Tri-S Security Corporation Receives NASDAQ Notice

ATLANTA , Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tri-S Security Corp. (Nasdaq: TRIS), a provider of security services and equipment for government and private entities, today announced that on August 20, 2008 , the Company received notice from the...


ATLANTA , Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tri-S Security Corp. (Nasdaq: TRIS), a provider of security services and equipment for government and private entities, today announced that on August 20, 2008 , the Company received notice from the Listing Qualifications Staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market indicating that the Company no longer satisfies the minimum $2.5 million stockholders' equity requirement for continued listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market, as set forth in Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(3).

The Nasdaq staff requested that the Company provide, on or before September 4, 2008 , a plan to achieve and sustain compliance with all requirements for continued listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market, including the time frame for completion of the plan. The Company is preparing its plan for submission to NASDAQ by September 4, 2008 . In that regard, the Company initiated a plan to address the equity issue several weeks ago. Among other things, the plan includes the Company's tender offer for $7,665,000 in 10% Convertible Promissory Notes due 2008, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 20, 2008 .

If, after the conclusion of the NASDAQ staff's review, the staff determines not to accept the Company's plan of compliance, then the NASDAQ staff will provide the Company with written notification that its securities are subject to delisting from The NASDAQ Capital Market. At that time, the Company would be afforded the opportunity to request a hearing before a NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel. In such an event, the Company's securities would remain listed on NASDAQ pending a decision by the Panel following the hearing.

About Tri-S Security Corp.

Based in Atlanta, GA , Tri-S Security Corp. (Nasdaq: TRIS) is a provider of security services and equipment for government and private entities spanning a wide range of industries. Security services include uniformed guards, personnel protection, access control, crowd control and the prevention of sabotage, terrorist and criminal activities. As a leading aggregator of elite security companies, Tri-S Security is designed to build a strong enterprise in which to service a unique customer base that ensures America's safety at home and work. Tri-S Security assumes responsibility for the marketing, infrastructure and overall operational performance of its subsidiaries. Tri-S Security's management leverages highly trained government officers, experienced industry leaders, proven financial executives and infrastructure experts to consolidate the fragmented security industry into one efficient and effective security force.

Forward-Looking Statements

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