DGAP-News: Identive Group Inc.: Identive Announces New Chairman of the Board and Management Team Promotions

DGAP-News: Identive Group Inc.: Identive Announces New Chairman of the Board 
and Management Team Promotions

DGAP-News: Identive Group Inc. / Key word(s): Change of Personnel
Identive Group Inc.: Identive Announces New Chairman of the Board and
Management Team Promotions

27.09.2013 / 14:00


Identive Announces New Chairman of the Board and Management Team Promotions

SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, September 27, 2013 - Identive
Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE); (Frankfurt: INV) announces Steven Humphreys as
its new chairman of the board and the promotion of Lawrence W. Midland to
president and Dr. Manfred Mueller to chief operating officer of the
company. All appointments are effective immediately.

'Identive's ability to operate as a united, focused company is strengthened
with the appointments approved by our board today,' said Jason Hart, chief
executive officer of Identive. 'Steve brings practical wisdom and
experience to the role of chairman, gained from his successes as a
technology executive and as a long-time affiliate of the company. Larry and
Manfred combine excellent operational performance with strong leadership
and passion. These changes continue our momentum to refocus the company,
simplify our structure and leverage our strong capabilities to deliver
trusted access solutions for the connected world.'

In accepting the role of chairman, Humphreys said, 'This is a time of major
evolution for the security industry and an exciting time for Identive. The
company has unique strengths and expertise to address the growing need to
trust everything in the connected world - including people, buildings,
information, and even assets. I look forward to working with Jason and the
senior leadership team. On behalf of the board, I would like to express our
appreciation to Ayman for his leadership and service.'

Steven Humphreys

Steven Humphreys, 52, has been a director of the company since 1996, an
independent director since 2000, and previously served as chairman of the
board from 2000 to 2007. From 1996 to 2000 he also served in the roles of
president and chief executive officer. Humphreys succeeds Ayman S. Ashour.

During his 25-year career, Humphreys has led a number of technology
companies, including Kleer Corporation, ActivCard Corporation and Caere
Corporation. Currently, he serves as chief executive officer of Flywheel
Software, Inc., a privately-held location-based mobile solutions company.
He holds a BS degree from Yale University and MS and MBA degrees from
Stanford University.

Executive Management Promotions

Lawrence W. Midland, 71, co-founded Hirsch Electronics in 1981 and led the
company until its acquisition by Identive in 2009. Post-acquisition he has
served as an executive officer and director of Identive, with particular
emphasis on the HIRSCH brand of physical access control products, systems
and services, which now comprise approximately one-quarter of the company's
revenues. Prior to Hirsch Electronics, Midland served as president of
several companies, held various sales positions in investment-related
enterprises and was a field engineer with Shell Oil Company. He earned a BS
degree in Physics (With Distinction) from the University of Oklahoma and an
MBA degree from Pepperdine University.

Dr. Manfred Mueller, 43, has been with Identive for over 13 years in a
variety of roles, focused on sales, marketing and operations. He has been
an executive officer of the company since 2006, most recently heading
Identive's global products business, which comprises approximately half of
the company's revenues. Prior to joining the company, from 1998 to 2000
Mueller was a business product manager at BetaResearch GmbH, the digital TV
technology development division of the Kirch Group. He holds MS and PhD
degrees in Chemistry from Regensburg University in Germany and an MBA from
the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

About Identive
Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE); (Frankfurt: INV) delivers Trusted
Access Solutions for the Connected World focusing on Physical Access,
Logical Access, and Identification via RFID and NFC technology. Identive
customers worldwide include the government, enterprise, consumer, education
and healthcare sectors.

Note: Identive and the Identive logo are trademarks of Identive Group,
Inc., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. All other company,
product or service names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
others and are the property of their respective owners.


Darby Dye, +1 949 553-4251, ddye@identive-group.com
Lennart Streibel, +49 89 95 95 5195, lstreibel@identive-group.com 

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Language:    English                                                 
Company:     Identive Group Inc.                                     
             1900B Carnegie Avenue                                   
             CA 92705 Santa Ana                                      
             United States                                           
Phone:       +49 (0)89 9595 5000                                     
Fax:         +49 (0)89 9595 5555                                     
E-mail:      info@identive-group.com                                 
Internet:    www.identive-group.com                                  
ISIN:        US45170X1063                                            
WKN:         A1C0ZG                                                  
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