SOURCE: GVI Security Solutions, Inc.

May 20, 2008 10:40 ET

GVI Security Solutions Expands North American Sales Team as It Accelerates Marketing Plan With Samsung Electronics

CARROLLTON, TX--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - GVI Security Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GVSS), a leading provider of video security surveillance solutions featuring the complete Samsung Electronics line of products, announced appointments for two newly created positions in their North American Sales team. Jennifer Kough was named National Accounts Sales Manager for Central and West Region and Peter Prior was named North West Regional Sales Manager.

"We are very excited about expanding our sales team with two such highly respected industry sales professionals as Jennifer Kough and Peter Prior," said Michael D. Capulli, GVI Security Solutions Sr. VP of Sales, North America. "Their highly successful industry track record for producing significant sales growth makes them both great additions as we continue to implement our previously announced marketing and sales expansion plans with our strategic partners at Samsung Electronics."

Jennifer Kough has over 15 years experience as a sales professional in the security industry, most recently as Sales Manager/Senior Business Development at SecureNet Inc. where she led sales teams achieving high growth and spearheaded the implementation of new technologies. Previously, she co-owned a sales representative firm specializing in the security industry.

Peter Prior has over 20 years of experience in the Electronic Security & Surveillance industry working on both the dealer/integrator and distribution segments of the business. Most recently he was a Sales Engineer and Executive with the former Honeywell Security Monitoring group where he specialized in access and video integrated systems. His tenure also includes sales and management roles with ADI, plus a decade of experience as a technician, project manager and service manager for mid-size integration companies specializing in access control, CCTV and fire systems.

About GVI Security Solutions, Inc.

GVI Security Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of video surveillance security solutions to the homeland security, institutional and commercial market segments.

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Some of the statements made by GVI Security Solutions, Inc. in this press release are forward looking in nature. Forward-looking statements in this press release are not promises or guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein. GVI Security Solutions, Inc. believes that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: reliance on primary supplier; concentration of customers; credit limits imposed by primary supplier; effective integration of recently acquired operations and personnel; expansion risks; effective internal processes and systems; the ability to attract and retain high quality employees; changes in the overall economy; rapid change in technology; the number and size of competitors in its markets; outstanding indebtedness; control of the Company by principal stockholders; law and regulatory policy; the mix of products and services offered in the company's target markets; and other factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 currently on file, as well as the risk that projected business opportunities will fail to materialize or will be delayed.

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