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Angola's New Citizen ID Card Marks Major Achievement.

Government of Angola Launches Highly Secure ID Credential Based on LaserCard's Optical Security Media

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- LaserCard Corporation (NASDAQ:LCRD)(, a leading provider of secure ID solutions, joins other industry members in recognizing the Government of Angola's launch of its new citizen ID card. Issuance of the new optical security media-based credential began last week in Luanda and is scheduled to roll out to other provinces during October.

In launch ceremonies, officials of the Angolan Government highlighted the card as an essential component of the country's modernization process designed to enhance the provision of government services its citizens.

LaserCard is the provider of the innovative credential which includes optical security media. The secure, wallet-size ID cards, which store personal and biometric identification, will be issued to Angolan citizens nationwide. Used in large-scale national programs worldwide, the security of LaserCard's optical media-based credentials has never been compromised.

"Building a successful national ID program of this complexity is a significant undertaking requiring extraordinary coordination," said Robert DeVincenzi, president and chief executive officer at LaserCard. "We congratulate the Government and its team of technology partners on the achievement of this important milestone."

About LaserCard Corporation

LaserCard Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of secure ID solutions to governments and commercial clients worldwide. It develops, manufactures, and integrates LaserCard[R] optical memory cards, multi-technology cards, encoders, peripherals, smart and specialty cards, biometrics, and modular software. The Company's cards and systems are used in various applications, including citizen identification, border security, government service delivery and facility access.

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