Gazprom Neft upgrades loyalty and prepaid fuel cards with Gemalto Optelio PURE contactless solution

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Amsterdam, Aug. 31, 2016 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader
in digital security, has been chosen by Gazprom Neft to increase the security
and user convenience of their loyalty and prepaid fuel cards using the white
label EMV-based Gemalto Optelio PURE dual interface solution. Gazprom Neft is
one of the largest oil producers in Russia and CIS with more than 1,700 filling
stations. New contactless cards are accepted in GazProm Neft''s up-to-date
terminals supplied by Ingenico and are supported in GazProm Neft''s fleet card
processing solution supplied by OpenWay.

Gazprom Neft''s ''On our way/Going the same way'' loyalty and prepaid fuel cards
have successfully attracted more than 6.7 million members across 29 different
regions. The new cards have been deployed since early 2016 and enable Gazprom
Neft to leverage the optimized, banking-level security of the internationally
recognized EMV standard, reducing the risk of fraud. This future-proof, scalable
solution establishes a clear road map for the adoption of enhanced card
functionality, and the roll-out of further value-added benefits for their

The cards are fully compliant with the EMV standard for financial cards and are
used within Gazprom Neft''s private acceptance network, thus saving on fees
induced by traditional card schemes. Gazprom Neft retains complete control over
its own and proprietary deployment. In addition to core EMV benefits, the
introduction of contactless transactions delivers optimal speed and convenience
for the card holders.

"Embracing the EMV ecosystem and contactless technology provides Gazprom Neft
with a clear road map for future business development," said Philippe Cambriel,
President for Europe, Mediterranean and CIS at Gemalto. "The introduction of

contactless cards and terminals offers a significant step forward in speed,
convenience and durability. They have also laid the foundations for the adoption
of mobile payments and are now ideally placed to serve and support a fast-
emerging generation of smartphone-centric consumers."

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with 2015 annual revenues of ?3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries.
We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate
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Gemalto''s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise
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+1 512 257 3869 +33 4 42 36 45 40 +86 1059373046
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Latin America Middle East & Africa Asia Pacific
+55 11 5105 9220 +33 1 55 01 57 89 +65 6317 8266
ernesto.haikewitsch(at) kristel.teyras(at)

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Date: 08/31/2016 - 01:00
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