EyeLock Inc. Announces Appointment of Retired United States Navy Admiral, Robert J. Natter, to Board of Directors

Jul 16, 2012, 09:00 ET from EyeLock Inc.

NEW YORK, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock Inc. (http://www.eyelock.com), a leading provider of iris-based identity authentication solutions, announced today that decorated defense veteran Admiral Robert J. Natter has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Admiral Natter is currently President of R.J. Natter & Associates, LLC, a nationwide consulting and advocacy firm specializing in corporate and defense strategy.

Admiral Natter brings more than 35 years of military and defense leadership to the Board, as well as an unparalleled knowledge of homeland security issues. Throughout his distinguished Navy career, he served as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, the first Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the first Commander of all U.S. Navy and Coast Guard homeland defense forces under the U.S. Northern Command, and the Commander-in-Chief of the NATO Western Atlantic Command.

"At the core of our business is the acknowledgment and understanding of the security threats that face our nation today – from identity theft to financial fraud.  EyeLock's technology provides solutions to many of these pressing issues," said Jim Demitrieus, Chief Executive Officer of EyeLock Inc. "Admiral Natter has a rich background in the defense and homeland security sectors, and as a member of our Board he will help reinforce our ongoing commitment to create the best offering that addresses both domestic and international security concerns."

"I have been in the defense sector for decades, and until now, I had not seen a technology as robust and accurate – with the potential to secure our identities and our nation – as the offering EyeLock has created," said Admiral Robert J. Natter. "The EyeLock suite of identity authentication and security solutions marks a turning point in the way both private and public entities think about defense. I look forward to joining a Board of innovative leaders to help shape the way identity is authenticated, both at home and abroad."

Admiral Natter's military decorations include the Silver Star Medal and the Purple Heart, among others. His personal honors include the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun Medal; the Order of National Security Medal from the President of the Republic of Korea; the 2003 Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the 2003 Ted Williams Military Achievement Award; and the 2004 Distinguished Sea Service Leader of the Year award by the Naval Order of the United States. He was awarded Master's degrees in Business Management and International Relations, and is the fifth recipient of the Naval War College's Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award. He was elected in 2012 as Chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board. He also serves on the Board of the National SEAL Museum.

About EyeLock Inc.

EyeLock Inc. is a leading technology provider of iris-based identity management products and technology solutions. Transforming the way identities are authenticated and protected, the Company offers a broad suite of breakthrough solutions for the identity management, access control, border control and logical access sectors.

The proprietary, iris-based identity management solutions are cost-effective, scalable and easy-to-use iris recognition systems that operate while a person is in motion and at a distance. EyeLock delivers products and solutions where privacy, convenience and security are synonymous.

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