SOURCE: Fortified Holdings Corp.

November 06, 2007 00:30 ET

Fortified Holdings Announces Appointment of Steven I. Cooper as President

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - Fortified Holdings Corp. (OTCBB: FFDH) ("Fortified Holdings" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Steven I. Cooper, recently the CIO of the American Red Cross and former CIO of the Department of Homeland Security, has agreed to join the Company as President, effective November 1, 2007.

Fortified Holding's CEO, Brendan T. Reilly stated, "Steve Cooper brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom to Fortified Holdings. His experiences gained as the first CIO of the Department of Homeland Security and more recently as the CIO of the largest humanitarian organization in the United States -- the American Red Cross, will offer a new level of oversight, influence and expertise as Fortified Holdings accelerates the pace towards bringing our unique and innovative solutions to the marketplace. Steve will be focused on identifying acquisition targets for Fortified Holdings and helping our subsidiaries expand their market reach. We're excited and honored that he has agreed to join the Fortified Holdings team."

Prior to his position as CIO of the American Red Cross, Mr. Cooper was appointed by President Bush as the first CIO of the Department of Homeland Security (February 2003). Steve and his team had responsibility for the information technology assets supporting 190,000 federal employees of the 22 agencies now comprising the new department. Their efforts focused on integrating new and existing sources of essential homeland security information via proven and emerging technologies and in full compliance with the broader values of privacy, civil liberties and openness.

Previously, Mr. Cooper was appointed in March 2002 as a Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and served as Senior Director for Information Integration in the White House Office of Homeland Security. In this role, he launched the development of the National Enterprise Architecture for Homeland Security to address information integration within the federal government and the sharing of security information with local, state and relevant private sector entities.

Regarding his appointment, Steve Cooper commented today that, "I am excited and honored to join Fortified Holdings as its new President. For the past year I have been an advisor to Z5 Technologies during which time it was acquired and rebranded as Fortified DataCom, and I have seen the company's business plan evolve and begin to effectively deliver its product solutions to major first responder organizations like the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Army, FEMA and the U.S Coast Guard amongst others. Fortified now has an opportunity to experience exponential growth as we move ahead together and focus on identifying undervalued, synergistic, technology-driven companies in an effort to combine smaller market leaders into a larger globally focused organization."

Mr. Cooper's appointment is effective immediately. For more information, please contact investor relations at: 1-800-713-3170.

Fortified Holdings Corp. (OTCBB: FFDH)

Fortified Holdings Corp. (www.fortifiedholdings.com) aims to become a diversified internationally focused holding company with a portfolio of dynamic and rapidly expanding industry leading subsidiaries servicing the needs of first responders, the military, relief organizations, high-risk industries and similar sectors. It completed the acquisition of its first such business, Z5 Technologies, in September 2007. The proposed business units and the portfolio companies within them will all share a common goal of designing, developing, manufacturing and globally marketing products and solutions designed to enhance the ability of personnel in this sector to collaborate, to provide improved security services, and to respond to individuals and communities in need at times of crisis.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, expectations, beliefs, plans and objectives regarding future activities. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Fortified Holdings to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop future assets, the ability to fund operations and changes in consumer and business consumption habits and other factors over which Fortified Holdings Corp., or any affiliates, has little or no control.

Fortified Holdings Corp.
Brendan Reilly, CEO

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