Protective Products of America Announces Board Member Resignation and Investment Bank Engagement

    SUNRISE, FL, June 22 /CNW/ - Protective Products of America, Inc.
(PPA:TSX), a leading manufacturer and distributor of advanced products in
ballistics protection, today announced that Stephen Giordanella has resigned
from the Board of Directors effective June 17, 2009.
    "Steve has made significant contributions to PPA since joining management
and the Board in 2006 and we wish him the best in his future endeavors," said
Brian L. Stafford, Acting Chief Executive Officer of PPA. Mr. Giordanella
remains as a consultant to the company.
    In separate news, PPA also today reported that it has engaged the
investment banking firm of Farlie Turner & Co., LLC to help the company pursue
strategic alternatives intended to maximize value.
    Jason Williams, Chief Financial Officer of PPA, stated, "We have selected
Farlie Turner & Co., LLC given their success in providing valuable advisory
expertise and the firm's local presence here in South Florida. We believe they
will help us identify and implement the best strategic option to guide our
Company through the next phase of our business development."
    The Company does not intend to disclose developments with respect to its
evaluation of strategic alternatives unless and until the evaluation of all
proposals and alternatives has been completed and the company has entered into
a transaction. There can be no assurances that the Company will be able to
enter into a strategic transaction, or as to the timing or terms of any such

    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 and
    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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