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Smartmatic featured in The New York Times

New York, July 20, 2004.- Smartmatic's role in the upcoming Presidential recall referendum in Venezuela was featured in an article in today's New York Times, on the front page of the business section.

The article, "A crucial vote for Venezuela and a company", called Smartmatic's involvement a "baptism by fire" due to its scale and the turbulent nature of the political climate in Venezuela.

Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic, expressed his confidence in the potential of his company's electoral solution: "If we can prove that this product works under the most hostile of conditions, we can sell it anywhere in the world".

The article noted that, "if all goes well, Smartmatic could become a rising star of the budding world of electronic voting".

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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.