Zwipe launches streamlining program

OSLO, NORWAY– 18 November 2019 – The Board of Directors of Zwipe AS has today resolved to approve management’s proposal for a streamlining program, enabled by the strategic collaboration agreement with Idemia. The program will focus the company’s activities, reduce staff and operational expenses, and enable underlying annual savings in excess of NOK 40 million.

The program is expected to be fully implemented in November 2019 and related one-off costs will be included in the Q4 results. The effects are expected to be realized from first quarter of 2020.

CEO André Løvestam comments: ”The product roadmap streamlining that we are now launching has been made possible thanks to the strategic collaboration with Idemia on a disruptive technology platform. We believe this innovation is a game changer and a catalyst for growth in the industry.

The new platform will integrate and simplify component design, drastically reducing costs of the product itself and the manufacturing process. As a result, a complete biometric payment card cost of below USD 10 is becoming realistic, providing an accelerated path to mass volumes while giving Zwipe a long-term cost leadership position.

Zwipe’s streamlined roadmap enables simplifying and focusing the company, while maintaining competent capacity to support our customers. In combination with the announced 90% guaranteed rights issue, we see a clear path toward commercializing our technology, with the required capital resources to get to that point.”

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For more information please contact:

André Løvestam, CEO, +47 930 44 040, info@zwipe.com

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Zwipe is pioneering the next generation contactless payments experience, providing biometric payment cards and wearables that enable consumers to authorize transactions with their fingerprints without compromising their privacy. Together with an ecosystem of partners including global brands within digital security and financial services, Zwipe is "Making Convenience Safe & Secure" for banks, merchants and consumers. Zwipe's solutions address the hygiene and data theft pitfalls inherent in traditional authentication methods. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence, Zwipe is leading the next great shift in payments from contactless to contact free. To learn more, visit www.zwipe.com

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