HID Corporation Acquires Id Plus

IRVINE, CALIF. – July 30, 1999 – HID Corporation has announced its intention to acquire its largest international distributor, ID Plus. The acquisition is expected to close in August, 1999, and reflects HID's ongoing commitment to deliver superior customer service and to expand internationally.

ID Plus, voted by its customers, "Distributor of the Year" at IFSEC '99, is located at Anne of Cleves House in Haverhill, England. ID Plus was founded in 1994 as a spin-off from Hughes-Scotland when Hughes divested itself of HID and its parent company, Palomar Technological Companies.

"HID will maintain its existing distribution policy," said Joe Grillo, Vice President of HID's Access Control Unit. "ID Plus' local strength allows us to provide our customers with improved lead times, as well as additional service and technical support."

Barry Williams, Chairman of ID Plus, is enthusiastic about joining forces with the current HID team in Europe. "We have worked well together for some years both as business partners and friends, so evolving to become colleagues seems a very natural process," he said.