Markland Technologies Commences Trading on Berlin Exchange; Public Relations Campaign Will Compliment International Marketing and Sales Agreement with Tradeways, Ltd

RIDGEFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2004--Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:MRKL) (http://www.marklandtech.com), an integrated homeland security company, is currently trading on the Berlin Exchange, under the symbol: LN8.BER.

The Company is currently reviewing the services of a European Public Relations firm to compliment the international product marketing campaign with Tradeways, Ltd. (previously announced in March,) and to create investor awareness and access in foreign markets. Tradeways, Ltd, is currently marketing and selling Markland's Shipboard ACADA chemical detection systems to foreign militaries.

Tradeways, Ltd, is the principal worldwide exporter of US Mil Spec Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Equipment, and has fulfilled contracts for NBC products in more than 30 countries. Tradeways provides a complete range of NBC products, as well as training and technical consulting services.

Markland Technologies has three distinct business segments, which address the needs of the Homeland Security marketplace: Chemical Detectors, Border Security and Advanced Technologies. The Company is focused on providing products, services, and emerging technologies to protect the country's borders, infrastructure assets and personnel. Markland's mission is to build world-class integrated solutions for Homeland Security marketplace. The company's primary sources of operating revenue are ACADA chemical detection systems, border security logistics support and services, and SBIR funded research programs in the development of gas plasma antenna technology. Tradeways will give the company tremendous exposure outside of the US and its territories and help Markland Technologies to advance each of its business segments.

Markland is listed for trading on the Berlin Exchange in Germany:

Symbol: LN8.BER

ISIN: US5706582039

WKN: 727587

About Markland Technologies

Markland Technologies, Inc is committed to helping secure America by providing innovative emerging technologies and expert services to meet the country's needs to protect our people, our borders and our infrastructure assets. The Company is a Board member of the Homeland Security Industries Association (http://www.hsianet.org).

"Forward-Looking Statements"

Investors are cautioned that certain statements contained in this document as well as some statements in periodic press releases and some oral statements of Markland Technologies officials during presentations about Markland Technologies, are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Forward-looking statements include statements which are predictive in nature, which depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, which include words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "believes", ``estimates'', or similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance (including future revenues, earnings or growth rates), ongoing business strategies or prospects, and possible future actions, which may be provided by management, are also forward-looking statements as defined by the Act. Some of the factors that could significantly impact the forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to: insufficient cash flow to continue to fund the development and marketing of the Company's products and technology; a rejection of the Company's products and technologies by the marketplace, and; disputes as to the Company's intellectual property rights. Forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions about Markland Technologies, its products, economic and market factors and the industries in which Markland Technologies does business, among other things. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and Markland Technologies has no specific intention to update these statements. More detailed information about those factors is contained in Markland Technologies filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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