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SCM Microsystems Announces Results of Annual Meeting

SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMM) (Prime Standard: SMY), a leading provider of solutions for secure access, secure identity and secure exchange, announced today that its stockholders have approved an increase of the amount of common shares authorized during yesterday's annual meeting of stockholders.

At its annual meeting held on October 29, 2009, 61 percent of SCM's stockholders cast their votes and a majority followed the proposals of the Board of Directors to vote for all proposals. In addition to the election of directors, proposals included a 20 million share increase to the number of common shares authorized under the Company's Certificate of Incorporation, as well as a two million share increase in the number of shares reserved for issuance under the Company's 2007 Stock Option Plan.

Securing approval for these share increases enables SCM to continue to pursue mergers and acquisitions, which are an important component of the Company's growth strategy. SCM is focused on taking an active role in shaping the Identity Management and contactless markets through investments, consolidation with other providers and active promotion of the development of solutions that will enable these markets to grow.

"We are pleased that our stockholders have demonstrated their support for our growth strategy. The increase in our capital stock gives us more options in negotiating additional acquisitions and other transactions with attractive companies in our markets. With the increase of shares reserved for the 1997 Stock Option Plan, we can reward committee employees as well as recruit additional industry specialists for SCM," said Felix Marx, chief executive officer of SCM Microsystems. "We are grateful for the continued support of our stockholders and will continue to work to increase shareholder value."

About SCM Microsystems, Inc.

SCM Microsystems (NASDAQ: SCMM; Prime Standard: SMY) is a global leader in security and identity solutions for secure access, secure identity and secure exchange. Together with its Hirsch Electronics subsidiary, SCM provides complete, integrated solutions that secure digital assets, electronic transactions and facilities. The company offers the world's broadest range of contact, contactless and mobile smart card reader technology; physical and logical access control systems; digital identity transaction platforms; biometrics; and digital video. SCM's solutions enable a wide variety of applications including enterprise security, identity management, contactless payment, e-health and electronic government services. For additional information, visit and

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