United Protection Security Group Inc.

United Protection Security Group Inc.

February 24, 2009 06:00 ET

United Announces Important Appointments

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2009) - S. Jorstad, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Protection Security Group Inc. ("UPSG or the Company"), a Canadian based company, trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, under the symbol (TSX VENTURE:UZZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael (Mike) Derbyshire B.PA, ICD.D as a director of the Company. Mr. Derbyshire is currently the Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management at Servus Credit Union, the third largest Credit Union in Canada. His experience in the credit union system and involvement in creative partnerships, including being a graduate of the Directors Education Program through the Institute of Corporate Directors will be of significant value to UPSG in the challenging economic times ahead. He is a former director of the Alberta Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation and Chair of the Risk Management Committee of that corporation. A retired senior police officer, and former Director of Safety and Security for the Edmonton Transit System, he is a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal for service to the people and the province and has been a director and officer on numerous boards and committees both within and outside the Credit Union and Criminal Justice Systems in Alberta for the past twenty eight years.

Mr. Jorstad also takes pleasure at this time to announce that he has appointed Mr. Fred Rayner formerly Chief of Police for the City of Edmonton, and currently a Director and Chair of the Governance Committee of UPSG to the position of "Special Advisor to the President". It is Mr. Jorstad's belief that as President of the Company he has a duty to ensure that there is continuity and additional support at the Executive Management level at this time as the Company continues to pursue its long range business plan in the face of challenging global economic circumstances. Mr. Rayner has extensive experience at the senior corporate levels, both public and private and has enduring relationships on various boards and consultancies, including Co-chair of the Mayor's Task Force on Community Safety for the City of Edmonton and guest lecturing engagements at the International Institute of Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland.

About United Protection Security Inc.

United Protection Security Inc. is an established security protection company; focused on high impact, high visibility, and high risk security situations, coupled with one of the broadest ranges of traditional private security services in the industry.

Delivering 21st Century Solutions to centuries old problems through a network of 'Elite Private Protection Professionals'.

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Statements in this press release other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including risks related to business development and retention, and risks related to the current economic and credit conditions. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

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    (416) 962-3300
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    Kevin O'Connor
    (416) 962-3300
    United Protection Security Group Inc.
    Corporate Office
    (780) 465-8108 or Toll Free: 1-877-465-1708
    Email: iruzz@unitedprotection.com
    Website: www.unitedprotection.com