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HID Global and ASSA ABLOY Help Secure 2014 FIFA World Cup

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its access control products, along with door-opening solutions from parent ASSA ABLOY, are being used in various solutions across six of the 12 stadiums in Brazil now hosting the 2014 FIFA World CupTM football matches through July 13, 2014.

“We are very excited to be playing such an important role in protecting the safety and security of the fans, players and staff during this year’s FIFA championship matches,” said Gustavo Gassmann, Sales Director, Brazil with HID Global. “Securing large-scale outdoor sporting venues is one of the industry’s most difficult security challenges, but HID Global and ASSA ABLOY have extensive experience in this area. Working with our local integration partners, we have delivered secure solutions that are designed to provide robust protection for the people, equipment and infrastructure at these World Cup venues.”

HID Global and ASSA ABLOY products are being used at new stadiums in Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Curitiba, and Brasilia, as well as at the legendary Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which will host the World Cup final on July 13 and both the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics. The two companies’ products have also been recently deployed at the Arena do Grêmio in Porto Alegre and the Allianz Parque (formerly the Arena Palestra Itália) in Sao Paulo.

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About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com.

About ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door-opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since it was founded in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 43,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales of about SEK 48 billion. ASSA ABLOY offers a more complete range of door-opening solutions than any other company on the market. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, door automation and hotel security.

ASSA ABLOY was formed on November 8, 1994, when Securitas in Sweden and Metra in Finland merged their lock businesses.

® HID, and the HID logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HID Global in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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