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Jack Blaine named Smartmatic President



Boca Raton, October 4, 2004.-
Smartmatic Corporation, a Boca Raton-based provider of highly-secure device networking technologies, today named Jack A. Blaine as President, Worldwide. At Smartmatic, Mr. Blaine's wide-ranging responsibilities will include overseeing a corporate reorganization to accommodate further global growth as well as the U.S. certification process for the Company's electronic-voting solution and ultimate entry into the U.S. market.

"We are extremely pleased and excited that an executive of Jack's stature and accomplishment has decided to join our company, and we are confident that his vast experience and leadership skills will help Smartmatic to continue its rapid growth and entry into new markets," said Antonio Mugica, Chief Executive Officer, Smartmatic.

As Executive Vice President of Unisys Corporation (UIS-NYSE) and President, Worldwide Sales & Services, Mr. Blaine played a key role in the Fortune 500 firm's turnaround and transformation from a product technology to a technology services firm. In this role as a direct report to the CEO, he managed $6 billion in revenue, along with 25,000 professionals in 40 countries.

"Few companies offer such timely and unique technology solutions as Smartmatic, and I am honored to join the company. As President, my goal will be to ensure Smartmatic continues to grow rapidly - entering new markets with the right organizational structure, focus and talented professionals to ensure further success. Moreover, I will place a high premium on continuing to create a high level of client advocacy for our client base and professional satisfaction within Smartmatic," said Jack Blaine, President, Smartmatic.

At every stage of his 19 year career at Unisys, Mr. Blaine played a pivotal role in increasing both profitability and market share, including executing a significant organizational turnaround. Prior to his role as Executive Vice President and President of Worldwide Sales and Services, Mr. Blaine held various positions including President of the Pacific Asia, Africa and Americas Group, General Manager of the Latin America and Caribbean Division and Chief Human Resources Officer.

In 2003, Mr. Blaine founded Winning Internationally LLC, an early stage firm specializing in the turnaround of underperforming international operations, new business development and enhanced financial performance. Mr. Blaine began his career at Ford Motor Company, where he served in a variety of managerial positions, including General Manager of Brazil Export Operations, Corporate Controller of Ford Brazil, and Ford's Product Development Group and Finance Staff.

Prior to joining Ford, Mr. Blaine was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He graduated with honors from UCLA and holds a Masters of Business Administration, with a finance concentration, from the University of Detroit.

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About Smartmatic
Smartmatic is a multinational company that specializes in the design and end-to-end deployment of complex purpose-specific technology solutions. With an unsurpassed technology base, continuous innovation, and quality in processes and results, Smartmatic is organized around three business areas: Electronic voting systems, intelligent and integrated security systems for large enterprises and governments, and advanced solutions for people registration and authentication for a wide range of government applications.

Smartmatic is a privately held company with offices in the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Barbados, Spain, Philippines and Taiwan.  It has more than 200 employees worldwide.  Its capacity for innovation and wide range of products and services have earned Smartmatic extensive recognition in the technology community worldwide.

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