Annual general meeting of IDEX held on 7 May 2014 – Andy MacLeod elected to board

Annual general meeting of IDEX held on 7 May 2014 – Andy MacLeod elected to board

IDEX ASA held its annual general meeting on 7 May 2014. 44 per cent of the shares were represented.

All resolutions were made in accordance with the proposals by the board and the nomination committee in the notice of the meeting.

Andrew James (Andy) MacLeod was elected new board member. Following the annual general meeting, the board consists of chairman Morten Opstad, and board members Hanne Høvding, Frode Haugli and Toril Nag as well as Andy MacLeod.

Larry Ciaccia was elected new member of the nomination committee. The nomination committee consists of chairman Harald Voigt, and members member Christian Rust Tveten as well as Larry Ciaccia.

“I am delighted to welcome Andy to the board of IDEX ASA. He brings a tremendous international experience and has an extensive network in the mobile communications industry, where biometric identification will be rolling out in mass scale. I look very much forward to his contribution to IDEX in the forthcoming global expansion and growth stage of our business. Likewise, I am very happy that Larry joins the nomination committee, in addition to his existing position as member of the strategy advisory council. He will enable us to attract senior international members to our board,” said Chairman of the Board Morten Opstad.

Andy MacLeod is currently CTO for Vodafone plc.’s Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific region, responsible for all technology activities in the operating companies in the region. He was formerly Group Chief Networks Officer at Vodafone responsible for its network policy and operational activities world-wide. He has since the early 1990’s held CEO, COO and CTO positions at major telecommunication companies. Mr. MacLeod holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, is a chartered engineer (metals, materials and mining) and has also an MA (metallurgy and material science) from Keble College, Oxford University.

Larry Ciacca was formerly CEO of AuthenTec Inc. He played a pivotal role in transforming AuthenTec from a start-up into the world’s fingerprint sensor leader and also its subsequent transition to Apple, where the technology has been successfully implemented in the Apple iPhone 5S. Mr. Ciaccia has broad expertise from the semiconductor industry, combined with a very successful track record of growing private and publicly traded businesses. In January 2014 he joined IDEX’s strategy advisory council.

7 May 2014




Hemant Mardia, CEO, +44 7788 922 171, hm(at)
Kristian Wiermyhr, VP strategy and sales, +47 41273360, kw(at)
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About IDEX
IDEX ASA specialises in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology. IDEX’s vision is to ensure individuals a safe, secure, and user-friendly use of personal ID. IDEX has developed the award-winning SmartFinger technology platform based on the company’s core intellectual property, including the patented fingerprint imaging principle, sensing scheme and chip design. Combined with core software solutions for imaging and authentication, the SmartFinger technology enables on-device enrollment, template storage and verification within the very same module. SmartFinger solutions can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of embedded applications such as mobile phones, one-time password devices, Smartcards, payment and ID cards, payment terminals, access control devices and biometric security and login tokens.

IDEX ASA (ticker IDEX) is a Norwegian public company listed at the Oslo Axess marketplace on the Oslo Børs (Oslo stock exchange). For more information, please visit or contact IDEX at


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