Protective Products of America Announces Corporate Updates



    SUNRISE, FL, June 15 /CNW/ - Protective Products of America, Inc.
(PPA:TSX), a leading manufacturer and distributor of advanced products in
ballistics protection, announced that the Company's Registration Statement on
Form 10 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 became effective on June
9, 2009.
    "With the registration of our securities under the Exchange Act now
effective, we are a reporting company subject to the periodic financial
reporting and filing required by the SEC," said Brian L. Stafford, Acting
Chief Executive Officer of PPA. "This is a milestone achievement which
concludes our Company's domestication process started last July when we
incorporated in Delaware."
    Parties wishing to review the Form 10 registration statement can do so
either on the Company's website, www.protectiveproductsofamerica.com, or by
searching the website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
www.sec.gov, using the Company's name or its CIK Code.
    The Company also today reported a reduction in its overall headcount,
including production and administrative staff. This reduction will be
implemented at the Company's facilities in Florida and North Carolina over the
next two weeks. The Company will continue to monitor labor levels relative to
ongoing production requirements.
    "This difficult economic period and business slow-down has had an impact
on our Company's financial position, and while we deeply regret seeing these
dedicated professionals leave Protective Products of America, this layoff is
necessary in order to better balance our expense structure to our current
revenue streams," said Mr. Stafford. "Our financial position has been
negatively impacted by a series of unprecedented and repeated delays in
contract solicitation and award timing. Meanwhile, we are continuing to pursue
new opportunities including the active pursuit of major military contracts."

    About Protective Products of America, Inc.

    Protective Products of America, Inc. ("PPA"), formerly known as Ceramic
Protection Corporation, is headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, with
manufacturing facilities in Sunrise, Florida and Granite Falls, North
Carolina. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the
design, manufacture and marketing of advanced products used to provide
ballistic protection for personnel and vehicles in the military and law
enforcement markets. The Company's product portfolio includes concealable soft
body armor products for law enforcement and the Modular Tactical Vest ("MTV"),
a ballistic system for military personnel.
    Management is of the opinion that the Company is a leader in the design
and manufacture of high performance and high quality products used for
ballistic protection. Protective Products International Corp, a wholly owned
subsidiary of PPA, is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer. Furthermore,
PPA is capable of providing customers with an integrated personnel armoring
system of ceramic plates, soft ballistic material and vests for law
enforcement and the military.

    Safe Harbor Language

    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.
    PPA depends on reliable supplies of high quality source materials used in
the manufacture of armor 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 PPA. 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 Company's December 31, 2008 Annual Report dated
April 6, 2009, the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 31, 2009 and
the Company's Form 10 Registration Statement filed April 10, 2009 and amended
on May 12, 2009. These documents are available on www.SEDAR.com and
www.sec.gov.
    In light of certain sensitive aspects in regard to customers and
products, PPA may choose not to disclose all information related to the
purchasers of its products, such as government agencies, countries or other
end users. Products manufactured for export in the United States must first be
approved for export by the appropriate U.S. government agencies. Other armor
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.

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For further information:

For further information: Kristen McNally, The Piacente Group, Inc.,
Investor Relations, (212) 481-2050

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