SOURCE: Fortress International Group, Inc.

Fortress International Group, Inc.

August 12, 2009 18:18 ET

Fortress International Group, Inc. Receives Nasdaq Extension Notice to Regain Compliance With Majority of Independent Directors Rule

COLUMBIA, MD--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) - Fortress International Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIGI) ("Fortress"), a provider of consulting and engineering, construction management and 24/7/365 site services for mission-critical facilities, today announced that the Company has received a letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") granting the Company an extension to regain compliance with Rule 5605(b)(1) ("the Rule") of the Nasdaq Listing Rules, which relates to Nasdaq's majority of independent directors continued listing requirement.

As previously disclosed, on August 6, 2009, Mr. C. Thomas McMillen, a non-independent member of the Board of Directors, resigned from his position as Vice-Chairman and as a member of the Board of Directors. Following his resignation, the Company has three independent members and three non-independent members on its Board of Directors.

Also on August 6, 2009, Fortress submitted to Nasdaq a specific plan and timetable to achieve compliance with the Rule. Following review of this plan, Nasdaq has granted Fortress a cure period, allowing the Company additional time to regain compliance with the Rule, as follows: (i) until the earlier of the Company's next annual stockholders' meeting or June 30, 2010; or (ii) if the next annual stockholders' meeting is held before December 28, 2009, then the Company must evidence compliance no later than December 28, 2009. The Company is required to submit to Nasdaq documentation, including biographies of any new directors, evidencing compliance no later than the dates stated above.

About Fortress International Group, Inc.:

Fortress International Group, Inc. is leading mission-critical facilities into a new era of maximum uptime and efficiency. By combining the knowledge and experience of Total Site Solutions and Rubicon Professional Services, two experts in critical facilities infrastructure, Fortress provides consulting and engineering, construction management and 24/7/365 site services for the world's most technology dependent organizations. Serving as a trusted advisor, Fortress delivers the strategic guidance and pre-planning that makes every stage of the critical facility lifecycle more efficient. For those who own, lease or manage mission-critical facilities, Fortress provides innovative end-to-end capital management, energy, IT strategy, procurement, design, construction, implementation and operations solutions that optimize performance and reduce cost.

Fortress International Group, Inc. -- setting a new standard for the optimized critical facility.

Fortress International Group, Inc. is headquartered in Maryland, with offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visit: or call 888-321-4877.

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Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Thomas P. Rosato
    Chief Executive Officer
    Fortress International Group, Inc.
    Phone: (410) 423-7438

    Investor Relations:
    Kristen McNally
    The Piacente Group, Inc.
    Phone: (212) 481-2050