China Security & Surveillance Technology Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results

SHENZHEN, China , March 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc. (" China Security" or the "Company") (NYSE: CSR), a leading provider of digital surveillance technology in China , today reported its financial...


Mr. Tu concluded, "We are more excited than ever about the future of China Security. We believe we have built the strongest foundation among our recent acquisitions and partnerships to make us a market leader in manufacturing and equipment. We will continue to deploy our resources and our efforts to build these segments of our business, while at the same time increasing our focus on our burgeoning operating services and international products divisions. We believe that the security expertise of our operating team will enable us to grow those businesses over time much the same way we've successfully grown the manufacturing and systems integration businesses. Demand for our products and our expertise continues to grow, and we plan to be ready with solutions to all security needs.

In the coming year, we expect to strengthen our foothold as a market leader and consolidator in our business. We believe we have the best possible strategy for growing internally and through strategic acquisitions in order to position China Security as the leader in providing turnkey security solutions. We expect that as our spectrum of products and services grows, we will become the logical choice for customers seeking comprehensive security solutions. We're confident that our focus on sophisticated security needs in the Chinese marketplace will enable us to stay ahead of demand and continue to report strong financial results."

Explanation of Redemption Accretion

The Company raised $60 million and $50 million through two guaranteed senior unsecured convertible note financings with Citadel in February 2007 and April 2007 , respectively. These notes bear interest at a rate of 1% per annum and are due in 2012. Under the indentures, if the notes are not converted before their respectively maturities, the notes are to be redeemed by the Company on the maturity date at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes then outstanding plus an additional amount of 15% per annum, calculated on a quarterly compounded basis, plus any accrued and unpaid interest.

As of December 31st , the Company accrued $13.7 million as a redemption amount payable under the notes, which was included in interest expense in the income statement of 2007. Unlike the annual interest rate of 1% that the Company is actually paying out to the note holders under the note on a semi- annual basis, the Company would only pay the accrued redemption amount under the notes if the notes are not converted into the Company's common stock before their respective maturities and are redeemed in accordance with its terms. Nevertheless, the Company believes that it must accrue the entire redemption amount under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. This accrual will result in non-cash expense of approximately $17.6 million annually beginning in 2008.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results at 5:00 p.m. ET today. The Company invites you to join the call by dialing 913-312-1235. A live webcast of the conference call will be available at http://www.csst.com . A replay of the call will be available from March 10, 2008 to March 17, 2008 . Listeners may access the replay by dialing 719-457- 0820, passcode: 4517900.

About China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc.

Based in Shenzhen, China , China Security manufactures, distributes, installs and maintains security and surveillance systems throughout China. China Security has manufacturing facilities in China and a R&D facility which maintains an exclusive collaboration agreement with Beijing University. China Security has built a diversified customer base through its extensive sales and service network throughout China . To learn more about the Company visit http://www.csst.com .

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