TIR Systems Ltd.
TSX : TIR

TIR Systems Ltd.

September 22, 2005 16:00 ET

TIR Systems Strengthens its Senior Management Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 22, 2005) - TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX:TIR) -

New Chief Financial Officer appointed

Issa Nakhleh becomes Chief Strategy Officer

TIR Systems Ltd., a world leader in light enabling technologies for Solid State Lighting (SSL), today announces the appointment of Gary Brown to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Issa Nakhleh will assume the role of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) which is a new senior management position.

"Everyday we see the demand for Solid State Lighting growing. In order to capitalize on this opportunity the company must broaden and strengthen its management team. To this end we have been successful in attracting a senior financial executive in Gary Brown to the role of Chief Financial Officer, allowing Issa Nakhleh to move to the new position of Chief Strategy Officer," said Leonard Hordyk, President and CEO. "We believe TIR's ability to draw new talent like Gary is further validation of the soundness of our SSL strategy as we continue to focus on our core markets, Corporate Identity and Architecture, through expanded product lines, as well as diligently working on the formation of key strategic partnerships and the commercialization of LEXEL™ technology."

Issa Nakhleh has been TIR's CFO for the last five years and has provided exceptional commitment and leadership, including strong strategic insight. The new position of CSO will capitalize on his strategic abilities and will see him focus on developing new business opportunities including the company's licensing strategy. Hordyk added, "I am very grateful for the enormous contribution Issa has made over the last five years as our CFO and look forward to his ongoing contribution to the company's further success in his new role."

Gary Brown joins TIR Systems following three years as Corporate Treasurer at Vancouver-based Creo Inc. where he led corporate finance and risk management initiatives for the company. Gary brings over fifteen years of experience as a financial professional, having also held senior positions at West Coast Energy Inc., Vancouver, and CAE Inc., Toronto. Gary holds professional designations as a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

"I am very pleased to have Gary Brown join TIR as our CFO," said Hordyk. "As we focus on all that needs to be achieved in 2006, I will be relying on Gary's experience and leadership to oversee the finance function and help position the company to successfully execute our Solid State Lighting strategy."

About TIR Systems Ltd.

TIR Systems Ltd., a world leader in light enabling technology, is building the foundations for tomorrow's lighting. Through sound innovation and proven technical capability, TIR is developing, designing and marketing the core technologies that will allow Solid State Lighting (SSL) to move to the forefront of mainstream lighting.

To find out more about TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX:TIR), visit www.tirsys.com.

This News Release contains forward-looking statements concerning the development, design and marketing of SSL technology and its expected impact on the Company's business. Forward-looking statements are statements about the future and include, but are not limited to, our success developing, designing and marketing the sales of our products or technologies in response to the continuing change in technology, evolving industry standards and changing customer preferences and requirements. Such statements are inherently uncertain, and the actual events or results could be materially different than those anticipated in those forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including without limitation, our ability to successfully address these developments on a timely basis or at all; as well the other risks and uncertainties affecting the Company and its business, as contained in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form and other subsequent news releases and filings with the Canadian Securities Regulatory Authorities, any of which could cause actual events or results to vary materially from the Company's expectations. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, opinions and expectations of the Company's management at the time they are made, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements if those beliefs, opinions or expectations, or other circumstances should change.

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