Connectria Provides IT Infrastructure Management For Gemplus

ST. LOUIS, MO (July 10, 2002) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide 24/7 management of Gemplus' (Nasdaq: GEMP) North American IT Infrastructure including Oracle, HP-UX, Cisco, and Checkpoint technologies. Gemplus will leverage Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, as well as its expertise in IT infrastructure technologies from Oracle, HP, Cisco, and Checkpoint.

Mike O'Hara, Gemplus IS Operations Manager for North America said "Connectria's account management techniques, and business focused requirement analysis has been essential to Gemplus achieving its internal goals of Lean Manufacturing, Cost Benefit decision making for IT infrastructure, and on-site personnel deployment. Connectria maintains a high degree of expert engineers who are positioned to respond 24x7 to our production environment and Gemplus continues to utilize Connectria to provide Network Engineering expertise and to monitor and manage our UNIX and Oracle systems"

About Gemplus International S.A.
Gemplus International S.A. (Nasdaq: GEMP) is the world's leading company in the smart card industry in both revenue and total shipments. It has the largest R&D team, unrivalled experience, and an outstanding track record of technological innovation. Gemplus offers an exceptional range of portable, personalized solutions that bring security and convenience to people's lives. These include Mobile Telecommunications, Public Telephony, Banking, Retail, Transport, Identity, Pay-TV, e-government, access control, and a wealth of other applications.

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations. http://www.connectria.com

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