Protective Products of America, Inc. Announces Sustainment Buy with the Marines

    Symbol: PPA
    Exchange: TSX

    SUNRISE, FL, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Protective Products of America, Inc.
("PPA"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of advanced products in
ballistics protection, is pleased to report that the U.S. Marine Corps
("USMC") has confirmed an order for sustainment and replacement parts for the
Modular Tactical Vests ("MTV") in the amount of $15.6 million. This order is
expected to be fulfilled no later than November 2009.

    Business of the Company

    Protective Products of America, Inc. ("PPA"), formerly known as Ceramic
Protection Corporation, is headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, with production
facilities in Newark, Delaware 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 soldiers.

    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.
    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, and the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 31,
2008. These documents are available on SEDAR (
    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.

    Mr. Stephen Giordanella           Mr. Brian Stafford
    Chief Executive Officer           Chairman

    Sunrise, Florida, USA
    September 16, 2008

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For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations: Analyst and investor
relations calls should be addressed to Ms. Grimie Del Valle, Corporate
Investor Relations, at (954) 846-8222

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