Identive's Cashless Payment System Expands Into New Markets

Identive's Cashless Payment System Expands Into New Markets

Payment Solution Selected for Music Festivals in Norway and Switzerland; First
Stadium Win in Holland

SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, Aug. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Identive Group, Inc., a provider of products and services for the
identification, security and RFID industries (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV),
announced today that use of its cashless payment system for concessions is
expanding this summer to music festivals in Europe and the Rat Verlegh Stadium
in Breda, The Netherlands. This latest milestone follows Identive's successful
launch of tomPAY™ contactless payment technology at large hospitality events
during the 2012 London Olympics:

Identive offers its concession-focused cashless payment system through its
payment solution subsidiary, which provides RFID-based contactless cards and
readers, software, equipment, installation management and transaction services
that enable visitors to experience short wait times for purchases at concerts
and sporting events across Europe.

Rat Verlegh Stadium in Breda is home to the Dutch first league soccer club,
NAC Breda, and implemented Identive's cashless payment solution in order to
speed payment transactions for visitors at the 19,000-capacity venue. This is
the 14th stadium to use Identive's card-based cashless payment solution and
the first in Holland. The cashless payment system is sized to include 60 cash
registers and 16 handheld terminals and will run on payment solution's
transaction management software. In order to make each transaction as swift
and efficient as possible, drinks or snacks can only be purchased using
Identive's contactless cash cards. Visitors can purchase or top up cards with
cash value at various stations within the stadium. payment solution also is
providing data hosting and clearing processes for transactions made at the
stadium through its own data center in Hamburg, Germany. The new cashless
payment system was introduced to soccer fans during NAC Breda's first home
match of the season against FC Twente Enschede on August 18, 2012.

payment solution also provided cashless payment systems for visitors at three
popular music festivals in Europe this summer, which allowed guests to
purchase food, drinks and festival merchandise using colorful wristbands
equipped with RFID chips. The wristbands also acted as return access passes,
allowing visitors to enjoy the festivals for multiple days without having to
wait in long entry lines. Festivals using the cashless payment system included
Openair St. Gallen, held June 28 – July 1 in St. Gallen, Switzerland;
Gurtenfestival, held July 12 – 15 in Bern, Switzerland; and Slottsfjell, held
July 19 - 22 in Tønsberg, Norway.

"Rat Verlegh Stadium decided to replace its coin-based processes with our
cashless system in order to improve the overall experience for soccer fans and
concert visitors while at the same time increasing concession volume and
revenue," said Sascha Busse of payment solution. "We are pleased to expand our
innovative payment system to The Netherlands with our new stadium deployment
in Breda, and to gain a foothold in the emerging festival market."

About Identive

Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV) is focused on building the
world's signature company in Secure ID. The company's products, software,
systems and services address the markets for identity management, physical and
logical access control, cashless payment, NFC solutions and a host of
RFID-enabled applications for customers in the government, enterprise,
consumer, education and healthcare sectors. Identive's mission is to build a
lasting business of scale and technology based on a combination of strong
technology-driven organic growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. The
company delivers up-to-date information on its activity as well as industry
trends through its industry-leading social media initiatives and educational
resource, AskIdentive.com. For additional information, please visit
www.identive-group.com or follow on Twitter at @IdentiveGroup.

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About payment solution

payment solution, a subsidiary of Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE)
(Frankfurt:INV), provides complete and truly integrated payment solutions for
stadiums, arenas, theme parks and other venues for leisure and entertainment.
Using multi-functional customer cards based on RFID contactless chip
technology and comprehensive management software, the system ensures the
seamless interaction of all relevant components such as ticketing, access,
point-of-sale and parking. Through increased convenience for guests and
visitors, faster transactions and enhanced marketing options, payment solution
customers enjoy higher revenue and profit.

CONTACT: payment solution:
         Frederik Herr, + 49 (0) 40 24 42 41 3-14
         Frederik.Herr@paymentsolution.biz
        
         Identive:
         Darby Dye, +1 949 553-4251
         ddye@identive-group.com
         Lennart Streibel, +49 (0) 89 9595-5195
         lstreibel@identive-group.com

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