SOURCE: World Surveillance Group Inc

World Surveillance Group Inc

June 19, 2013 09:00 ET

World Surveillance Group Engages Dian Griesel Inc.

Initiates Campaign of Corporate Communications to Strengthen Company Awareness

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2013) - World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCQB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air aerostats and unmanned aerial systems ("UAS"), has hired Dian Griesel Inc. ("DGI") to serve as its corporate communications agency. DGI will work toward the objective of increasing awareness of World Surveillance Group's unique business model involving the design and construction of specialized aerostats and UAS capable of carrying various payloads to provide semi-persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ("ISR"), security or wireless communications.

"Through our wholly owned subsidiary Lighter Than Air Systems Corp., we provide critical aerial and land-based surveillance and communications solutions to government and commercial customers for military, law enforcement, homeland defense, border control and other commercial applications. Through our wholly owned subsidiary Global Telesat Corp., we provide mobile voice and data communications and tracking services via satellite on a global basis to government, defense and commercial users," said Glenn D. Estrella, President and CEO of World Surveillance Group. "With our acquisitions and our recent contract with the Army for our Blimp in a Box™ aerostat systems, we believe that we have a compelling story and we look forward to leveraging DGI's experience, relationships and expertise to increase awareness of the Company both in the industry and in the investment community. The hiring of DGI is another step as we continue to execute our corporate strategic plan."

DGI is a full-service corporate communications firm providing the equivalent of "large-cap" investor relations and public relations services to smaller emerging growth companies. Its carefully planned programs blend the best of traditional strategies with the opportunities of new media.

About World Surveillance Group Inc.

World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCQB: WSGI) designs, develops, markets and sells lighter-than-air advanced aerostats and UAS capable of carrying payloads that provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ("ISR"), security and/or wireless communications solutions at low and mid altitudes. WSGI's aerial assets are designed for integration with electronics systems and other high technology payloads for use by government-related and commercial entities that require real-time ISR or communications support for military, homeland defense, border control, drug interdiction, natural disaster relief, maritime and environmental missions. For more information regarding WSGI, please visit www.wsgi.com, or view our reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on http://www.sec.gov.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements. These statements include those regarding the relationship with DGI and their ability to strengthen awareness of the Company and its business model, our ability to leverage DGI's experience, relationships and expertise, our relationship with the DoD, the expected payloads or systems to be carried on the Company's products, the suitability of the Company's products for any particular application, the ability of the Company's products to satisfy customer demands or requirements or meet any specific challenges, the ability of the Company's products to function in accordance with their design expectations, the further advancement, development or commercialization of the Company's products, the capabilities, characteristics and advantages of, and costs related to, the Company's technology, products and services, the ability of the Company to secure business with new customers or grow revenues, and the ability of the Company to execute on its strategies or to accomplish any of its goals or objectives. The words "forecast," "project," "intend," "expect," "plan, " "should," "would," and similar expressions and all statements, which are not historical facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, any of which could cause the Company to not achieve some or all of its goals or the Company's previously reported actual results, performance (finance or operating) to change or differ from future results, performance (financing and operating) or achievements, including those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no, and hereby disclaims any, obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.