SOURCE: FacePrint Global Solutions

February 21, 2006 06:30 ET

Internationally Acclaimed Forensic Artist Lois Gibson Joins FacePrint Global Solutions Team

FRESNO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2006 -- Lois Gibson, one of the world's leading forensic artists -- and a veteran with the Houston Police Department, who has appeared on NBC's "Dateline" and ABC's "Barbara Walters Special" -- has joined FacePrint Global Solutions (FGS) (OTC BB: FCPG) as Chairperson of the Company's Advisory Board.

Gibson, a 24-year veteran with the Houston Police Department, also works with the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and other investigative organizations. The Guinness Book of World Records has awarded Gibson with a Certificate in Forensic Art to mark her accomplishment of being the most successful forensic artist on the planet. In her 24 years with Houston Police, Gibson's drawings have helped nab over 1,091 criminals.

"It is an honor to be working in collaboration with FGS because they are a group of people who really want to make a difference in the fight against crime," said Gibson, who traveled to Fresno last week to meet with FGS officials, and to have a sneak peek at the demo version of EZ-FACE, the company's 3D facial imagery software, due for release this year.

Gibson described EZ-FACE as "stunning and shockingly wonderful." She said it will inject greater credibility into the domain of facial composites among law enforcement agencies, who often don't have the resources or are too cash-strapped to hire artists to interview crime victims and quickly produce composites. "Anything that helps put criminals behind bars is a plus," said Gibson, whose work appears regularly on FOX Television's "America's Most Wanted." "EZ-FACE will make a big difference, and I applaud this amazing software."

"Lois brings instant credibility, and she has a track record that is the envy of the forensics and law enforcement communities everywhere," said FGS President and CEO Pierre Cote, who worked with Gibson in 1999 when "FACES, The Ultimate Composite Picture" was released.

Gibson is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors and the FBI Academy's Forensic Artist Course. She also teaches at Northwestern University. Her near-death experience as the victim of a serial rapist fuels her passion for catching criminals and was the inspiration behind her 2005 book, "Faces of Evil," which details her life and career.

Gibson has appeared in many national publications, such as Oprah Winfrey's magazine O and Readers Digest, and has appeared on CNN's "Paula Zahn Now," "Dateline NBC," the Discovery Channel, "Unsolved Mysteries" and National Public Radio. Her work has also appeared on "Barbara Walters Special" and "Montel Williams," and can be seen on her Web site at

About FacePrint Global Solutions, Inc.: FGS marshals the considerable talent and experience of its high-tech team of professionals towards the creation of imaginative technology solutions to address the critical needs in facial recognition related to identity verification, crime-prevention and worldwide efforts against terrorism. FGS is developing a new methodology and industry standard called the "E-DNA Bioprint Coding System"™, for the transmission of data related to individual faces. Grounded in biometrics, FGS's solutions encompass a unique composite-picture driven facial recognition system, as presently demanded by both the private and public sectors. FGS's goal is to become a major provider of technologies, applications and products for identity authentication and validation. FGS is headquartered in Fresno, California. (

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