Armor Designs Update on Suspension

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TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armor Designs, Inc. (LSE: ADID) ("Armor" or the "Company"), a leading designer, integrator and manufacturer of armor solutions for military, government and commercial use, today announces that the Company's former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, James St. Ville ("St. Ville"), through his wholly-owned company Hawthorne & York International Ltd ("HYI") is seeking to replace the incumbent board, namely David Oliveira, Robert Elizondo, Edward McHale and Alfred Valenzuela (together the "Board"). The Board is disputing the attempt to effect these board changes which it does not consider to be in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders as a whole. 

On September 22, 2014, HYI filed a written consent seeking to remove the Board and sought to vote in a replacement board. 

The Board has challenged these actions.

At a hearing of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (the "Court") held on 6 October 2014 a Status Quo order was granted, under which the Board will remain in situ and conduct the usual business of the Company until such time as the Court can opine on the legality of the attempted change of Board.  

It is anticipated that trading in the Company's shares on AIM will remain suspended pending further updates in relation to these matters as well as notification of the Company's interim results to June 30, 2014 which have been delayed due to the aforementioned matters.

Further announcements will be made as appropriate.

For further information please contact:

Dennard Lascar Associates, LLC.                       

Tel: 1 713-529-6600

M. Carol Coale 

Ken Dennard 

Armor Designs, Inc.                                  

Tel: +1 520 329 7686

David L. Oliveira

S. P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP                

Tel: +4420 3463 2260

Stuart Gledhill

Tercel Moore

About Armor Designs, Inc.

Armor Designs, Inc. (ADI) is a knowledge-based, technology-innovation company that develops and manufactures the highest quality, lightest and most cost-effective armor solutions to serve the military, government and commercial sectors on a global basis. We are an international company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and our commitment to state-of-the-art innovation is driven through the application of Finite Elemental Analysis. This methodology eliminates the trial-and-error approach and instead provides a robust platform for a rapid development of armor solutions that can be tailored for any application.

For more information, please visit the Armor Designs web site at

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