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Jun 28, 2018

Aware To Provide BioSP™ and Services for UK Government Biometric Matching Platform

Market-leading biometric platform will serve as a hub of biometric services used for law enforcement, border management, and immigration

BEDFORD, Mass., June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a leading global provider of biometrics software and solutions, today announced that it will provide software and services towards implementation of a central biometric services system being deployed by the United Kingdom Government for applications in law enforcement, border management, and immigration. Aware is on a team led by Fujitsu Services Limited selected to supply the biometric matcher integration hub. Aware will contribute the biometric matcher integration hub and its segment-leading Biometric Services Platform (BioSP™) product, which will be used in part to provide workflows and a layer of abstraction between multiple biometric matchers and other subsystems. The value of the award to the team is US$38 million over five years, with a possible three-year extension.   

BioSP is often selected to serve as the foundation of a biometric system because of its maturity and proven performance, ease of configuration, and it's open, modular design. By building a system upon BioSP, stakeholders can be assured of enabling a solution that is reliable, interoperable, and future-proof. 

"BioSP is the leading biometric platform because of its rich feature set, rapid configurability, and proven reliability for mission-critical applications, all provided as an off-the-shelf software product," commented Rob Mungovan, Vice President Biometrics at Aware. "Aware is very pleased to again be working with Fujitsu, and to again see BioSP serve a central role in such an important biometric system."    

About Aware
Aware is a leading provider of biometrics software products and development services to governments, system integrators, and solution providers globally. Our products include SDKs, software components, workstation applications, and a modular, centralized, service-oriented platform. They fulfill a broad range of functions critical to biometric authentication and search, including face, fingerprint, iris, and voice capture, sample quality assurance, data compliance, capture hardware peripheral abstraction, centralized data processing and workflow, subsystem connectivity, and biometric matching algorithms. The products apply biometrics to enable identity-centric security solutions for applications including banking and payments, border management, credentialing and access control, intelligence and defense, and law enforcement. Aware is a publicly held company (Nasdaq: AWRE) based in Bedford, Massachusetts.

See Aware's website for more information about our biometrics software products.

Safe Harbor Warning

Portions of this release contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as estimates or projections of future revenue and earnings, and the growth of the biometrics markets. Aware wishes to caution you that there are factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results indicated by such statements.

Risk factors related to our business include, but are not limited to: i) our operating results may fluctuate significantly and are difficult to predict; ii) we derive a significant portion of our revenue from government customers, and our business may be adversely affected by changes in the contracting or fiscal policies of those governmental entities; iii) a significant commercial market for biometrics technology may not develop, and if it does, we may not be successful in that market; iv) we derive a significant portion of our revenue from third party channel partners; v) hardware revenue is likely to decline in future periods; vi) we face intense competition from other biometrics solution providers; vii) our business is subject to rapid technological change; viii) our software products may have errors, defects or bugs which could harm our business; ix) our business may be adversely affected by our use of open source software; x) we rely on third party software to develop and provide our solutions and significant defects in third party software could harm our business xi) our intellectual property is subject to limited protection; xi) we may be sued by third parties for alleged infringement of their proprietary rights; xiii) we must attract and retain key personnel; xiv) we rely on single sources of supply for certain components used in our hardware products; xv) our business may be affected by government regulations and adverse economic conditions; xvi) we may make acquisitions that could adversely affect our results, and xvii) we may have additional tax liabilities.

We refer you to the documents Aware files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 and other reports and filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Aware and BioSP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aware, Inc.

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