December 08, 2009 08:01 ET

GardaWorld Awarded $100+ Million Diplomatic Security Contract

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2009) - GardaWorld, the Global Risks Group of Garda World Security Corporation (TSX:GW) (Garda), one of the most trusted Cash Logistics, Physical Security and Global Risk Consulting firms in the world , today announced it has been awarded a three-year contract valued at more than $100 million (USD) from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to provide security services for the British Embassy in Baghdad and the British Embassy Office in Basra.

The contract is for the provision of mobile security for embassy personnel traveling throughout Iraq in addition to static security of the Embassy in Baghdad and Basra.

"We are honored that the FCO has selected GardaWorld for all of its security services in Iraq," says GardaWorld President LeMarque Sheppard. "This most prestigious contract is a reflection of the experience, dedication and professionalism of our staff and we look forward to working with the FCO in its important mission in Iraq.

"GardaWorld is committed in its support for peace and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and throughout the Middle East, working with the Iraqis and the international community to deliver stability and improvements to the lives of people in the region," Mr. Sheppard continues. "We are proud of our ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients in support of their diplomatic, humanitarian and business objectives."


GardaWorld is a trusted security partner offering global risk consulting, market entry strategy, project risk assessment, contingency planning, close protection, crisis response, and risk analysis services to major relief agencies, corporations, and governments around the world. GardaWorld focuses on and assists clients in achieving strategic business objectives within a clearly defined operational framework and helps clients in delivering government-sponsored aid programs, infrastructure development governance support, economic development and national elections support. For more information on GardaWorld, visit


Garda (TSX:GW) is a global provider of cash logistics, global risk consulting and physical security services with headquarters in Montreal, Canada. The firm's 45,000 of 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. 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 and reach meet their corporate obligations. With proven experience and a commitment to ensuring the highest ethical standards in everything the Corporation does, Garda has earned a reputation for integrity, leadership, and uncompromising safety standards. Most importantly, Garda is a firm in which businesses, governments, and individual clients place their trust. For more information, visit:, and

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