Protective Products of America, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 Results on April 2, 2009



    SUNRISE, FL, April 1 /CNW/ - Protective Products of America, Inc.
(PPA:TSX), a leading manufacturer and distributor of advanced products in
ballistics protection, today announced that it will release financial results
for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 on Thursday,
April 2, 2009. A conference call to discuss its results will be held at 8:30
a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, April 3, 2009 and will include comments from
Brian L. Stafford, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Jason A. Williams, Chief
Financial Officer.
    Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are
invited to dial-in using the following numbers:

    
    Dial In Numbers:           604-899-4201 Vancouver
                               403-269-4703 Calgary or International
                               780-429-3832 Edmonton
                               416-883-7132 Toronto
                               613-212-0152 Ottawa
                               514-798-1229 Montreal
    Toll Free Dial In Number:  1-888-205-4499 from Canada and USA

    Participant Pass Code: 33398 followed by the number sign
    

    You will be able to dial in and listen to the conference 60 minutes after
the meeting end time. Playback will be available until midnight April 15. Dial
1-877-245-4531 from Canada or the USA or dial 403-205-4531 from local Calgary
or International. Enter the 6 digit Conference Reference Number 886293
followed by the No. key.

    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 an acknowledged industry
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 one of a very few companies 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, 2007 Annual Report dated
March 31, 2008, the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 31, 2008,
and the Company's Form 10 Registration Statement, filed February 10, 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: Ms. Brandi Piacente, President, The Piacente
Group, Inc., Investor Relations, (212) 481-2050, brandi@tpg-ir.com

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