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Otto Schily to join SAFE ID Solutions AG Supervisory Board

Munich, Germany – August 9th, 2006

SAFE ID Solutions AG, leading supplier of passport personalization solutions, announces today that Mr Otto Schily, member of the German Bundestag and former German Minister of the Interior,has joined the Supervisory board of the company. Otto Schily has been one of the driving forces behind the introduction of German ePassports in November 2005. His profound market know-how will prove beneficial to the envisaged international growth of SAFE ID Solutions AG.

Within a very short timeframe SAFE ID Solutions AG successfully managed to establish a wide-ranging product portfolio of automated and manual personalization systems as well as state-of-the-art production and process management software. SAFE ID has also impressed numerous customers world-wide with its technological competence and comprehensive understanding of market needs, especially with respect to security concepts. The company’s successful positioning was a central motivation factor for Mr Schily to join the supervisory board and help to convince governments world-wide of the necessity of secure travel documents.

'We are extremely pleased with Mr. Schily complementing our Supervisory Board. His indepth understanding of the security industry will play a crucial role in SAFE ID’s further growth as an international security solutions provider in the ID segment”, says Chief Executive Officer Karsten Neugebauer.

Mr Schily is currently member of the German Bundestag as well as the Committee for Foreign Affairs, a gremium that advises the German government in policy issues concerning national security and foreign affairs.

SAFE ID’s supervisory board is headed by Dr. Ulrich Schumacher, former CEO of Infineon Technologies, and holds, next to Otto Schily, two members of the Venture Capital firms Atlas Ventures and Wellington Partners as well as 2 business angels.

About SAFE ID Solutions AG

SAFE ID Solutions AG provides integrated security solutions to the global ID market to increase security and convenience in the issuance and personalization process. The company focuses on providing a personalization software solution and producing inkjetbased personalization systems to ensure the seamless introduction and management of new-generation ID documents – such as ePassports – based on RFID technology. SAFE ID has customer references with manual as well as fully automated personalization systems in more than 25 countries.

For more information, please visit SAFE ID’s website at
Martin Beyerlein; SAFE ID Solutions AG; Tel: +49 (0)89 45 22 25 88;
Fax: +49 (0)89 45 22 25 15; eMail:

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