Recent agreements further Guardian 8’s goal of expanding international adoption of Pro V2
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Feb. 19, 2015 – Guardian 8 Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCQB: GRDH), announced today that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements in Ecuador and Uruguay and a non-exclusive agreement in Panama. These agreements – representing approximately $100,000 in potential revenues -- solidifies Guardian 8’s growing presence in Central and South America, joining Argentina, Colombia and Mexico as international distributors of the Pro V2.
The new distributors in all three countries have agreed to inventory purchases of $25,000 each for exclusive distribution and $10,000 each for non-exclusive distribution agreements as well as work with local governments to gain approval for import and implementation. In addition, the distributors will certify Pro V2 instructors.
“We are thrilled to continue expanding internationally into Ecuador, Uruguay and Panama,” said Guardian 8 CEO Steve Cochennet. “There has been significant demand for a non-lethal security option throughout Central and South America, so the Pro V2 is an ideal solution for officers in these countries. This is only a stepping stone as we build additional global support for the concept of Intermediate response.”
According to the website for the Ecuador Police Force, 43,488 security personnel served at Ecuador’s famous Carnaval celebration this month. Additionally, a recent study found that Uruguay has one police officer for every 241 people in its capital, Montevideo, and another part of the country, Flores, has one “efectivo” per every 89 citizens.
Confirmation of these recent agreements comes just before Guardian 8 presents the Pro V2 device at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference 2015 (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi February 22-26.
About Guardian 8 Holdings
Guardian 8 Holdings, through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Guardian 8 Corporation, is the developer and manufacturer of the Pro V2, an enhanced non-lethal (ENL) response to threats that revolutionizes how companies keep workplaces safe and mitigate risk. The Pro V2 is a defensive device that provides any operator with non-lethal means to protect themselves and others, allowing time for law enforcement response, while initiating communication and incident recording. The Pro V2 is an intermediate option for response to aggressive subjects, developed as a solution for security professionals seeking a flexible tool with a layered defense approach. Guardian 8 was awarded the “Campus Safety BEST Award” for 2014 in the personal gear and equipment category, one of "Ten Companies to Watch" in March 2014 by the Phoenix Business Journal, and an ASIS Accolades Award for "Security's Best.” To learn more about the company and its personal protection product line, visit www.Guardian8.com. Follow Guardian 8 on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for investor alerts at http://ir.guardian8.com/email-alerts.
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