SOURCE: Somerset International Group, Inc.

February 28, 2008 08:45 ET

Somerset International Hires Lance K. Berkheimer as President of Meadowlands Fire, Safety, and Electrical Supply Co., and Vanwell Electronics, Inc.

Brings Extensive Experience in Sales and Management at Leading Corporations to New Position

BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwire - February 28, 2008) - Somerset International Group, Inc. (OTCBB: SOSI) (www.somersetinternational.com), a security technology holding company, has hired Lance K. Berkheimer as President of Meadowlands Fire, Safety, and Electrical Supply Co. Inc., and Vanwell Electronics, Inc. Mr. Berkheimer succeeds Keith Kesheneff, founder of Meadowlands and Vanwell, who will leave the company, as planned, to pursue personal interests.

Mr. Berkheimer has more than twenty years experience in sales and management roles in the telecommunications industry and related fields. Most recently he was with iBAHN, the worldwide leading provider of secure wired and wireless broadband services for hoteliers and meeting organizers. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Berkheimer was the regional sales manager at MTS IntegraTRAK, Inc., a leading provider of corporate communications management solutions, where he was responsible for telecommunication management and customer care and billing software sales in the Northeast. Mr. Berkheimer held several management positions at AT&T/Lucent/Avaya including global account manager, business partner channel manager, marketing manager, and account executive, from 1984-2001.

"Lance's sales and management experience with leading communications companies will be an invaluable asset to Meadowlands and Vanwell," commented John X. Adiletta, Chief Executive Officer of Somerset International. "Among his many accomplishments during his career, Lance developed partnerships with resellers and other channel partners, which helped to drive business. Since one of our goals is to develop relationships with large contractors and other channel partners, we believe that Lance's expertise will be instrumental to the growth of our businesses. We are excited to have Lance as President of Meadowlands and Vanwell, and believe his leadership will play an integral role in further strengthening and growing the business." Mr. Adiletta added, "We appreciate all the work Keith has put into his role as president of Meadowlands and Vanwell and wish him the best in all his future endeavors."

Mr. Berkheimer said, "I am delighted to have this opportunity to work with John in implementing and executing Meadowlands' and Vanwell's growth plans. I believe there are a myriad of opportunities to develop and grow the business significantly, and look forward to working with the team on those plans."

About Somerset International Group, Inc.

Somerset International Group, Inc. finds undervalued technology investments aligned around the exponential growth in concern and demand for security and the acquisition of profitable and near-term profitable private small and medium-sized businesses that provide proprietary security products and solutions for people and enterprises -- from personal safety to information security. Additional information about the company is available at: http://www.somersetinternational.com.

About Secure System, Inc.

Secure System, Inc. provides personal alarm systems, wireless transmitters and receivers, and personal alarm locators. The company currently serves colleges and universities and medical and mental health facilities. Its products are also easily adaptable for office campuses, residential facilities, and correctional facilities. The system works by providing an individual with a wireless personal alarm locater with which they can summon help and be located by the pressing of a button. Additional information about the company is available at: http://www.securesysteminc.com.

About Meadowlands Fire, Safety, and Electrical Supply Co., Inc./Vanwell Electronics, Inc.

Meadowlands and Vanwell specialize in the distribution, sale, installation and maintenance of fire and security equipment and systems that include fire detection, video surveillance, and burglar alarm equipment. Meadowlands and Vanwell have similar product availability from distinct manufacturers. This affords the opportunity to provide a wide array of specified equipment with the flexibility to offer cost effective alternates when appropriate. The products encompass complete lines of fire, CCTV (closed circuit TV), communications and PA systems; services include maintenance contracts, monitoring services and system engineering. Additional information about the company is available at: http://www.meadowlandselec.com.

About Fire Control Electrical Systems, Inc.

Fire Control Electrical Systems, Inc. specializes in the distribution, sale, installation, and maintenance of fire and security equipment and systems that include fire detection, video surveillance, sound systems, and burglar alarm equipment. Additional information about the company is available at: http://www.firecontrols.com

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