SOURCE: Somerset International Group, Inc.

December 05, 2007 08:45 ET

Somerset International Hires Robert M. Ryan as Vice President and General Manager of Fire Control Electrical Systems, Inc.

Brings Twenty Years of Industry Experience to the Company

BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - Somerset International Group, Inc. (OTCBB: SOSI) (www.somersetinternational.com), a security technology holding company, has hired Robert M. Ryan as Vice President and General Manager of its portfolio company, Fire Control Electrical Systems, Inc.

Mr. Ryan has twenty years' experience in the fire detection business; he joins Fire Control after holding a position as a system sales representative for United Fire Protection Corporation where he was responsible for sales/project management for Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression Systems in the North-Central NJ territory. Mr. Ryan had previously been employed by Fire Control Electrical Systems, Inc. for ten years during which time he coordinated the acquisition of a new product line to allow expansion into a new market area. His experience at other fire control and security systems companies include positions at Thorn Automated Systems, Inc. and Cerberus Pyrotonics.

"We are pleased to have Mr. Ryan join our team, and rejoin Fire Control. He has extensive experience working with companies that provide products and services in the personal safety and information security space," commented John X. Adiletta, CEO of Somerset International. "He brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the position and in addition, has prior experience working at Fire Control which will allow for a smooth transition into his new role."

Mr. Ryan said, "I am excited about this opportunity to come back to work at Fire Control Electrical Systems, Inc. I look forward to utilizing my past experiences in the industry combined with the unique growth potential of Fire Control Electrical Systems, as a part of Somerset International, to help position the company for continued growth and development."

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. 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.firecontrols.com.

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Contact Information

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    Somerset International Group, Inc.
    John X. Adiletta
    908-719-8909

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    Erica Ruderman
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