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Imprimerie Nationale : Already more than 10 million biometric passports produced for the past three years

Paris, October 18th 2012 – The Imprimerie Nationale, expert in secure ID solutions, data management, prints and digitized flows, announces today the production and the personalization of the 10th million French biometric passport.

The success of this industrial performance is due to the high quality level that allows producing and personalizing secure titles in less than three days. In 2012, the Imprimerie Nationale will produce over 3.2 million biometric passports that is a 10% increase compared to 2011.

Passports personalization was launched in the Imprimerie Nationale in April 2006. Since then, over 19 million electronic and biometric passports have been issued by the production unit based in Douai, certified O.I.V. (Vital Importance Operator).

Didier Trutt, CEO of the Imprimerie Nationale : « The production and personalization of the 10th million biometric passport in our Douai factory for the Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisés reinforces our reliable operator’s mission and our know-how in the personalization and the delivery of secure titles for the States.»

Bertrand Maréchaux, Préfet, Director of the Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisés : « Thanks to the Imprimerie Nationale, the ANTS has been able for the past three years, with the cooperation of City Halls, to deliver French citizens with passports including a high degree of security, which is a true protection of their identity. The issue of the 10th million passport is an opportunity to pay