Virginie Duperat-Vergne to join Gemalto as Company Chief Financial Officer Jacques Tierny to step down after 10 years

Amsterdam, September 28, 2017 at 07:00pm - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 -  GTO), leader in digital security today announces that after 10 years of dedicated and exemplary service, Jacques Tierny, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company, has decided to leave on December 31, 2017 to pursue other activities.

On October 16, 2017, Virginie Duperat-Vergne will join Gemalto to become Company CFO on January 1, 2018. Virginie Duperat-Vergne will undergo an induction program and a transition period with Jacques Tierny in order to get to know the Company deeper and be ready for her new assignment.

"Jacques has been a key contributor to Gemalto over the last 10 years, overseeing the development and the diversification of the Company. His remarkable expertise in Finance, his professionalism as well as his team spirit were instrumental during all these years of intense activity", said Philippe Vallee, CEO of Gemalto. "It has been a real honor and pleasure for me to contribute to the growth and the transformation of Gemalto over the last decade", said Jacques Tierny. Jacques will remain an active member of the Management team until the end of 2017, ensuring a smooth and successful transition with his successor.

Virginie Duperat-Vergne, 42, is a seasoned Finance executive and was Group Deputy Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at TechnipFMC. During the 7 years she spent there, she held various positions in the Group Finance team from Group Chief Accounting Officer to Group Controller and was deeply involved in the strategy development and overall execution of the recent Technip merger with FMC Technologies. She started her career in 1997 as an external auditor and spent more than 10 years at Arthur Andersen, then Ernst & Young (now EY) before joining Canal + Group as Compliance Officer for Accounting Standards.  Virginie holds a master's degree in management from Toulouse Business School. "Virginie brings an impressive experience to Gemalto. She will contribute significantly to the on-going transformation of the Company and the new challenges that come with it. I look forward to working with Virginie", said Philippe Vallée, CEO of Gemalto.

Gemalto is very happy to welcome Virginie as the future Company CFO. We warmly thank Jacques for his engagement, his integrity and all that he has done for Gemalto during his tenure as CFO and we wish him the very best for his new life.

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About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2016 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto's solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software - enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 15,000+ employees operate out of 112 offices, 43 personalization and data centers, and 30 research and software development centers located in 48 countries.

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