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WISeKey settles Cash Fee for GEM Share Subscription Facility

Zug, Switzerland, [6] March 2017

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (SIX: WIHN) (“WISeKey“) announced today that it has agreed with Global Emerging Markets (“GEM“) on March 3, 2017, to issue up to 342,857 new registered shares, par value CHF 0.05 each (the “Class B Shares“) as a settlement of the CHF1,200,000 cash fee due to GEM under the Share Subscription Facility Agreement (“SSF“) executed by and between WISeKey and GEM on January 19, 2016.

WISeKey will issue the new Class B Shares out of its existing authorized share capital on a non-preemptive rights basis further to receiving listing approval from the SIX Exchange Regulation.

The new Class B Shares will be issued at an issue price calculated based on the volume-weighted average price of the Class B Shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange, with a minimum issue price of CHF 3.50 and a maximum issue price of CHF 4.30.

For further information, please contact:

Company Contact:
Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611

About WISeKey

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale Internet of Things (“IoT”) digital identity ecosystems and has become a pioneer of the “4th Industrial Revolution”. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) integrates wearable technology with secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, and empowers IoT and wearable devices to become secure transactional devices. The RoT serves as a common trust anchor, which is recognized by the operating system and applications, to ensure the authenticity, confidentiality and integrity of on-line transactions. With the cryptographic RoT embedded on the device, the IoT product manufacturers can use code-signing certificates and a cloud-based signature as a service to secure interactions among objects and between objects and people. WISeKey has patented this process in the USA as it is currently used by many IoT providers.

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