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 October 21, 2016

Stamford Connecticut, USA – October 21, 2016 – Today American Banknote Corporation announced that it has consolidated its regional brands under the single global brand of American Banknote Corporation or ABCorp to more seamlessly present the broader global organization, its products and solutions capabilities.

In announcing the new branding Mr. William (Bill) Brown CEO of American Banknote Corporation stated “ABCorp is the parent company to more than a dozen operating entities around the globe with innovative products and solutions. It is critical that our customers are aware of the many ways in which we can help their business and that we make products and solutions developed in one region available to all of our customers globally.”

Mr. Brown went on to say “for the past 220+ years ABCorp has been at the center of nearly every major innovation in the secure access, credentials and payments sectors – paper, plastic or digital; physical or mobile, there is nobody in the world with more experience. In a digital world where aesthetic and utility take priority, we ensure that the word secure is quietly woven into the discussion.”

About ABCorp: Pioneered the concept of secure transactions in 1795 when it assisted the newly formed United States and Bank of the United States to produce counterfeit-resistant currency. Over the past 220+ years ABCorp has produced products and solutions for countless governments, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Products and solutions include passports, national IDs, driver’s licenses, vital records, stock and bond certificates, checks, payment cards, processing systems, inventory management, B2B, B2C, document solutions including customer journey enhancement and payment solutions, among others.

For more information:

Steve Andrinos
Global Co-Head of Sales
American Banknote Corporation
Steve.Andrinos@ABCorp.com

Jean-Philippe Ruault
SVP Financial Products
American Banknote Corporation
JP.Ruault@ABCorp.com



 June 15, 2016

The identification card was designed and manufactured for the Illinois Medical Cannabis ID Program

Fort Lee, New Jersey – June 15, 2016 – ABnote, a leading global card manufacturer and provider of financial and secure credentialing solutions announced today that ABnote was honored with an Élan Award at this year’s International Card Manufacturer’s Association EXPO.

The First Finalist for Manufacturing Excellence Award in the category of ID and Access Control Cards recognizes ABnote’s design and execution of the Illinois Medical Cannabis ID Card, which was manufactured for Creative Information Technology, Incorporated. The winning card was designed, engineered, and produced by ABnote’s design and production team in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Award was presented at the 19th Annual ICMA Élan Awards Ceremony, held on Tuesday, April 6th, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, during the 26th Annual ICMA EXPO.

Jorge Ojeda, ABnote’s Creative Director, explained, "This project involved the participation of four state departments - Agriculture, Financial and Professional Regulation, Public Health, and Law Enforcement. The card incorporates security features to avoid tampering and counterfeiting and also incorporates a holographic overlay. Our team created and presented an original design that met a challenging collection of aesthetic and functional requirements with final approval granted upon first review by our customer."

About ABnote:  American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”) pioneered secure credential solutions, with its counterfeit-resistant currency back in 1795 and today continues to provide clients around the globe peace-of-mind with innovative secure credentials including payment, access and identification solutions. ABnote is a world leader in providing secure payment, identity, access and retail cards, vital record and transaction documents, systems and services to clients within the financial, government and commercial markets. No company in history matches ABnote’s reputation for providing and protecting critical documents, sensitive information and state-of-the art solutions. Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, ABnote has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Germany, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

About Élan Awards: In the global arena of world-class cards, the ICMA Élan Awards for Card Manufacturing Excellence celebrates the pinnacle of design innovation, security, and technical achievements in the industry by leading manufacturers from around the globe. Winners of this prestigious competition tap the power of industry recognition and promotional opportunity.

About ICMA: Based in Princeton Junction, NJ, ICMA is a non‐profit association of card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and related industry participants. With more than 240 members globally, ICMA acts as a resource for industry issues, including the production, technology, application, security and environmental issues of cards.

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For more information:

Brian O'Donnell

brian.odonnell@abcorp.com



 January 4, 2016

ABnote and MeaWallet solutions enhance customer’s current credit/debit card portfolios by providing simple paths forward for EMV mobile payments.

FORT LEE, NJ and SANDVIKA, NORWAY ― January 4, 2016 ― American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”), a pioneer in secure payment and identification solutions, and MeaWallet, a leading provider of cloud-based payment services, announced today the expansion of their previously-disclosed strategic partnership into Mexico, Central America and South America. On August 10, 2015, the two companies had announced that, in order to deliver open loop mobile wallet solutions to ABnote customers, MeaWallet’s cloud-based mobile payment platform would be fully integrated into ABnote’s Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) payments platform, providing financial issuers with a simple and cost-effective path to EMV-based payments.  With the integration now fully implemented, and joint market opportunities and customer projects identified in Mexico, Central America and South America, ABnote and MeaWallet have broadened their alliance to include exclusive distribution rights to ABnote for the region.

The MeaWallet platform will provide an advanced interface layer for ABnote’s wallet solutions that allows customers the ability to enable payment services as well as other services like loyalty, coupons and more in a mobile wallet.  The partnership provides existing and new customers the ability to add branded mobile wallets and cloud-based digital mobile payment cards to their portfolio of card products. The open loop mobile cards will initially support MasterCard and Visa cloud based mobile payment schemes. This means that mobile cards issued using the solution will be accepted for contactless and remote payments at merchants around the world that accepts these schemes.

“The ABnote partnership with MeaWallet means that our customers will have a faster route to mobile payments, using new innovative products such as customer branded mobile wallets.” said John Ekers, Global CIO at ABnote. “In particular, we see the exclusive cooperation now established between our two companies for Mexico, Central America and South America as an important part of our strategy to meet an increasing demand for mobile payment solutions from large players in the region.”

The digital mobile payment cards are using tokenization with cloud-based security and Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology. The end-users just tap their smartphone at the merchant NFC-enabled POS-terminal to complete the payment. The service will work at all merchants that accept MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave transactions.

“We are proud to expand our partnership with an innovative technology and services provider like ABnote,” said Lars Sandtorv, CEO at MeaWallet. “We have been monitoring opportunities in Mexico, Central America and South America for some time, and see this region as an important growth market for our solutions. This exclusive distribution agreement enables us to reach more customers and deliver larger projects in the region”.

More information

Marketing@ABCorp.com

Lars Sandtorv, CEO of MeaWallet, +47 909 55 111, lars.sandtorv@meawallet.com

 

About ABnote
American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”) pioneered security solutions, with its counterfeit-resistant currency back in 1795 and today continues to provide customers around the globe peace-of-mind with innovative secure payment and identification solutions. ABnote is a world leader in providing secure ID, visa, vital record and transaction documents, systems and services to government and financial institutions, and is one of the largest producers of plastic transaction cards in the world. No company in history matches ABnote’s reputation for providing and protecting critical documents, sensitive information and state-of-the art solutions. Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, ABnote has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Germany, Dubai and South Africa. To learn what innovation ABnote can deliver to you, please visit www.abnote.com.

About MeaWallet

MeaWallet is a leading technology provider of a mobile wallet platform and business components, enabling secure contactless and remote mobile payment services to banks and retailers. In addition to providing the cloud-based digitization platform supporting tokenization and wallet application services, MeaWallet is a centre of excellence, with deep industry knowledge and experience within the fields of contactless payment, access, and cloud-based and mobile security. For more information, please visit www.meawallet.com



 October 24, 2015

ABnote unveils advancements in secure payment and card technology, mobile wallet solutions and unique card manufacturing options never offered before -- all built on ABnote’s historical foundation of Security, Innovation & Integrity

 

FORT LEE, N.J. ― October 24, 2015 ― American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”), a pioneer in secure payment and identification solutions for more than 220 years, will showcase an array of innovative card issuer solutions at this year’s Money 20/20, the largest global trade show focused on payments and financial services innovation. Each ABnote solution enables financial card issuers to offer convenient, secure and personal banking services, some never offered before, to their customers around the globe.

“The payment industry is changing more rapidly than ever,” said Keith Goldstein, CEO of ABnote North America. “Businesses must be just as fast and just as mobile as their customers without sacrificing security. ABnote offers both digital and traditional solutions that reflect the latest advancements in secure payment and card technology, mobile wallet solutions and unique card manufacturing options.”

Among the ABnote solutions being showcased at Money 20/20 are:

Instant Issuance Solution - Delivered through ABnote’s Custom Card System (CCS) division, instant issuance enables card issuers to offer high quality and secure magstripe and EMV cards on-the-spot as a standalone service, or in conjunction with centrally based issuance.
Open Loop Mobile Wallet Solution – ABnote and MeaWallet, leading providers of cloud-based payment services, have formed a strategic partnership to deliver open loop mobile wallet solutions to card issuers worldwide. MeaWallet’s cloud-based mobile payment platform is now fully integrated into ABnote’s Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) payments platform and can provide a simple path to EMV-based payments.
Complete Mobile Wallet Solution for Android Phones – ABnote has transformed how their card issuers reach their Android customers with the addition of secure payment to PassWallet™, a personal data security Android app that safely and securely stores and manages users’ most sensitive information, including credit cards, bank accounts, ID documents, travel and event tickets, loyalty and gift cards and coupons.
flexifoilTM Solution – A first-of-its-kind manufacturing process that applies vibrant, reflective foil design accents to both static and variable information, such as the card holder’s name and account number, on payment and stored value cards.

 

“Security, innovation and integrity are the themes for our Money 20/20 solutions,” said Goldstein. “Founded when Paul Revere himself helped establish banknote engraving, ABnote continually brings that revolutionary spirit to our customers. For more than 220 years, we’ve watched other companies rise and fall, while ABnote remains strong, secure and innovative.”

ABnote is located at booth #1514 at Money 20/20, which takes place October 24-28 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. 

About ABnote
American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”) pioneered security solutions, with its counterfeit-resistant currency back in 1795 and today continues to provide clients around the globe peace-of-mind with innovative secure payment and identification solutions. ABnote is a world leader in providing secure payment, identity and retail cards, vital record and transaction documents, systems and services to clients within the financial, government and commercial markets. No company in history matches ABnote’s reputation for providing and protecting critical documents, sensitive information and state-of-the art solutions. Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, ABnote has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Germany, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To learn what innovation ABnote can deliver to you, please visit www.abnote.com.

 

Contact:
Marketing@ABCorp.com



 October 24, 2015

ABnote’s flexifoil™ offers card issuers high-speed, flexible solution to customize and enhance card designs with eye-catching foil graphics.

FORT LEE, N.J. ― October 24, 2015 ― American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”), a pioneer in secure payment and identification solutions, today announced the introduction of its new flexifoil™ range of unique design features .  This exclusive new solution applies vibrant, reflective foil design accents to both static and variable information, such as the card holder’s name and account number, on payment and gift cards. ABnote is the first North American card issuance provider to include flexifoilTM in their personalization process.

In addition to its value as a card personalization option, flexifoilTM also offers a more cost effective alternative to traditional foil-stamping by removing the time and cost of origination. During the ABnote card personalization process, the card issuer simply selects one of the many eye-catching foil accents available. From there, ABnote’s flexifoilTM solution quickly applies the selected font and foil to each card, adding a burst of color and reflectivity to both the card design and the card user’s individual number and name on the card. Because no tooling is required, prototypes and changes to the design are easy, quick and affordable.

“flexifoil™ is the latest example of ABnote’s commitment to, and endless pursuit of, cost effective card design innovation,” said Keith Goldstein, CEO of ABnote North America.  “We are continually identifying the best up-and-coming solutions, such as flexifoil™, and incorporating them into our already-proven solutions for manufacturing, personalizing and distributing secure payment and gift cards.”

About ABnote
American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”) pioneered security solutions, with its counterfeit-resistant currency back in 1795 and today continues to provide clients around the globe peace-of-mind with innovative secure payment and identification solutions. ABnote is a world leader in providing secure payment, identity and retail cards, vital record and transaction documents, systems and services to clients within the financial, government and commercial markets. No company in history matches ABnote’s reputation for providing and protecting critical documents, sensitive information and state-of-the art solutions. Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, ABnote has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Germany, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To learn what innovation ABnote can deliver to you, please visit www.abnote.com.

 

Contact:
Marketing@ABCorp.com



 September 25, 2015
ABnote, a pioneer in secure payment and identification solutions, recognized for “Excellence in Supply of Secure Documents, Services and Solutions”

 

FORT LEE, NJ ― September 25, 2015 ― American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”), a pioneer in secure payment and identification solutions, was awarded the top honor for “Excellence in Supply of Secure Documents, Services and Solutions” by Corporate LiveWire, an international news resource for business professionals in the corporate finance sector.  Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 FinTech Awards Guide was published September 23rd in the United Kingdom and showcases businesses that have proven themselves to be particularly exemplary in the FinTech (financial/technology) business sector.

ABnote was selected as a winner based on its ability to provide innovative service in the supply of secure payment and identifications solutions in the Fintech sector.  ABnote is a world leader in providing secure payment and retail cards, visa, vital record and transaction documents, systems and services to government and financial institutions. 

“ABnote is honored to be recognized for our innovation and determination in providing customers around the globe with peace-of-mind with secure payment and identification solutions,” said Steven Singer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABnote. “As we move forward with the U.S. EMV migration, we are ready to share our secure and already successful international EMV solutions with our U.S. customers.”

The Corporate LiveWire 2015 FinTech Awards represent the pinnacle of business achievement, championing the best in their respective fields. Over the last twelve months, Corporate LiveWire closely monitored the rapid growth of the Fintech sector and nominated businesses based on their business achievements, innovation and vision.

“Every year the competition becomes more difficult, and each year attracts more high-level attention,” said Jake Powers, Awards Director of the 2015 FinTech Award Winners Guide.  “It is really exciting to be involved in a project that is generating so much interest.”

The 2015 FinTech Awards Guide guide including a full list of the winners can be found at http://www.corporatelivewire.com/Awards/FinTech/flipviewerxpress.html

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About ABnote
American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”) pioneered security solutions, with its counterfeit-resistant currency back in 1795 and today continues to provide customers around the globe peace-of-mind with innovative secure payment and identification solutions. ABnote is a world leader in providing secure payment and retail cards, visa, vital record and transaction documents, systems and services to government and financial institutions, and is one of the largest producers of plastic transaction cards in the world. No company in history matches ABnote’s reputation for providing and protecting critical documents, sensitive information and state-of-the art solutions. Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, ABnote has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Germany, Dubai and South Africa. To learn what innovation ABnote can deliver to you, please visit www.abnote.com.

 

About Corporate LiveWire

Corporate LiveWire provides business professionals and individuals in the corporate finance sector with information on the latest news and developments from around the globe. The resource offers regular up to date content on an array of subject areas such as corporate transactions, international markets, business strategy and changes in legislation. A wide range of companies and global experts are involved in analyzing the issues which are timely and relevant in today's world.  Corporate LiveWire also incorporates a unique deal section looking at transactions happening around the world every day. Companies involved in mergers, acquisitions, IPO’s, MBO’s and raising finance are explored in detail. A range of transactions are covered from small local mergers to headline cross border acquisitions. The section also reflects on the effect these deals will have on the sector and the wider corporate economy.

With daily updates, leading affiliations and a team of journalists exploring every region, we aim to be the number one resource for news and developments across the corporate and business community.

For more information, please visit http://www.corporatelivewire.com

 

Contact:
Michelle Bryson

Tipping Point Communications

+1 (585) 360-7158



 August 11, 2015

ABnote and MeaWallet solutions enhance customers’ current credit/debit card portfolios by providing simple paths forward for EMV mobile payments.

FORT LEE, NJ August 11, 2015 ― American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”), a pioneer in secure payment and identification solutions, and MeaWallet, a leading provider of cloud-based payment services, have formed a strategic partnership to deliver open loop mobile wallet solutions to ABnote customers worldwide.  MeaWallet’s cloud-based mobile payment platform is now fully integrated into ABnote’s Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) payments platform and can provide a simple path to EMV-based payments. 

The MeaWallet platform will provide an advanced interface layer for ABnote’s wallet solutions that allows customers the ability to enable payment services as well as other services like loyalty, coupons and more in a mobile wallet.  The partnership provides existing and new customers the ability to add branded mobile wallets and cloud-based digital mobile payment cards to their portfolio of card products. The open loop mobile cards will initially support MasterCard® and Visa® cloud based mobile payment schemes. This means that mobile cards issued using the solution will be accepted for contactless and remote payments at merchants around the world that accepts these schemes.

“ABnote’s partnership with MeaWallet means that our customers will have a faster route to mobile payments, using new innovative products such as customer-branded mobile wallets,” said John Ekers, Global CIO at ABnote. “We look forward to enabling many new and interesting mobile payment projects together with our customers around the world.”

The digital mobile payment cards are using tokenization with cloud-based security and Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology. The end-users just tap their smartphone at the merchant NFC-enabled POS-terminal to complete the payment. The service will work at all merchants that accept MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave transactions.

“We are proud to partner with an innovative technology and services provider like ABnote,” said Lars Sandtorv, CEO at MeaWallet. “We look forward to supporting them in the enabling of new, secure and attractive mobile services. As the growing card market now goes mobile, this partnership is strategically important for MeaWallet, enabling us to offer our solutions to new customer segments.”

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About ABnote
American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”) pioneered security solutions, with its counterfeit-resistant currency back in 1795 and today continues to provide customers around the globe peace-of-mind with innovative secure payment and identification solutions. ABnote is a world leader in providing secure ID, visa, vital record and transaction documents, systems and services to government and financial institutions, and is one of the largest producers of plastic transaction cards in the world. No company in history matches ABnote’s reputation for providing and protecting critical documents, sensitive information and state-of-the art solutions. Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, ABnote has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Germany, Dubai and South Africa. To learn what innovation ABnote can deliver to you, please visit www.abnote.com.

About MeaWallet

MeaWallet is a leading technology provider of a mobile wallet platform and business components, enabling secure contactless and remote mobile payment services to banks and retailers. In addition to providing the cloud-based digitization platform supporting tokenization and wallet application services, MeaWallet is a centre of excellence, with deep industry knowledge and experience within the fields of contactless payment, access, and cloud-based and mobile security. For more information, please visit www.meawallet.com.

 



 August 4, 2015

ABnote transforms how businesses reach Android customers with the addition of secure payment to PassWallet™

FORT LEE, NJ August 4, 2015 ― American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”), in partnership with Above Mobile are pleased to announce the launch of the first complete wallet application for Android users, with the addition of ABnote’s secure mobile payments platform to PassWallet™. ABnote’s payments solution not only provides non-Apple users an all-inclusive experience with PassWallet™, but also enhances how businesses reach their Android customers. The business-to-business solution piece of the application is available exclusively through ABnote and can be white labeled for any card issuer or wallet provider.

 

PassWallet™ safely and securely stores and manages users’ most sensitive information, including credit cards, bank accounts, ID documents, travel and event tickets, loyalty and gift cards and coupons.


“Given the commitment to the near field communications (NFC) based payment platform, mobile payment has evolved rapidly,” said John Ekers, Global CIO at ABnote. “Combining the lifestyle card applications of ticketing, coupons, boarding passes and loyalty programs, we’re now providing a platform that offers a comprehensive wallet functionality for Android devices with minimal integration. Our solution is not only affordable, but we have given businesses the flexibility and control of the design.”

 

The existing ABnote mobile payments platform provides a secure foundation for all types of payment transactions and wallet solutions, including the very popular host card emulation (HCE) or cloud based payments. Above Mobile’s PassWallet is the leading third-party implementation of the PassBook standard for non-Apple Devices.

 

“Apple created the Passbook standard for card, coupon and ticket delivery to iOS devices,” said Andy Nugent, Director at Above Mobile. “My team built PassWallet to fill the gap for the Android platform. Apple and iOS 8 introduced Apple Pay and by partnering with ABnote, we can now offer an equivalent experience for non-Apple users.”

 

“The partnership with Above Mobile is yet another example of our agnostic and open approach to solutions,” added Keith Goldstein, CEO of ABnote North America. “It’s consistent with our business objective of providing customers the best product at the best price.”

 

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About ABnote
American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”) pioneered security solutions with its counterfeit-resistant currency back in 1795 and today continues to provide customers around the globe piece of mind with innovative secure payment and identification solutions. ABnote is a world leader in providing secure ID, visa, vital record and transaction documents, systems and services to government and financial institutions, and is one of the largest producers of plastic transaction cards in the world. No company in history matches ABnote’s reputation for providing and protecting critical documents, sensitive information and state-of-the art solutions. Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, ABnote has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Germany, Dubai and South Africa. To learn what innovation ABnote can deliver to you, please visit www.abnote.com.

 

About Above Mobile

Founded in 2007, Above Mobile develops mobile software solutions for a wide range of industries, from mass market consumer applications used by millions to internal business solutions for finance, education and engineering customers. Building on a wide variety of mobile ticketing experience, it saw the potential for Passbook to become a de-facto standard for mobile ticketing and created PassWallet in 2012, quickly establishing itself as the leading 3rd party Passbook solution for Apple's new file format.  For more information, please visit www.abovemobile.co.uk.



 April 30, 2015

Winning products were designed and executed for the Government of Australia and for Junta Central Electoral of the Dominican Republic

 

Fort Lee, New Jersey – April 28, 2015 – ABnote, a leading global card manufacturer and provider of financial and secure credentialing solutions announced today that ABnote was honored with two Élan Awards at this year’s International Card Manufacturer’s Association Expo, both for First Place (Best-in-Class) recognition in the ID and Access Control Cards category and for Finalist in the same category. 

The First Place Award recognized ABnote’s original design and execution of the Western Australia Driver’s License/ID Card, manufactured for the Government of Australia. The Finalist Award went to the Dominican Republic Voter and Non-Voter ID cards, which were designed for Junta Central Electoral of the Dominican Republic. Both products were designed, engineered, and produced by ABnote’s Boston, Massachusetts design and production team.

The Awards were presented at the ICMA 25th Anniversary EXPO Awards Dinner in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. Bud Kronenberg, the CEO of ABnote Canada was on hand to receive the awards.

Keith Goldstein, ABnote North America’s President and CEO, announced, “Under the creative leadership of Jorge Ojeda, ABnote’s Creative Director, our Boston team put a lot of heart and talent into designing and producing both of these products. Utilizing our legacy of secure design and printing, ABnote works closely with our clients to design and manufacture secure and attractive credentials that employ state-of-the art security features, making them highly counterfeit resistant.”



 August 25, 2014

Fort Lee, New Jersey – Aug 25, 2014 – ABnote, a leading global card manufacturer and provider of financial and secure credentialing solutions announced today that it had entered into an agreement with Gregoire Maes, one of the industry’s leading young minds in the fields of complex secure credentialing and world class operations management, including EMV and dual interface cards, as Chief Operating Officer of ABnote North America, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.  Mr. Maes has previously served for eleven years at Gemalto in different operational responsibilities across the globe (Europe, Singapore and China) and more recently as Regional Operations Director, Asia Pacific for Oberthur Technology based in Hong Kong, where he led EMV deployment and industrial best practices across 7 different sites in the region.

The hiring marks Mr. Maes’s second tour of duty with ABnote, for which he previously led Australasian operations, and comes as ABnote North America and its competitors await the imminent adoption of EMV-based smartcard technology within the United States.  Mr. Maes is credited with ABnote Australasia’s successful transition of its major Australian and New Zealand bank customers’ transition to dual interface smartcards.  According to Steven Singer, ABnote’s global Chairman and Chief Executive, “We could not be more delighted than to reunite with Gregoire, both because of his proven track record of ensuring financial issuers a seamless EMV transition, and because of the extraordinary effort and intellect that he brings to the table, as we at ABnote know from first-hand experience.”

Keith Goldstein, ABnote North America’s President and CEO, added, “When we set out to fill this position, Greg was our leading candidate from the very start.  We wanted – and, happily, succeeded – in bringing in the best of the best.  Greg has as much hands-on experience with EMV roll-outs as anyone in the industry, including programs in France at the very start of his career, in Malaysia in 2002, China in 2005-6, and Australia in 2007-8.  I am confident that his presence will enable us to improve every aspect of our North American business unit, and better serve our customers ever-changing requirements.”  Mr. Maes will report directly to Messrs. Singer and Goldstein.

Mr. Maes stated, “I am delighted to be back at ABnote, especially to participate in America’s extremely dynamic and promising smartcard market.  I have always deeply respected ABnote’s customer-centric, technology-neutral approach, and I believe that it will serve us well in optimizing our clients’ experience with new cards and card-related services.”

About ABnote

ABnote, with facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australasia, is a premier and trusted provider of secure products and solutions. We provide solutions to global customers including financial, retail, government, and many other commercial markets. ABnote’s primary products include financial cards (Dual Interface, EMV, magnetic stripe), identification and credential cards (Drivers’ Licenses, National ID cards, Student ID), transit cards, hotel, facility and theme park  access cards and membership programs, retail plastic cards (gift, loyalty, RFID), barcodes and labels and secure documents (vital records, certificates, passports, and more); along with complimentary secure services, including instant card issuance, NFC mobile payments, TSM, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution and fulfilment. 

 

 

Lisa Crawford

American Banknote

617-363-4201

Marketing@ABCorp.com



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