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July 14, 2003      ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

PELICAN SUCCESSFUL IN CEASE AND DESIST ACTION AGAINST CHINESE INFRINGMENT

TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA – Pelican Products, Inc., the Torrance, California maker of high quality flashlights and protective equipment cases, has succeeded in its actions towards the voluntary removal of Chinese origin flashlights infringing Pelican’s trademarks and patents. Ningbo Toco Electric Co., Ltd. of Yuyao Zhejiang, China has agreed to cease the sale and distribution of copies of five of Pelican’s flashlights. Dealers in the U.S. have agreed to pull the products from their shelves and destroy them in recognition of Pelican’s intellectual property rights.

President and CEO, Dave Parker stated “We have spent 27 years building the Pelican brand. Our marks and patents are very important to us, and we will continue to defend them.”

Pelican Products, Inc. is a privately held industry leader, specializing in the manufacture of ultra high quality, hand held lighting products and watertight protective cases, known throughout the world as Pelican Flashlights and Cases. The company employs 430 people in its Torrance facility, and also has sales and distribution offices in Barcelona, Spain and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

CONTACT:
Richard Kern, Chief Financial Officer
Pelican Products, Inc.
23215 Early Avenue
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 326-4700