Pacific Safety Products Inc.

Pacific Safety Products Inc.

July 07, 2009 06:00 ET

Pacific Safety Products Inc. Announces $2.2 Million USD Contract Award and $1.4M USD of Additional Financing

KANATA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 7, 2009) - Pacific Safety Products Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PSP) ("PSP" or "the Company") today announced a contract award valued at $2.2 million USD from a U.S. Government Agency for the supply of protective products. The Company expects to complete deliveries under this contract over the next three months. Manufacturing will occur in the Company's U.S. plant in Dover, Tennessee and will be branded under GH Armor Systems; the Company's U.S. brand.

The Company also announced that it has secured a $1.4 million USD operating line with a Tennessee financial institution.

Chief Executive Officer, David Scott commented; "This order, won in open competition, will assist our efforts in expanding the customer base for our GH Armor line in the U.S. The revenue from this contract has been factored into our fiscal 2010 revenue projections, recently noted in the media release of June 26, 2009.

Mr. Scott also commented; "Prior to establishing the new operating line, PSP financed the U.S. business solely with internal resources. We are therefore extremely pleased to be able to secure external financing. We also believe that our ability to secure financing in the current economic environment reflects the progress we have been able to achieve in our U.S. operation."

About PSP

The mission statement of Pacific Safety Products Inc. is ...we bring everyday heroes home safely™. PSP is an established industry leader in the production, distribution and sale of high-performance and high-quality safety products for the defence and security market. These products include body armour to protect against ballistic, stab and fragmentation threats, ballistic blankets to reduce blast effects, and protective products against chemical and biological hazards. PSP is the largest soft body armour manufacturer in Canada, directly supplying the Canadian Department of Defence, Federal Government Agencies and major Canadian law enforcement organizations. The Company also provides specialized law enforcement and safety products through APS Distributors, a division of PSP that services law enforcement and public safety agencies across the country. The Company, through its U.S. subsidiary Sentry Armor Systems Inc., provides body armour products to U.S. based law enforcement and private security firms. The Company also produces tactical clothing and emergency medical kits. Pacific Safety Products is a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Canada and publicly trades under the symbol PSP on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Forward Looking Statements: This news release may contain forward looking statements based on management's expectations, estimates and projections. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about the Company's strategy for growth, product development, market position, expected expenditures, results of cost reduction initiatives and financial results are forward looking statements. Some of the forward looking statements may be identified by words like "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "intends", "projects", "indicates", and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors, including those discussed more fully elsewhere in this release and in documents filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission, the Alberta Securities Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission, the TSX Venture Exchange, as well as others, could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated. These factors include, but are not limited to the potential impact of the current economic downturn on the Company's business, the unpredictability of purchasing patterns by governmental agencies, the possibility of a deterioration in the Company's working capital position, the impact on the Company's liquidity if it were to go offside of the covenants in its debt facilities, the impact that changes in supplier payment terms or slow payment of accounts receivable could have on the Company's liquidity, the unavailability of or increase in price of external capital to finance the Company's research, development and growth initiatives, changes in the laws, regulations, policies and economic conditions, including inflation, interest and foreign currency exchange rates fluctuations of countries in which the Company does business; competitive pressures; successful integration of structural changes or downsizing initiatives, including restructuring plans, acquisitions, divestitures and alliances; cost of raw material, the uncertainty associated with the outcome of research and development of new products, including regulatory approval and market acceptance; and seasonality of sales in some products.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Pacific Safety Products Inc.
    David Scott
    Chief Executive Officer
    (613) 254-9488 ext. 322