SOURCE: Fortified Holdings Corp.

April 28, 2008 08:00 ET

Fortified Holdings Appoints Kirk Hanson as CFO and Helen Tallaksen as Principal Accounting Officer

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Fortified Holdings Corp. (OTCBB: FFDH) ("Fortified" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirk Hanson as Chief Financial Officer and Helen Tallaksen as Principal Accounting Officer.

Brendan Reilly, Chairman and CEO, comments, "As Fortified continues to deliver on its long-term growth strategy, we are very excited to announce that we have enhanced our ability to manage the growth of our business with the addition of two seasoned veterans to Fortified's Financial and Accounting organization.

"With over seventeen years of executive management experience, Kirk Hanson has served in roles such as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Offer and Chief Financial Officer for several different government technology-focused integrators. Kirk's ability to develop enhanced systems for the financial and analytical management of our business will allow Fortified's senior management team to focus on growth and net earnings."

"In addition," Mr. Reilly continues, "with nineteen years of experience in both private and public accounting, Helen Tallaksen as Principal Accounting Officer is a former CPA with Coopers & Lybrand who subsequently served as the Corporate Controller and Director of Accounting within a number of NYSE and NASDAQ organizations. Her experience with business planning, mergers and acquisitions, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and SEC reporting ensures that Fortified has the skills required to manage the stringent requirements of a publicly held company as we deliver on our aggressive growth strategy for the balance of this year and into 2009."

The appointment of Mr. Hanson is in response to the recently announced resignation of Alan Hurwitz. "We are extremely thankful for the tremendous work Alan accomplished as CFO while we transitioned the merger of Z5 Technologies into Fortified Holdings and established the foundation for the company's financial and accounting operations. We were very fortunate to have his expertise and we wish Alan the very best as he returns to his former employer," stated Steve Cooper, President.

Fortified Holdings Corp. (OTCBB: FFDH)

Fortified Holdings Corp. is a diversified internationally focused holding company with a portfolio of dynamic and rapidly expanding industry leading business units servicing the needs of first responders, the military, relief organizations, high-risk industries and similar sectors. The current and 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. Visit our website at:

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Fortified Holdings Corp.
Brendan Reilly, CEO

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