MSGI Issues Statement Regarding Recent SEC Filings

NEW YORK , Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSGI Security Solutions Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MSGIE) today released a statement relating to recent filings made to the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Revenue Recognition

As recently stated in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008 ; the Company accounts for revenue recognition in accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 104, (SAB 104), which provides guidance on the recognition, presentation and disclosure of revenue in financial statements. Revenues are reported upon the completion of a transaction that meets the following criteria: (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (2) delivery of our services has occurred; (3) our price to our customer is fixed or determinable; and (4) collectibility of the sales price is reasonably assured. Since the Company has a limited number of revenue transactions, that are each unique in nature, the Company reviews each transaction to determine that all revenue criteria are met.

In addition to the $4 million in Revenue reported for fiscal 2008, the Company had certain shipments to various customers during fiscal 2008 in the aggregate of approximately $6.5 million that were not recognized as revenue in fiscal 2008 due to certain revenue recognition criteria not being met as of June 30, 2008 , related to the assurance of collectibility among other factors. These transactions will be recognized as revenue in the period in which all the revenue recognition criteria, as noted above, has been fully met. Therefore, there is no revenue or related accounts receivable recorded for these transactions during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008 . Inventory costs related to these transactions for which revenue have not been recognized are reported on the balance sheet in a capitalized expense titled Costs of product shipped to customers for which revenue has not been recognized.

These shipments, associated costs of products sold and related profits were derived solely from the Company's relationships with Hyundai Syscomm Corp, Apro Media Corp. and Hirsch Capital Corp. The Company will recognize these revenues when and if the payments are received and collection is thus assured. Had these shipments and their related costs been recognized in their entirety during the year ended June 30, 2008 , the Company would have reported a loss approximately $2.4 million less than that which was reported.

Select Non-GAAP Reconciliation

The Company incurred a net loss of approximately $20.2 million for the year ended June 30, 2008 . Of this amount, $14.1 million was derived from various non-cash charges.

To supplement MSGI's consolidated financial statements presented in the Annual Report on Form 10-KSB and in accordance with GAAP, MSGI is providing certain non-GAAP measures of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP loss per share. MSGI's reference to these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results prepared under current accounting standards, but are not a substitute for, nor superior to, GAAP results. These non-GAAP measures are included to enhance investors' overall understanding of MSGI's current financial performance. Specifically, the Company believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information to management and to investors by isolating certain expenses, gains and losses that may not be indicative of its core operating results and business outlook. Reconciliation to GAAP measures included in this press release is as follows:

About MSGI Security Solutions

MSGI Security Solutions, Inc. is a leading international provider of proprietary security solutions to commercial and government organizations. MSGI is developing a combination of innovative emerging businesses that leverage information and technology with a focus on encryption technologies for actionable surveillance and intelligence monitoring. The Company is headquartered in New York City where it serves the needs of counter-terrorism, public safety, and law enforcement in the United States , Europe , the Middle East and Asia . More information on MSGI is available on the company's website at

The information contained in this news release, other than historical information, consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Important factors, including general economic conditions, spending levels and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations.

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