Sweden's Fingerprint Cards says information on Samsung bid false

Reuters

STOCKHOLM, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The chief executive ofSweden's Fingerprint Cards said on Friday informationthat Korean electronics firm Samsung would buy thefirm was false.

"A false press release has gone out," Fingerprint Cards CEOJohan Carlstrom told Reuters.

He said that the Swedish company had not had any discussionswith the Korean firm.

Earlier on Friday, information distributor Cision sent out apress release saying Samsung would buy Fingerprint cards for$650 million in cash.

Fingerprint develops and produces biometric fingerprintverification technology.

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