L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ID), a leading supplier of identity solutions and services, was named the exclusive provider of digital fingerprinting services for the State of Tennessee in a contract valued at $40 million. The three-year contract with the Tennessee Applicant Processing Services (TAPS) program includes two additional one-year renewals for a potential combined contract duration of up to five years.

The fingerprints are necessary for citizens employed as child care workers, school employees and real estate and insurance agents. The prints are also required for those seeking a State and/or Federal license permit, such as commercial drivers seeking to transport Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) and citizens seeking to carry a handgun. The State may add more groups to the L-1 fingerprinting network over time.

“We are excited to partner with L-1 to offer our citizens a secure method to provide fingerprints and background checks required for employment and license permits,” said Ed Jones, Deputy Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). "L-1 is a leader in electronic fingerprinting and their cutting edge technology will help us process and better protect the citizens of Tennessee from crime, theft and fraud.”

At the L-1 locations, prospective licensee and employee fingerprints are captured in a professional environment by a certified fingerprint technician using state-of-the-art technology that captures the prints without the use of ink and submits them electronically for processing via a secure private network. The applicant’s personal information and record remain secure and private by residing in the State’s central database system, not on personal computers at the fingerprint locations. With the L-1 service, criminal history results are received quickly and securely in a few days, not months. Faster results means agencies and organizations get the identity information needed to make licensing and hiring decisions more quickly and accurately than ever before.

L-1 expects to process more than 175,000 applicants annually in Tennessee and will provide residents with 57 convenient locations statewide for fingerprinting, background checks and gathering other biographical data required for applications and state licenses. Multiple locations will be available in each metropolitan city, as well as in other suburban and rural areas, with citizens able to reach a location less than 60 miles away from their home or office. A complete list of locations can be found at www.l1enrollment.com. The services will be available to citizens beginning August 1, 2011.

The Enrollment Services Division of L-1 offers a reliable and cost-effective service to governments and commercial businesses for outsourcing the collection of civilian biometric and identification data used for processing employment applications and license permits. The L-1 enrollment network is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and Canada with more than 1,400 convenient and secure centers where more than twelve million people have been printed to date. Services available through L-1 include the digital capture of signatures and biometrics such as face, finger and hand prints, the collection of bio- and demographic information and background checks.

About L-1 Identity Solutions

L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ID) protects and secures personal identities and assets. Its divisions include Biometrics / Enterprise Access and Secure Credentialing solutions and Enrollment services. With the trust and confidence in individual identities provided by L-1, international governments, federal and state agencies, law enforcement and commercial businesses can better guard the public against global terrorism, crime and identity theft fostered by fraudulent identity. L-1 Identity Solutions is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information, visit www.L1ID.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements by L-1 Identity Solutions that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and reflect L-1’s current views based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and information currently available. Forward-looking statements concerning future plans or results are necessarily only estimates, and actual results could differ materially from expectations. Certain factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, among other things, the availability of customer funding for L-1 products and solutions, general economic and political conditions, the timing of consummating the previously announced merger with Safran, the risk that actions or deliverables that, by their nature, are to be taken or delivered at the closing of such transaction may not be taken, delivered or waived, and additional risks and uncertainties described in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of L-1, including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and its Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2011. L-1 expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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