SOURCE: Perla Group International

Perla Group International

December 07, 2010 08:30 ET

Perla Group International Secures $2.8 Million in Government Contracts

Perla Armored Cars Wins $1 Million in U.S. Military Contracts for Three Separate Orders -- K-9 Division Awarded $1.8 Million for Iraqi Police Force

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - Perla Group International Inc., (PINKSHEETS: ETGS) an emerging leader in the international military, police and security solutions sectors, today announced it has been awarded separate government contracts valued at $2.8 million. The Company, which recently completed a reverse merger with Elm Technologies Inc., a publicly listed developmental stage company, said that during the past 30 days its Armored Car division has secured three separate orders from the U.S. Military in Afghanistan for armored vehicles. These orders, valued at $1 million, are the result of direct bids.

Additionally the Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a total of 143 "trained and certified" Explosives Detection Dogs. The first group of 23 will be delivered this month with the balance to be delivered in 2011. The dogs will be utilized by the Iraqi Police Force. That contract is valued at $1.8 million.

"Obviously it's gratifying to be awarded any government contract," said Charles D'Alberto, CEO and founder of Perla Group International. "These orders underscore the recognition that Perla has achieved on an international basis for the finest quality products and services. We will continue to aggressively pursue all such opportunities as part of our short- and long-term goal of creating shareholder value."

Perla Group International was founded in 2007 by D'Alberto after having established himself in the market with a reputation of being first to market with innovative, "best of breed" products and services. Perla International Group is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with regional offices in Dubai, UAE, and Kabul, Afghanistan. The Company plans to have established offices in Melbourne, Australia, and Lagos, Nigeria early in 2011. The Company has applied for a new stock symbol and will continue to trade under (PINKSHEETS: ETGS) until the new symbol is approved.

Through its four wholly owned subsidiaries, Perla Group International offers leading edge products and services in aviation, telecom, armored vehicles and K-9 services in the burgeoning military, police and security sectors.

Perla Telecoms Group has positioned itself as a total 'turnkey' solutions developer and provider. It will remain independent as to have the ability to work with the many leading services providers in the industry. From large Telcos to small SMEs, network integrators, military customers, and any company wanting a specialist solution or product.

Perla Aviation -- primarily in the Middle East, the division provides a host of aviation services include charters, sales and leasing of aircraft; aircraft repair and maintenance. Perla Aviation is the exclusive distributor for the AK1-3 helicopter known industry wide as the finest two seat helicopter available.

Perla Armored Cars -- This entity specializes in armored VIP Mercedes Benz, as well as 4 x 4s, APCs, Cash in Transit, Buses and ATVs. The division has recently secured direct supply contracts with the US military, and has plans to expand rapidly with a view to investing in manufacturing facilities in both the Middle East and the USA.

Perla K-9 Services -- Through the world renowned Von Forell facilities in Melbourne, Australia Perla offers the finest breed dogs trained under the best in the industry. Perla K-9 services are utilized by law enforcement and as detection dogs. They conduct training seminars as well as tactical, anti-terrorism and security training services.

D'Alberto said that although the Company's divisions operate independently they work together quite often and cross pollinate as customers of one division are quick to take advantage of products

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About Perla Group International

Perla Group International is an emerging leader in the international military, police and security solutions sectors. It was established with the vision to become the industry's leading turnkey solutions developer and services provider. Perla Group's success is built on a combination of the trust, backing and support of top industry specialists and a talented team's unwavering commitment to service excellence. With its four divisions; Perla Telecoms, Perla Aviation, Perla Armored Cars and Perla K-9 Services, it places Perla Group in a unique position to service many of its existing clients with multiple value added services and thereby attract key new clients.

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