SOURCE: Medina International Holdings, Inc.

December 10, 2007 09:30 ET

Medina International Holding's Exclusive Department of Defense (DOD) Contractor Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. Comments on Maritime Security Expo

SAN BERNARDINO, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - Medina International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: MIHI) recently attended the Maritime Security Expo in New York, NY. The Company invited its partner, Kelly Space & Technology, Inc., to join them at the booth. The response to the Company's boats was enthusiastic, generating a lot of interest and potential sales for watercraft.

Erich Lewis, Program Manager for Kelly Space & Technology, commented, "The International Maritime Securities Conference gave Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. (KST) an opportunity to speak with people in the fire, rescue and patrol business. We discovered that the needs and concerns varied greatly between departments and geographical locations. Some departments were focused on the speed and agility of the Medina boat, while others inquired about details on routine maintenance and spare part procurement. Both were described as straightforward and employ common tools and parts." He continued, "The attributes of the Medina boat that were most noteworthy with the attendees was the ability to run in shallow water (12" deep), speed across rough water, rugged yet stable hull design and the exceptional performance of the fire nozzle. This gave KST a better understanding of the issues faced by first responder personnel.

"These attributes carried over equally to those attendees who were either from or who represent business interests of those outside of the United States. These individuals in particular expressed keen interest with Kelly Space & Technology being registered with the State Department and able to navigate the complexities of international procurement, which allow ease of the acquisition process in the global market. Another aspect that Kelly Space & Technology brings to Medina Marine is that KST is an authorized prime contractor that meets Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) requirements and standards for Department of Defense procurement and contract administration. Therefore, Kelly Space & Technology provides the ability to administer funding from virtually any source."

Daniel Medina, CEO of Medina International Holdings, Inc., stated, "It was great having Kelly Space & Technology with us at the show. Their status as an approved DOD contractor with extensive acquisition and funding experience positions us solidly to deliver our boats to those looking to add to their fleets." He added, "We feel this partnership adds immensely to our ability to penetrate the military markets effectively. We are thankful to Kelly Space & Technology for their confidence and support in our company and our products."

As stated in a previous press release, Medina entered into an agreement on August 22, 2007 with Kelly Space & Technology, Inc., a California Corporation, to be the company's exclusive distributor for watercraft sales to the United States Department of Defense (DOD). The Agreement also provides Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. with a non-exclusive distributorship for other, non-DOD customers, not limited to the boundaries of the United States. The agreement between the company and Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. will be effective for a period of five (5) years from the date of the signed agreement with an option for Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. to renew the agreement for an additional five (5) year period.

About Kelly Space & Technology, Inc.

Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. (KST) is a privately held commercial aerospace systems and technology development company with a vision to create and commercialize technologies that will open space to large-scale commercial development and apply these space technologies to beneficial use on Earth. KST has established the Aerospace Research & Development Center (ARDC) at the San Bernardino International Airport to mature and deploy critical technologies that provide advancements in aviation, space, homeland security, energy generation and related technologies for both military and commercial system applications. KST also operates the "Jet & Rocket Engine Test Site" (JRETS) on the former Norton Air Force Base.

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About Medina International Holdings, Inc.

Medina International Holdings, Inc. produces commercial fire, rescue, police and patrol boats utilizing the highest design and performance standards. The company's products combine safety, power, handling and stability with a proprietary hull design and equipment features that address specific niche markets.

With thousands of miles of waterways in the United States alone, opportunities for fire, search and rescue, and patrol boats are abundant. The potential addressable global market for these types of watercraft is in the billions of dollars, which presents exponential potential growth opportunities for the company.

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This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), including statements regarding potential sales, the success of the company's business, as well as statements that include the word "believe" or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Medina International Holdings, Inc. to differ materially from those implied or expressed by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the risk factors included in Medina's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the currently fiscal year and any subsequent reports filed with the SEC under the Exchange Act. This press release speaks as of the date first set forth above and the company assumes no responsibility to update the information included herein for events occurring after the date hereof. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to factors such as the lack of capital, inability to timely develop of products or services, inability to deliver products or services when ordered, inability of potential customers to pay for ordered products or services, and political and economic risks inherent in domestic and international trade.

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