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WISe.ART to auction iconic NFT of Antonio Banderas at the 2022 Starlite Porcelanosa Gala Ceremony in Marbella on August 14, 2022

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Wisekey International Holding SA
Wisekey International Holding SA

WISe.ART to auction iconic NFT of Antonio Banderas
at the 2022 Starlite Porcelanosa Gala Ceremony
in Marbella on August 14, 2022

The NFT created by world-renowned artist Pedro Sandoval will be auction during the Starlite Porcelanosa Gala in Marbella, Spain with simultaneous broadcasting in Times Square, New York.

Funds to be raised from this NFT will be supporting projects of the Starlite Foundation and the Lágrimas y Favores Foundation, founded by Antonio Banderas.

Marbella, New York, Geneva - August 12, 2022 - WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain and IoT company, announced today that it will be auctioning an NFT featuring actor, entrepreneur and author, Antonio Banderas.

The secured WISe.Art NFT multichain platform, aims to present NFTs which tell a story of integrity towards society. The NFT created by world-renowned artist Pedro Sandoval will be shown digitally in Times Square in NYC.

The NFT will be showcased at the Starlite Porcelanosa Gala Ceremony on August 14, 2022, in Marbella, Spain. The Starlite Porcelanosa Gala is held annually (since 2010) on the first Saturday in August in Marbella at the spectacular open air auditorium of the Starlite Festival at Cantera de Nagüeles (Nagüeles Quarry on the lower slopes of Sierra Blanca mountain).   The Starlite Porcelanosa Gala was a platform created by Sandra García-Sanjuán supported by Antonio Banderas to collect funds for chosen charities.

Following the 2021 event, the Foundation announced it had raised over 3 million euros during the Galas 12-year lifespan Logistical support for the Starlite Gala is provided by Starlite (Festival) Productions which provides its on-site team support and production assistance.

The proceeds from this NFT will be used to support projects of the Starlite Foundation founded by Sandra García-Sanjuán and the Lágrimas y Favores Foundation, founded by Antonio Banderas.

During the same Gala, two additional unique NFTs created by the artist Pedro Sandoval will be auctioned for the benefit of the Starlite foundation titled "La Madonna el niño y el mini yoda" and "El Hijo de Matias" - both will include their physical artwork, silkscreen/olio/lino of 169x296 for the first and a 130x70 gold/bronze sculpture for the second of.

Antonio Banderas said, “It is incredible how the world is changing so fast, being able to use NFT technology to help people and at the same time having a work of art is a privilege, I hope many more people join the movement.”

Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey, noted, “WISeKey’s NFT technology ensures that besides an authenticated and signed version of the actual digital asset, an irreversible link to the physical object can be created by providing a proof of ownership, provenance and relevant contracts describing future use and monetization streams remain forever and immutably verifiable on the blockchain. WISe.ART Marketplace platform, powered and secured by WISeKey’s own security technology, binds irrevocably physical objects to their digital assets in a safe end-to-end process, and includes permanent secured storage of the NFTs.

About WISe.ART:
WISe.Art is a fully-fledged marketplace. It can connect all actors of the arts industry. Our white-labeling options and special NFT designs create authenticated and signed versions of the actual digital asset, establish an irreversible link to the physical object, provide proof of ownership, provenance, and allow use of smart contracts.

The WISe.Art NFT platform is fully secured by WISeKey’s innovative security technologies, enabling the authentication of digital assets in a safe end-to-end process based on our experience and proven expertise in this domain.

About WISeKey:
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.).  WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

About Starlite Foundation:
The Starlite Foundation is the international philanthropic platform of the Starlite Group, whose mission is to offer real opportunities for development, education and inclusion to those individuals, families and communities that need it most. To achieve this, we have the support of important national and international businessmen, personalities and artists.

Its main event is the night of the Starlite Solidarity Gala where, in addition to being the main fundraising moment for the Foundation’s social projects, it is a night where the solidarity commitment of figures with a solid social dedication is recognized, as with their fame, influence and media power actively help the most disadvantage.

About Pedro Sandoval:
Pedro José Sandoval is a Venezuelan artist known for his abstract neo-expressionist artwork. Much of his work deals with color, movement, and texture. His work is in the permanent collection of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. He lives and works between Madrid, Berlin, and New York City.

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact:  Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com

WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact:  Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

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