Sygma Bank Polska Selects Oberthur Technologies for its DDA[1] EMV Migration and Personalisation

By Oberthur Technologies, PRNE
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NANTERRE, Paris, March 16, 2011 - Oberthur Technologies, the world's second largest provider of
security and identification solutions and services based on smart card
technologies, has been selected by Sygma Bank Polska, leader in the retail
bank field in Poland, to support the migration to DDA EMV cards and to
provide advanced personalisation services. The EMV migration is currently
taking place in Poland.

Oberthur Technologies is a long-term partner of Sygma Bank in
several countries. Thanks to its extensive experience with timely EMV
projects, Oberthur Technologies has been chosen to be the local partner in
Poland as well.

Oberthur Technologies provides a VISA and MasterCard certified
local service centre to personalise magnetic stripe, SDA[2], DDA, CDA[3] and
many other form factors card such as NFC-stickers and key fobs.

"We have chosen Oberthur Technologies. It was a rather obvious decision,
as LaSer Group and Sygma Bank, its consumer finance brand, have been
supported by Oberthur Technologies in other countries. Relying on this
successful collaboration, we expect positive results from this new
partnership in the demanding Polish market," said Jean Remy Martinez,
Regional Marketing Director at Sygma Bank Poland.

"The agreement demonstrates Oberthur Technologies' unique ability to
serve its customers locally thanks to it extensive network of over 30 service
centres, all equipped with our unique Common Personalisation System. This
expertise gives comfort to our customers and enables us to offer the highest
level of safety with an unrivalled business continuity thanks to sister sites
all over the world," added Eric Duforest, Managing Director Europe, Card
Systems Division at Oberthur Technologies.

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 904.6 million euros in 2009 and 6,160 employees
worldwide, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure
technologies. Innovation and excellence ensure Oberthur Technologies' strong
positioning in its main target markets: security and identification solutions
and services based on smart cards ; manufacture of traditional and electronic
secure identity documents; security printer specialized in the production of
banknotes, checks and numerous security documents; design and manufacture of
intelligent cash protection solutions for Cash In Transit and ATMs.

For more information:


[1] DDA : Dynamic Data Authentication

[2] SDA : Static Data Authentication

[3] CDA : Combined Data Authentication

PRESS CONTACTS: Corporate: Charlotte LAFONT-MACHIN, Telephone: +33-1-55-46-71-23, Email: c.lafont-machin at; Card Systems Division: Stephanie CAU, Telephone: +33-1-47-85-58-06, Email: s.cau at

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