SOURCE: Medina International Holdings, Inc.

April 23, 2008 09:00 ET

Medina International Holdings, Inc. Names Michael J. Gallo, President and CEO of Kelly Space & Technology, to Its Board of Directors

SAN BERNARDINO, CA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Medina International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: MIHI) announced today that it has appointed Michael J. Gallo, President and CEO of Kelly Space & Technology, Inc., to its Board of Directors. Kelly Space & Technology is currently Medina's exclusive distributor for watercraft sales to the United States Department of Defense (DOD), and a non-exclusive distributor for other, non-DOD customers, not limited to the boundaries of the United States.

"We are pleased that Mr. Gallo has accepted our invitation to join Medina's Board of Directors," commented Daniel Medina, President and CEO of Medina International Holdings, Inc. "His vast experience with military contracting, manufacturing and sales will add new depth to our organization and assist us in fulfilling our business strategy; selling boats into the military channel, both domestically and internationally."

Gallo began his career as an officer in the United States Air Force, managing military airlift command facility design and operations at Norton Air Force Base, in San Bernardino, CA. He worked as Director of Program Control for the TRW Launch Services Organization; and, in 1993 he co-founded Kelly Space & Technology, Inc., a commercial Reusable Launch Vehicle, aerospace, energy and homeland security technology development company, where he currently serves as President and CEO.

Gallo provides leadership to the commercial, civil and military space community as a founding member, the past Chairman and current Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the California Space Authority (CSA), an organization that serves as the space policy advisor to the State of California and represents California's diverse space enterprise community. Gallo also serves as the Arrowhead Section Chairman of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

"I am pleased to accept this position with Medina International Holdings and I look forward to providing expanded opportunities for Medina's specialty watercraft applications," said Michael J. Gallo, President and CEO of Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. "Kelly Space and I are excited about the bright future of Medina International and are committed to building and broadening our product lines and customer base."

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.

More information on Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. is available at: www.kellyspace.com.

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.

For more information, visit http://www.medinaih.com and http://www.medinamarine.com.

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.

Contact Information

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    Medina International Holdings, Inc.

    Daniel Medina
    President
    (909) 522-4414

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    Mark Moline
    (760) 458-4899