BlastGard Subsidiary HighCom Security Reinstated as Contractor for U.S. Department...

Tue May 24, 2011 8:31am EDT

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BlastGard Subsidiary HighCom Security Reinstated as Contractor for U.S.
Department of the Army

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlastGard International, Inc.
(OTCBB:BLGA) ("BlastGard" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce that its
recently acquired subsidiary HighCom Security, Inc ("HighCom"), a worldwide
security equipment provider has been reinstated as a contractor by the U.S.
Department of the Army. The suspension, which came into effect March 16, 2010
was terminated on April 26, 2011 which now allows HighCom future contracting
with any agency In the executive branch of the United States Government.

The suspension was ended upon a request by BlastGard earlier this year as a
result of the change in ownership and control of HighCom; specifically HighCom's
successfully completion of the U.S. State Department DDTC corporate
restructuring program.

Michael Gordon, CEO of BlastGard stated, "We are glad the U.S. State Department
has decided to lift its policy of denying HighCom an export license. Our hard
work in restructuring and implementing remedial measures at HighCom, such as
instituting a written code of ethics as well as a monitoring program to ensure
employees comply with applicable regulations are being acknowledged and

About BlastGard International, Inc.

BlastGard International, Inc., doing business as BlastGard Defense Group,
manufactures and markets proprietary blast mitigation materials through
BlastGard International and designs, manufactures and distributes a unique range
of leading security products and personal protective gear through HighCom
Security. The Company's patent-pending BlastWrap(R) technology effectively
mitigates blast effects and suppresses post-blast fires. This unique technology
can be used to create new, finished products or be used to retrofit to existing
products. BlastGard's core market focus is on blast effects mitigation for the
commercial sector, military, law enforcement and government agencies. HighCom
provides a wide range of security products and personal protective gear
(including tactical armor) that are tailored and offer protection solutions to
specific customer requirements. Given the equipment and ballistic protection
solutions provided by HighCom, compliance with the U.S. Department of Commerce,
U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of the Treasury and all other
governmental agencies' regulations is a high priority. HighCom has sold its
products in the defense and law enforcement sectors and is known for innovative
technology, exceptional customer service and superior quality performance.
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made by management are not necessarily the most likely and may not materialize.
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factors; ability to attract and retain personnel; the price of the Company's
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correct forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Company Contact:
         BlastGard International, Inc.
         Michael J. Gordon
         (727) 592-9400