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WISEKEY APPOINTS HANS J. SCHWAB AS CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

October 2, 2018

WISEKEY APPOINTS HANS J. SCHWAB AS CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Geneva, Switzerland, October 2, 2018: WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”, SIX: WIHN, OTCQX: WIKYY), a leading cybersecurity and IoT company announced today that it has appointed Hans J. Schwab as its Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Schwab brings more than 30 years of experience in areas of technology, institutional and government relations with a focus, over the past decade, on developing multi-stakeholder tools and applications to disrupt counterfeiting, illicit trade and fraud. Prior to joining WISeKey, Mr. Schwab co-founded and founded a number of ventures. He spent ten years in various management positions at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, including as a member of the executive board, and seven years in senior management positions with a Swiss multinational corporation.

Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s Founder and CEO noted, “We are thrilled to have Hans joining our team. His diverse background managing complex processes within start-ups, corporations and institutions combined with his in-depth knowledge of secure traceability and blockchain applications will be highly valuable as we continue to build upon the solid foundations for WISeKey’s global growth and expansion.”

Hans Schwab added, “I’m excited to join the WISeKey organization and help Carlos and his executive team consolidate past and future acquisitions, optimize and align technological resources and support the company’s global expansion. WISeKey is ideally positioned to provide its clients with robust, secure and trusted solutions through its digital identity and blockchain ecosystems.”

About WISeKey:WISeKey (SIX: WIHN; OTCQX: WIKYY) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. 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.

Disclaimer: This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd WISeKey Investor Relations (US) Company Contact: Carlos Moreira Contact: Lena Cati Chairman & CEO The Equity Group Inc. Tel: +41 22 594 3000 Tel: +1 212 836-9611 info@wisekey.com lcati@equityny.com

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