Ceramic Protection Corporation Announces New Order for United States Marine Corps



    Symbol: CEP
    Exchange: TSX

    CALGARY, March 19 /CNW/ - Ceramic Protection Corporation ("CPC" or "the
Corporation"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of advanced ballistic
protective products, announced today that its subsidiary, Protective Products
International Corporation ("PPI") of Sunrise, Florida, has received a purchase
order from a strategic partner, Eagle Industries Unlimited, Inc., of Fenton,
Missouri in the amount of approximately. CAD $1 million for F.S.B.E. (Full
Spectrum Battle Equipment) ballistic filler components destined for use by the
United States Marine Corps (USMC). Deliveries for the order are to be
completed by the end of September, 2007.
    The order, consisting of throat, collar and groin protective ballistic
components, are recent additions to the USMC's F.S.B.E. ensemble, which
provides Marines with ballistic protection, brief underwater breathing
capability, flotation, and limited load carriage. The F.S.B.E meets specific
mission profiles required by the USMC Force Reconnaissance community, Fleet
Anti-Terrorism Security Teams (FAST), and MEU (SOC) Helicopter Assault
Companies.
    Mr. Steve Giordanella, Chief Executive Officer commented: "This order
represents a unique example of PPI's diversification of products and
manufacturing capabilities to accommodate new and emerging markets. We look
forward to continuing to work with Eagle Industries Unlimited, Inc., as well
as the USMC, to bring new and innovative products to further protect our
deployed soldiers."

    Business of the Corporation

    Ceramic Protection Corporation, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta,
Canada, with offices in Newark, Delaware and Sunrise, Florida, USA, is an ISO
9001:2000 certified manufacturer and distributor of advanced materials for use
in the ballistic protection marketplace. The Corporation manufactures a wide
range of products used to provide protection for personnel and vehicles,
including a wide range of ceramic armour products and multiple composite-based
products. The Calgary plant manufactures alumina ceramic and fiber reinforced
composites used for ballistic protection of personnel and vehicles. In
conjunction with its wholly owned subsidiary Ceramic Protection Corporation of
America of Newark, Delaware, the Corporation also manufactures a wide range of
boron carbide, silicon carbide and polyethylene products for use in personnel
armour systems. PPI of Sunrise, Florida, manufactures a wide range of soft
armour products for the law enforcement and military markets.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This release may contain forward looking statements including
expectations of future sales, cash flow and earnings. These statements are
based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated. These risks
include, but are not limited to, uncertainties associated with the defense
industry, commodity prices, exchange rate fluctuations and risks resulting
from potential delays, appeals or changes related to government orders in the
defense sector. The Corporation depends on reliable supplies of high quality
source materials used in the manufacturing of wear management and armour
products, including aramid fabrics and polyethylene materials, and works
actively with key suppliers to ensure that requirements and demands for these
materials are anticipated and properly met. The foregoing is not exhaustive
and other risks are detailed from time to time in other disclosure filings of
the Corporation. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties
materialize, or should stated assumptions underlying the forward looking
statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those
described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. The reader
is also referred to other uncertainties and risks discussed in detail in the
MD&A section of the corporation's December 31, 2005. Annual Report dated March
17, 2006, and also the Corporation's Annual Information Form.
    In light of certain sensitive aspects in regard to customers and
products, the Corporation may choose not to disclose all information related
to the purchasers of its products, such as government agencies, countries or
other end-users. Armour products destined for export which are manufactured in
Canada must first be approved by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
and International Trade. Products manufactured for export in the United States
must be approved for export by the appropriate government agencies. Other
armour sales may be made to recognized domestic agencies such as the military
and those involved in local, provincial or national law enforcement and
homeland security matters.

    Investor Relations

    Analyst and investor relations calls should be addressed to Ms. Grimie
Villarreal, Corporate Investor Relations, at (954) 846-8222.
    Interested parties are also referred to the Corporation's website
www.cerpro.com for further information about the Corporation, its products and
other recent announcements.

    
    Mr. Steve Giordanella          Mr. Larry Moeller
    Chief Executive Officer        Chairman
    

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For further information:

For further information: Ms. Grimie Villarreal, Corporate Investor
Relations, at (954) 846-8222

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