China Security & Surveillance Announces Factoring Service Agreement with ICBC for the Kunming Safe City Project

SHENZHEN, China , Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc. ("China Security" or "CSST" or the "Company") (NYSE: CSR; Nasdaq Dubai: CSR), a leading provider of digital surveillance technology in the PRC, today...


SHENZHEN, China , Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc. ("China Security" or "CSST" or the "Company") (NYSE: CSR; Nasdaq Dubai: CSR), a leading provider of digital surveillance technology in the PRC, today announced that the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ("ICBC") - the biggest corporate bank in China with over 2.7 million corporate customers - has approved the Company's application for accounts receivable factoring service for the Kunming Safe City Project. ICBC has confirmed that it will acquire all accounts receivable from the Kunming Safe City Project and without delay pay China Security cash when the project is completed and has passed inspection. Subsequently, the Kunming Municipal Government shall pay in full to ICBC by installments over five years, without recourse to China Security.

In March 2008 , China Security announced that it received the winning bid for a RMB 209.4 million Safe City project in Kunming City to build out road monitoring and an electronic police system within the city which includes traffic junction and highway monitoring, camera installations in main public areas and traffic walkways. Kunming City, located in Yunnan province in the southwest of China , has a population of over 5 million people.

Mr. Guoshen Tu, Chief Executive Officer of CSST commented, "We are very excited that China Security and ICBC have reached a consensus for ICBC's factoring service that converts unrealized accounts receivable from the Kunming City Safe City Project to cash. We believe this initiative can significantly improve our cash flows, reduce our accounts receivable, and lower our working capital requirements. Further, this factoring service is a model we intend to replicate for other Safe City projects and is one that further enhances our competitive advantages in winning additional large Safe City projects throughout China .

"Despite a downturn of the global economy, we believe demand for security and surveillance solutions in China remains strong. Moreover, as this factoring agreement is consistent with the Chinese government's objective of expanding banks' lending capacity, we anticipate that the government's USD $586 billion stimulus plan will provide us with additional new business opportunities. We are pleased to secure this agreement with ICBC and believe that this funding arrangement for our large Safe City projects can mutually benefit our government customers, ICBC, and CSST."

About China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc.

Based in Shenzhen, China , China Security manufactures, distributes, installs and services security and surveillance products and systems as well as develops security and surveillance related software in China . Its customers are mainly comprised of commercial and government entities and non-profit organizations. China Security has built a diversified customer base through its extensive sales and service network that includes over 150 branch offices and distribution points throughout China . To learn more about the Company visit http://www.csst.com .

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