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OSLO, NORWAY – 26 September 2022 – Jens Hansen, VP of Customer Success in Zwipe AS, has today acquired 10,000 shares in Zwipe AS. After this transaction, Jens Hansen owns 10,000 shares in Zwipe AS.

The shares were acquired on Euronext Growth Oslo at a price of 6.50.

Attached is a copy of the form submitted to the Norwegian FSA, Finanstilsynet, reporting the transaction as listed above

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This information is subject to the disclosure requirements in Regulation EU 596/2014 article 19 number 3 and the Norwegian Securities Trading Act section 5-12, and is information that Zwipe AS is obligated to make public pursuant to the continuing obligations of companies admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (Euronext Growth Oslo Rule Book – Part II) and on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North is FNCA Sweden AB, info@fnca.se. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 13.30 on 26 September 2022.

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About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries and cultures to make convenience safe and secure. We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for payment and physical & logical access control and identification solutions. We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services. Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.  To learn more, visit http://www.zwipe.com.

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Glenn, CFO and Head of IR
+47 909 98 201
danielle@zwipe.com

New biometric card powered by the Zwipe Pay platform addresses customer demand for increased security and convenience

OSLO, NORWAY – 20 September 2022 – Tag Systems, a leading provider of payment cards (part of the AUSTRIACARD Group), has been granted approval from Mastercard to deploy biometric card products using the Zwipe Pay platform. Issuers and consumers will have access to biometric payment cards built on Zwipe Pay technology that operate seamlessly across Mastercard's global network, addressing consumers’ demand for increased security and convenience through biometric authentication. 

“We congratulate Tag Systems for obtaining this approval for biometric payment cards built on our platform. This will be a key step in ramping up launches and volumes across Mastercard’s global payment card network. The door is now wide open for banks to deploy biometric payment cards and address the increasing consumer demand for safer, more convenient and secure ways to pay,” said Robert Puskaric, CEO of Zwipe.

About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries & cultures to make convenience safe & secure. We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for both payment and physical & logical access control and ID solutions. We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services. Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.

To learn more, visit www.zwipe.com, contact Robert Puskaric, President and CEO, +46 70 519 34 07 info@zwipe.com

OSLO, NORWAY – 16 September 2022 – Zwipe, a leading biometric fintech company, is delighted to announce that Mr. Jens Hansen has started as Vice President, Head of Customer Success. Jens' focus will be to scale up and speed up the deployment of Zwipe Pay and Zwipe Access customer projects and commercial launches, ensuring excellent end-to-end deliveries to customers and partners across the value chain.  


Jens joins Zwipe from his position as the Head of Commercial, Technology & Data at eBay (Italy), where he worked for over six years in different leadership positions. Prior to that he worked for over 10 years at Ericsson Mobile Platforms and ST-Ericsson leading the deployment of mobile platform products to a wide range of tier-1 mobile phone manufacturers.

“In Zwipe’s H1 2022 presentation last month I had mentioned that our top priority is now to scale up and speed up commercial launches, both on Zwipe Pay and Zwipe Access with top quality and professionalism. Jens is joining us at a crucial time when we are scaling our business and platform deployment globally. Jens’ wealth of experience in leading many customer delivery projects across various high-tech sectors will be a great asset,” says Robert Puskaric, President & CEO of Zwipe.


Jens will be a member of Zwipe’s leadership team and report to Robert.


“I am very excited to join Zwipe’s exciting mission to bring the next generation contactless experience globally- to financial institutions, fintechs and enterprises. We see a strong global demand for solutions that enable touch-less user experience and strong security. This is where biometrics play a key role. I look forward to being a part of the team at Zwipe and delivering these innovations with customer success as our main priority”, said Jens Hansen, Vice President, Head of Customer Success.

For further information please contact Robert Puskaric, President and CEO, +46 70 519 34 07 info@zwipe.com

About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries & cultures to make convenience safe & secure.  We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for both payment and physical & logical access control and ID solutions.  We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services.  Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.  

To learn more, visit www.zwipe.com

OSLO, NORWAY – 13 September 2022 – The share capital increase of 10,000 new shares in Zwipe AS, as resolved by the board meeting of the company on 29 August 2022, has today been registered in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises. The new share capital is NOK 3,755,168.50, and the new number of shares and votes is 37,551,685.

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This information is subject to the disclosure requirements in Regulation EU 596/2014 article 19 number 3 and the Norwegian Securities Trading Act section 5-12, and is information that Zwipe AS is obligated to make public pursuant to the continuing obligations of companies admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (Euronext Growth Oslo Rule Book – Part II) and on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North is FNCA Sweden AB, info@fnca.se. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 14:15 on 13 September 2022.

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About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries and cultures to make convenience safe and secure. We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for payment and physical & logical access control and identification solutions. We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services. Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.  To learn more, visit http://www.zwipe.com.

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Glenn, CFO and Head of IR
+47 909 98 201
danielle@zwipe.com

OSLO, NORWAY – 8 September 2022 – The share capital increase of 25,000 new shares in Zwipe AS, as resolved by the board meeting of the company on 27 June 2022, has today been registered in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises. The new share capital is NOK 3,754,168.50, and the new number of shares and votes is 37,541,685.

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This information is subject to the disclosure requirements in Regulation EU 596/2014 article 19 number 3 and the Norwegian Securities Trading Act section 5-12, and is information that Zwipe AS is obligated to make public pursuant to the continuing obligations of companies admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (Euronext Growth Oslo Rule Book – Part II) and on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North is FNCA Sweden AB, info@fnca.se, +46 (0) 8528 00 399. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 07:00 on 8 September 2022.

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About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries and cultures to make convenience safe and secure. We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for payment and physical & logical access control and identification solutions. We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services. Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.  To learn more, visit http://www.zwipe.com.

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Glenn, CFO and Head of IR
+47 909 98 201
danielle@zwipe.com

OSLO, NORWAY – 25 August 2022 – Zwipe AS, a leading provider of biometric payment card solutions, is proud to announce that it has obtained the Component Conformity Statement  (“CCS”) certificate from Mastercard for the Zwipe Pay platform, the most advanced and integrated biometric card solution available to all Smart Card Manufacturers (“SCMs”) in the market today.

This CCS certificate enables Zwipe’s customers, the SCMs, to leverage Zwipe’s certification results to obtain a Letter of Approval ( “LoA”) from Mastercard for their own biometric payment cards built on the Zwipe Pay platform.

Zwipe successfully passed all tests required to obtain the Mastercard CCS certificate. This certification confirms that the Zwipe Pay biometric payment card platform meets all the security, reliability, functionality, and performance standards required by Mastercard.  Zwipe’s complete end-to-end biometric payment card platform is now ready for full adoption by SCMs to produce Mastercard cards.

Issuers can now work with their SCMs to develop and launch biometric payment cards based on Zwipe Pay, and leverage Mastercard’s global network to deliver Mastercard biometric payment cards throughout the world. Issuers will have the opportunity to create differentiation, accelerate customer acquisition, uplift loyalty and create new revenue streams. Consumers will benefit from more convenient, safe, and secure ways to pay.

“Having the Zwipe Pay platform certified by Mastercard is a significant milestone and major step forward for Zwipe and our customers. This development will further accelerate issuer pilots and planned launches based on Mastercard’s network. The pathway is now open for Smart Card Manufacturers and issuers all over the world to certify, produce and deploy Mastercard biometric cards based on Zwipe Pay,” said Robert Puskaric, CEO of Zwipe.


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This information is subject to the disclosure requirements in Regulation EU 596/2014 article 19 number 3 and the Norwegian Securities Trading Act section 5-12, and is information that Zwipe AS is obligated to make public pursuant to the continuing obligations of companies admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (Euronext Growth Oslo Rule Book – Part II) and on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North is FNCA Sweden AB, info@fnca.se, +46 (0) 8528 00 399. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 11.15 on 25 August 2022.



About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries and cultures to make convenience safe and secure. We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for payment and physical & logical access control and identification solutions. We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services. Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.  To learn more, visit http://www.zwipe.com.

For more information, please contact:


+47 909 98 201
danielle@zwipe.com

OSLO, NORWAY – 24 August 2022 – KAD Group AS, a company 100% owned by the CFO of Zwipe AS, Danielle Glenn, has today acquired 12,000 shares in Zwipe AS. After this transaction, KAD Group AS holds 12,000 shares in Zwipe AS.

The shares were acquired on Euronext Growth Oslo at a price of 8.30.

Attached is a copy of the form submitted to the Norwegian FSA, Finanstilsynet, reporting the transaction as listed above.

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This information is subject to the disclosure requirements in Regulation EU 596/2014 article 19 number 3 and the Norwegian Securities Trading Act section 5-12, and is information that Zwipe AS is obligated to make public pursuant to the continuing obligations of companies admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (Euronext Growth Oslo Rule Book – Part II) and on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North is FNCA Sweden AB, info@fnca.se, +46 (0) 8528 00 399. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 12:15 on 27 June 2022.

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About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries and cultures to make convenience safe and secure. We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for payment and physical & logical access control and identification solutions. We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services. Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.  To learn more, visit http://www.zwipe.com.

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Glenn, CFO and Head of IR
+47 909 98 201
danielle@zwipe.com

OSLO, NORWAY – 23 August 2022 – Zwipe AS ("Zwipe" or "the company") today announces its results for the first half 2022.


Operational highlights

  • Visa certifies Zwipe Pay Biometric Payment Card (“BPC”) Platform and issues Letter of Approval (“LoA”) to Zwipe.
  • Beautiful Card Corporation (“BCC”), TAG Systems and Inkript obtain Visa LoAs for their own card built on the Zwipe Pay platform.
  • Fraport AG, providing operational services to 31 airports globally, selected Zwipe Access as one of two solutions to test in a pilot of next generation access control solutions at Frankfurt Airport.
  • Zwipe Access platform was successfully integrated with LEGIC and HID solutions to provide seamless end-to-end biometric card-based access control security to enterprises and facilities.
  • Seven new issuers across Germany, India, the Middle East and Africa signed up with Zwipe to launch pilots.
  • Placard, the largest payment smart card supplier in Australia and New Zealand, selected the Zwipe Pay platform for delivering biometric payment cards to banks in the region.
  • Significant organizational development with Robert Puskaric joining as the new CEO in June, Danielle Glenn as the new CFO in May and Patrice Meilland as the new Chief Strategy and Product Officer in April.

 

Financial highlights

 

Review

In H1 2022, we signed seven new issuers for Zwipe Pay, from Germany to India and across the Middle East. All of them are planning pilots with our card manufacturing partners, although we have learned that pilot preparation is taking longer than previously expected. We also expanded our global delivery capabilities and market reach by signing one major SCM and onboarding two leading personalization solution providers as go-to-market (“GTM”) partners.

Zwipe is pursuing an “execution first” approach focusing on launching announced pilots. In total, seven issuer pilots are progressing with good pace and according to issuer plans. Additional pilot launches are expected in the coming quarters, with launch dates entirely dependent on issuer decisions. We are also focused on “execution first” with our SCM customers – getting all certified and ready for mass volume production. While these remain our top priorities, Zwipe continues expanding our customer and issuer pipeline – critical to our medium-term success.

In March, Zwipe completed the certification process with Visa and obtained the Visa LoA. This certification marks a major milestone towards commercialization of Zwipe Pay and was followed by Visa LoAs obtained by lead customers BCC, TAG Systems and Inkript. This list is expected to grow significantly going forward. Zwipe has successfully completed additional testing with third party laboratories that should ease additional payment scheme certifications.

It is undeniable that market takeoff of biometric payment cards has been slower than envisioned. BPC volumes deployed are expected to remain fairly low into 2023, before growing exponentially thereafter.  Zwipe is not immune to the delayed market takeoff, but our customers and partners remain committed to launching pilots and commercial propositions, even if somewhat later than originally planned. Furthermore, consumer demand for BPCs remains strong with 82% of individuals surveyed by Zwipe saying that they want their next card to be biometric and 60% saying they would consider switching to banks who offer biometric cards. Importantly, most third-party research continues to point to BPCs accounting for 15-20% of total EMV units shipped by 2030 (estimated at 3-4 billion units), highlighting just how large the market potential remains.

For Zwipe Access, we now have a healthy and growing list of opportunities within the data center and airport verticals as well as other security sensitive customer segments. The growing number of requests for Zwipe Access solutions is driven by increasing demand for stronger data privacy, higher security and better user experience. Indeed, Zwipe was recognized by Fraport, operating 31 international airports globally, as a potential provider for next generation security solutions at their airports.  Fraport’s initial trials have now been completed and they are evaluating possible next steps.

There were substantial changes in the executive management team at Zwipe during the first half, with three of the six-member C-suite newly joining the company – strengthening leadership, bringing industry expertise and positioning Zwipe well for the future.

 

Financial review

Zwipe reported total revenues of 0.8 mNOK during H1 2022 versus 1.4 mNOK in H1 2021. On an adjusted basis, total operating expenses increased by 13.3 mNOK to 48.4 mNOK in H1 2022 versus H1 2021.  The majority of this increase was due to personnel expenses, which increased by 9.1 mNOK to 25.9 mNOK in H1 2022 versus H1 2021. Of the 9.1 mNOK, 5.5 mNOK were one-off costs related to former executives leaving the company. The remaining increase in personnel expense is largely due to an increase in headcount by 13 people to meet the strong demand for the company’s solutions and to prepare for piloting and deployment of our card payment solutions and services.

Zwipe’s cash position remains strong, with cash and cash equivalents at 109.7 mNOK on 30 June 2022.

Total equity as of 30 June 2022 was 108.8 mNOK resulting in an equity ratio of 89%, roughly stable versus the position at the end of the first half of 2021.

 

The way forward

Zwipe is progressing well in many important areas even if the market for biometric payment cards is developing at a slower pace than expected. Operating expenses and headcount are not expected to increase substantially in H2 vs H1 2022 nor at the pace expected at the start of the year. Zwipe will, however, continue to invest intelligently – particularly in its people and technology.

For Zwipe Pay, second half priorities will center on pilot deployment with issuers, assisting SCMs in becoming mass production and delivery ready, and continuing to expand our customer and issuer pipeline.  Further developing the dedicated customer project management function and standardized blueprint to improve pilot execution will be a key focus during H2 2022.

Going forward, Zwipe Access is expected to contribute a larger part of revenue than previously assumed.  The pipeline for Zwipe Access is healthy and growing with prospects within the data center and airport verticals as well as other security sensitive customer segments.

 

Results presentation

CEO Robert Puskaric and CFO Danielle Glenn will present the H1 2022 results by webcast tomorrow, Wednesday August 24th, at 09:00 CEST.

 

Webcast details

Format: Webcast, Conference Call and Q&A

Language: English

Link: https://q4-emea.wavecast.io/zwipe-as/h1-2022-operational-update

Dial-in numbers:

 

Participants will be required to register to view the webcast and participate in the Q&A

 

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This information is subject to the disclosure requirements in Regulation EU 596/2014 article 19 number 3 and the Norwegian Securities Trading Act section 5-12, and is information that Zwipe AS is obligated to make public pursuant to the continuing obligations of companies admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (Euronext Growth Oslo Rule Book – Part II) and on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North is FNCA Sweden AB, info@fnca.se, +46 (0) 8528 00 399. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 12:15 on 27 June 2022.

   

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About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries and cultures to make convenience safe and secure. We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for payment and physical & logical access control and identification solutions. We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services. Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.  To learn more, visit http://www.zwipe.com.

 

For more information, please contact:


+47 909 98 201

danielle@zwipe.com

Webcast details

Date: 24 August 2022

Time: 09:00 CEST

Format: Webcast, Conference Call and Q&A

Language: English

Link: https://q4-emea.wavecast.io/zwipe-as/h1-2022-operational-update
 

Participants will be required to register to view the webcast and participate in the Q&A

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements in Regulation EU 596/2014 article 19 number 3 and the Norwegian Securities Trading Act section 5-12, and is information that Zwipe AS is obligated to make public pursuant to the continuing obligations of companies admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (Euronext Growth Oslo Rule Book – Part II) and on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North is FNCA Sweden AB, info@fnca.se, +46 (0) 8528 00 399. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 12:15 on 27 June 2022.

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About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries and cultures to make convenience safe and secure. We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for payment and physical & logical access control and identification solutions. We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services. Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.  To learn more, visit http://www.zwipe.com.

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Glenn, CFO and Head of IR
+47 909 98 201
danielle@zwipe.com

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