwipe's CEO André Løvestam presented at two different investor events last week in Stockholm, Sweden. Please see the presentation that was held at RedEye at the link here which is in Norwegian/Swedish. Please see the presentation that was held at PROHearings at the link here. The PROHearings presentation is in English.
To view the presentation deck see the link here.
OSLO, NORWAY- 23 April 2019 - The board of directors of Zwipe AS (the “Company”) calls for the annual general meeting to be held at the premises of Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS at Filipstad Brygge 1, 0252 Oslo, Norway on 14 May 2019 at 13:00 CET. Please find enclosed the notice of the annual general meeting. The notice and the Company’s annual report for 2018 is available on the Company’s website www.zwipe.com.
Notice of attendance, in person or by proxy, shall be given no later than 13 May 2019 at 16:00 CET. Shareholders are encouraged to register this electronically through the company’s website www.zwipe.com. Alternatively, the attached form may be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or regular post to DNB Bank ASA, Verdipapirservice, NO-0021 Oslo.
“Throughout the first quarter, we have continued to execute on our Generation NxT program, focusing on technological and supply chain advancements and cost reductions, making sure we have a competitive offering available as the industry is moving forward towards making biometric payment cards an offering to paying consumers. We have also made progress in ongoing pilots and continuously gained valuable feedback, enabling us to develop our products’ performance and functionality to even better meet the needs of the marketplace. We remain dedicated to ensuring continuous organizational improvements, which will be a vital differentiating factor as we move towards the large-scale, commercial adoption of biometric payment technology.
A strong and diverse partner ecosystem will also be increasingly important going forward. We see a trend that stakeholders across the value chain are branching out to multiple partners to reduce dependency on single partners or technologies, and we expect banks, payment networks and card manufacturers alike to secure at least dual-sourcing of their solutions for continuity of supply and general risk mitigation.
The feedback we have received and the experiences we have gained as supplier of inlays to the absolute majority of battery-less contactless biometric payment cards pilots to date, as well as the improvements we have achieved in both improving performance and reducing manufacturing cost for our Generation NxT-based inlay, which is our solution for the certification process and the anticipated subsequent roll-out of commercial biometric payment cards, make us confident that we remain well-placed to be a leading supplier of inlays in this phase.
Throughout the first quarter, we continued to strengthen our market position by building new important strategic partnerships, supporting our long-term ambition of catering to the unique needs of different regions.
The scale and scope of the opportunity we face is continually confirmed with increasing interest from stakeholders globally and we remain confident in Zwipe’s strong position in the biometric payment card value chain as we continue on our mission of making convenience secure.”
OSLO, NORWAY – 16 APRIL 2019 – Biometric technology company Zwipe announces a proprietary JavaCard operating system (OS) solution compatible with multiple global payment network applets. The solution is integrated with Zwipe’s biometric engine and is relevant for biometric payment cards, wearables and other ultra-low power payment and biometric applications.
In the biometric payment card marketplace, the primary operating systems in use are Multos and Java. Speaking on the JavaCard OS solutions development, André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe, said “With this announcement, Zwipe is uniquely positioned to be able to offer products that address both Multos and Java, further broadening the company’s scope in meeting various customer preferences and needs in the biometric payment card marketplace” adding “several of our already announced partners will use our JavaCard enabled biometric payment solution and we have received interest from multiple other card manufacturers to integrate it into their payment card offerings”.
Zwipe’s biometric payment platform features the company’s biometric engine and power management systems located on a flexible inlay which is integrated inside a traditional payment card by card manufacturing partners. This platform is seamlessly integrated with JavaCard OS and multiple payment applets found on the card’s secure element.
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SAO BERNANDO DO CAMPO, BRAZIL – 9 APRIL 2019 – Biometric technology company Zwipe and Thomas Greg & Sons do Brasil (TGS), reference in Technology Solutions, Services of Identification and Printing of Security Documents in Brazil and in the world, one of the largest card manufacturers in Latin America with 55 million cards produced in 2018, have agreed to co-develop and launch biometric payment cards.
Commenting on this strategically important development President of Thomas Greg & Sons do Brasil, Hernani Finazzi said “We are excited to partner with Zwipe and leverage their industry leading expertise and intellectual property to be a first mover in Brasil with a product we believe has a strong value proposition to our customers, some of the region’s most established and fasted growing issuers.”
TGS intends to utilize Zwipe’s technology platform in bringing their biometric payment cards and other associated solutions to market. Development has begun with integration of the TGS payment card platform with Zwipe’s proprietary biometric technology with the first joint products planned for release in 2019. The two companies also confirmed that there are multiple banks in Brazil who have already engaged in serious dialogues to trial the solution.
Speaking on this important partnership André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe said “ We are proud to partner with a leading and innovative first mover like TGS and looking forward to collaborating on new opportunities in Latin America and beyond.”
About Thomas Greg & Sons do Brasil
The group Thomas Greg & Sons established in Brazil in 2000 to serve the Brazilian security printing market. In its almost 20 years of operation, the company has consolidated as one of the largest companies in the segments of Security Prints, Solutions, Smart Cards, Identification Systems and Traceability. Currently, the group is present in thirteen countries, with more than 10,000 employees. In Brazil, it has a branch in eleven states providing the national driver's license, identity card with automated biometric identification system, vehicle ownership document, traceability stamps, diplomas, electoral system, smart cards, among others.
To learn more, visit www.thomasgreg.com.br
Media Contact for Thomas Greg & Sons do Brasil: Hernani Finazzi, CEO, +55 11 2666.8821, email@example.com
OSLO, NORWAY - APRIL 5, 2019 - Zwipe CEO, André Løvestam, presented at the Goode Intelligence Biometric Summit yesterday at Rise New York. He shared Zwipe's views on how biometric payment cards and biometric enabled wearable devices will help further expand the prevalence of contactless payments. There was strong emphasis on customer and user experience by many of the different participants, representing a wide range of biometric modalities from iris to fingerprint recognition. What was clear at the summit is that the marketplace is open and there is definitely an appetite for biometric solutions, across verticals, because they are becoming ubiquitous in people's daily lives.
The common message is the importance of simplicity and security, confirming the value of Zwipe's mission; "making convenience secure".
See the presentation here Zwipe Goode Intelligence Summit Presentation
OSLO, NORWAY - 4 April 2019: Reference is made to the notice sent on 12 March 2019 for extraordinary general meeting on 11 April 2019 at 13:00 CET.
After issuance of the notice, the board have received a request from two shareholders for additional items to be included in the agenda for the extraordinary general meeting.
Enclosed you will find an addendum to the notice of the extraordinary general meeting relating to the shareholders request as applicable to their shareholder rights, which relates to:
As stated on the notice sent 12. March; notice of attendance, in person or by proxy, shall be given no later than 10 April 2019 at 16:00 CET. Shareholders are encouraged to register this electronically through the company’s website www.zwipe.com or through VPS Investor Services (where pin code and reference number is not needed). Alternatively, the attached form may be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or regular post to DNB Bank ASA, Verdipapirservice, NO-0021 Oslo.
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OSLO, NORWAY – 02 APRIL 2019 – Biometric technology company Zwipe and TAG Systems Group, a leading European card manufacturer announced a partnership to launch a commercial biometric payment card offering that will include a secure at-home enrolment solution.
TAG Systems is the primary card manufacturing partner for a large number of financial institutions based in Northern Europe and is a leading provider of a multitude of products for the major European based challenger banks that have seen rapid growth in the last 18 months.
Commenting on this major development in the growing biometric payment card marketplace Jon Neeraas, CEO of TAG Systems, said “we are excited to launch this partnership with Zwipe leveraging their expertise and intellectual property in this emerging product vertical” adding “we work with some of the world’s largest and fastest growing challenger banks and see their capability to launch new products in high volume, we believe financial institutions can embrace this biometric payment card technology and successfully scale up.”
TAG Systems’ subsidiaries throughout Europe including TagNitecrest in the UK, will support the commercialization of the solution by integrating Zwipe’s proprietary biometric technology platform by utilizing their expertise in card manufacturing, personalization and fulfillment services.
Speaking on this partnership André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe, said “TAG Systems is one of most prominent card manufacturers in the Nordics and a first mover and leading supplier to European challenger banks. I am confident that this collaboration will further strengthen Zwipe’s position in the growing biometric payment marketplace.”
About TAG Systems
TAG Systems is evolving the way the payment industry moves, by seamless supply of ready-ade payment cards throughout all European countries. Our fast-growing company with more than 300 employees in Andorra, Spain, Poland, UK and Norway make sure we deliver high quality products and services to financial institutions.
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