ESI and Citadel announce Dismissal of Complaint

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - ESI Entertainment Systems Inc. ("ESI" or the "Company") (CNSX:ESY), and its wholly owned subsidiary, Citadel Commerce Corp, announce that the Deferred Prosecution Agreement ("DPA") entered into effective June 3, 2008 with the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York has expired as scheduled.

The Company has received a copy of the Nolle Prosequi filed by the US Attorney's Office, which disposes of the prosecution in its entirety. The Company has complied with all terms of the DPA without exception, and will no longer be subject to oversight by the independent Monitor that was appointed pursuant to the DPA.

"The achievement of this milestone brings a successful conclusion to the past challenges faced by the Company," stated Michael Meeks, President. "Citadel has launched new payment solutions into the European markets that have been integrated by many large merchants and our volumes are now established and growing. We are pleased that the past issues dealing with Citadel's business in the USA have now been resolved."

About ESI Entertainment Systems Inc.

ESI Entertainment Systems Inc. provides transaction processing and monitoring products and services through its two principal subsidiaries, Citadel Commerce Corp. and ESI Integrity Inc.

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For further information: For further information: ESI Entertainment Systems Inc., Tony Greening, Chief Executive Officer, Tel: (604) 299-6922 ext 298, email: tgreening@esi.ca, www.esi.ca

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