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TASER International, Inc.

May 17, 2012 07:30 ET

Ohio State Highway Patrol Purchases 485 TASER X26 ECDs

Austin Police Department Purchases 100 TASER X26 ECDs

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced several large follow-on orders.

TASER received the first order from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy (OH) for 485 TASER X26 ECDs.

The second order received is from the Austin Police Department (TX) for 100 TASER X26 ECDs with extended warranties and various related accessories.

The Company also received two large orders for more than 30,000 TASER® cartridges from domestic customers. No further customer information is being given at this time.

These orders are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2012.

"We're confident that deploying more of our TASER devices with these long-time customers will provide officers with a safe and effective use of force option with enhanced accountability measures and product effectiveness," said Rick Smith, CEO and founder of TASER International, Inc. "We're proud that our technology continues to provide a return on its investment by saving lives, reducing injuries to officers and suspects, and reducing excessive use of force claims."

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About TASER International, Inc.

TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) is a global provider of safety technologies that protect life and protect truth. More than 16,800 public safety agencies in 107 countries rely on TASER® electronic control devices (ECDs) and AXON on-officer camera systems to help protect and serve. Today, the use of TASER ECDs has saved more than 89,000 lives from potential death or serious injury while TASER innovations benefit individuals and families too, providing personal protection and accountability while maintaining regard for life. Since 1994, more than 244,000 individuals have relied on TASER technology as a means for effective personal safety. Learn more about TASER International and its solutions at and or by calling (800) 978-2737. Be a part of the TASER community by joining us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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