Garda World Security Corporation
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Garda World Security Corporation

March 09, 2012 09:00 ET

Garda Teams Up as Title Sponsor with Rising LPGA Star and Quebec Native Maude-Aimee LeBlanc in Drive to the Top

LPGA Rookie's bright future and strong ambition matches company's determination to reach no. 1 ranking in security and cash logistics sector

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2012) -

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Garda World Security Corporation ("Garda") (TSX:GW), one of the leading Security Solutions, Cash Logistics and Global Risk Consulting firms in the world, announced today its title sponsorship of Maude-Aimée LeBlanc - a Quebec native who burst onto the LPGA scene in December 2011. Ms. LeBlanc, an All-American college player who led Purdue University to win the 2010 NCAA Team Championship, turned professional in June 2011.

"As a young professional golfer, Maude-Aimée's career trajectory mirrors the history of our company - an up-and-coming young player who has established herself among the best in the game and who is on the way to the top," said Stephan Cretier, President & CEO. "Maude-Aimée will achieve her goals in the game of golf, while Garda will reach those same levels in the world of security services, cash logistics and global risk consulting."

Ms. LeBlanc, 23, began playing golf at age five when her father introduced her to the sport. By age nine, she was already winning golf tournaments. At 13, Ms. LeBlanc realized that with hard work, determination and focus on her performance, she could achieve great success in the sport she loves. With a scholarship from Purdue University, she won the 2006 International Junior Orange Bowl and the 2006 Canadian Junior Championship. She was named first team All-American by Golfweek; second team All-American by NGCA, and earned the Mary Fossum Award for lowest stroke average in the Big Ten. She was also first team All-Big Ten for the third-year straight and was Purdue's top-finisher in the national championship.

"Garda is a great Canadian company that's growing internationally and is, like me, performance driven and committed to excellence" Ms. LeBlanc said. "With their support as my main sponsor, I can focus on achieving the goals I have set for myself - being among the best golfers in the world - as the company strives to do the same in the security services and cash logistics industry."

Since its founding 16 years ago, Garda has grown into a major global force in providing security services and cash logistics solutions to businesses and governments around the world. The company focuses on establishing security platforms and continually improving them with a combination of business development, operational excellence, and focused entrepreneurial leadership. In late 2011, Garda established its U.S. Cash Logistics headquarters in Boca Raton, FL.

ABOUT GARDA

Garda (TSX:GW) is a global provider of Security Solutions, Cash Logistics and Global Risk Consulting. With headquarters in Montreal, Canada, the firm's 45,000 dedicated professionals, among the most highly qualified and best-trained in the industry, serve clients in countries throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Garda works with clients in a broad range of sectors and industries including financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers, insurance companies, governments, humanitarian relief organizations, natural resources, construction and telecommunications.

The company's decentralized management philosophy and structure encourages employees to be entrepreneurial and performance-driven in their approach to client service and the pursuit of excellence in all they do. Garda's global experts take the time to fully understand their clients' business goals and objectives in order to customize solutions with strong local engagement that meet their needs.

As a result, clients can improve operational performance, meet their business obligations, and achieve their corporate objectives. With proven experience and a commitment to ensuring the highest ethical standards in everything the company does, Garda has earned a reputation for integrity, leadership and uncompromising safety standards. Most importantly, businesses, governments, and individual clients place their trust in Garda. For more information, visit: garda.com.

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