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SAN DIEGO, California – May 16, 2016 – ImageWare Systems, Inc. (ImageWare or IWS) (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has appointed Dana Kammersgard to its board of directors effective 05/13/2016. His appointment expands the board to 8 members, with 7 serving independently.

Kammersgard currently serves as the executive vice president at Seagate Technology, a global leader in data storage solutions, where he is responsible for all storage system-related products and strategies. He previously served in a number of senior management positions at Dot Hill System Corp, a subsidiary of Seagate Technology and a manufacturer of data storage systems, lastly as the company’s President, CEO and Director. At Dot Hill, Kammersgard helped lead the company from a small private organization to become a leading data storage company with over 300 employees, and eventually playing a significant role in the sale of the company to Seagate for $694 million in October 2015.

Prior to Dot Hill System, Kammersgard co-founded Artecon, where he held various leadership positions and was director at the time of the company’s eventual merger with Box Hill Systems Corp. to form Dot Hill Systems in 1999. He received a B.A. degree in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.

“Dana has a track record for taking small organizations and substantially growing them to be leaders in their respective industries,” said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. “Dana will be a valuable asset to ImageWare as we look to expose our technology to the large commercial market and seize on the opportunity in the growing biometric space. We look forward to his strategic advice that will help us maintain and improve on our footing as the go-to organization for biometric identity management.”

Kammersgard commented: “ImageWare offers the most unique multi-modal biometric solutions in the market and continues innovating its products in ways that allow it to stay ahead of the competition. I expect to utilize my experience growing smaller organizations and applying those same past successes to ImageWare as the company looks to expand its footprint in the commercial market.”

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare’s patented biometric product line includes a highly scalable, multi-modal biometric engine capable of working with a wide array of sensors, modalities, and algorithms. ImageWare’s identity management products are used for secure credentials, national IDs, passports, driver’s licenses, and smart cards as well as both application and physical access control systems. ImageWare products support a wide range of biometric modalities including face, voice, fingerprint, eye, DNA, and more.
ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Ontario, and Mexico. For more information about ImageWare Systems, Inc., please visit

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