Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tri-S Security Announces Amendment to Credit Facility; Potential Annual Savings Approximately $975,000

PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tri-S Security Corp. (NASDAQ: TRIS) , a provider of security services and equipment for government and private entities, today announced an amendment to its credit facility with its senior lender. The amendment reduces the monthly over-advance fee payable by the company on its highest daily over-advance from 2.25% to (a) 1.25% through December 31, 2008, and (b) 1.75% thereafter. The company estimates that this fee reduction will save the company approximately $975,000 annually and will have a major impact on both cash flow and future earnings.

In addition, the amendment extends the maturity date of the $2.5 million term loan provided under the credit facility an additional year, from March 2009 to March 2010. With this extension, the term loan will move from a current to a long-term liability. This extension will improve various financial ratios and gives the company eighteen months before the term loan becomes due.

Pursuant to the amendment, the company issued to its senior lender a warrant to purchase 125,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $1.27 per share, which is 110% of the closing sales price of the common stock on the day the amendment was signed.

The company is conducting an extensive review of its operations, including its operating facilities and corporate headquarters, with the intention of developing initiatives to further reduce general and administrative expenditures. These initiatives will be implemented once the review has been completed, and the company believes that these initiatives will have an immediate effect on both cash flow and future earnings.

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