Oberthur Card Systems Reports 2006 Q1 Sales

Smart card company reports best Q1 sales yet


For more information, visit www.oberthurcs.com Oberthur Card Systems Image 7 Investors / Press Contact: Caroline Simon-Phelip Tel : +33-1-53-70-74-65 Stephanie Cau Mail: caroline.simon@image7.fr Tel: +33-1-47-85-56-57 Mail: s.cau@oberthurcs.com Tiphaine Hecketsweiler Tel : +33-1-53-70-74-59 Mail: thecketsweiler@image7.fr Exhibit Breakdown of sales in MEUR by card type and geographical region (according to IFRS norms) MEUR Q1 2006 Q1 2005 Variations Variations 2006 / 2005 2006 / 2005 at constant at actual rates rates Microprocessor 74.8 77.1 -6.1% -3.0% cards Payment 24.7 31.7 -23.4% -21.8% Mobile 39.4 36.6 2.7% 7.7% Communications Identity & 10.6 8.9 18.9% 19.7% Security Other Cards 20.6 18.8 5.0% 9.6% Services & 26.4 22.2 14.0% 19.1% Solutions Total 121.9 118.1 -0.9% 3.1% MEUR Q1 2006 Q1 2005 Variations 2006 / 2005 at actual rates European Union 59.3 65.7 -9.7% MARS 19.7 22.5 -12.4% US Region 36.6 22.9 +59.2% Asia / Pacific 6.3 6.9 -10.2% Total 121.9 118.1 +3.1%

NB: To better serve its customers, Oberthur Card Systems has changed its regional organization: SEMEA -LA Region and Northern Europe Region perimeters have been modified to become European Union Region and MARS (Middle East, Africa, Russia, and South America) Region.

[1] At current exchange rates

[2] Middle East, Africa, Russia, South America

SOURCE Oberthur Card Systems

CONTACT: Oberthur Card Systems, Investors / Press Contact: Stephanie Cau, Mail: s.cau@oberthurcs.com; Image 7, Caroline Simon-Phelip, Tel : +33-1-53-70-74-65, Mail: caroline.simon@image7.fr, Tel: +33-1-47-85-56-57, Tiphaine Hecketsweiler, Tel : +33-1-53-70-74-59, Mail: thecketsweiler@image7.fr

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