EFJohnson: Announces $640,000 Sale of its Mobile and Portable Radios to Wisconsin Department of Corrections

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — EFJ, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFJI) announced today that its EFJohnson subsidiary has received orders totaling over $640,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for its 5300 Series Mobile and 5100 Series Portable Radios.

“The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is upgrading their field radios and outfitting a new correctional facility, and we are pleased to provide radios for that effort,” said Michael E. Jalbert, chairman and chief executive officer of EFJ, Inc. “Our radios provide state agencies with a versatile, reliable solution for their communications needs.”

“Our network includes 21 Major Correctional Facilities and 16 Correctional Centers,” said Mark Schomisch, an Associate Warden – Security for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. “The EFJohnson radios provide Project 25 compatibility along with SMARTNET capability, which ensures that our officers throughout the state can communicate with each other.”

The Department of Corrections conducted a thorough evaluation of field radios for this upgrade, Schomisch said. A local dealer, Pointon Communications of Baraboo, Wisconsin, worked with EFJohnson in locating the opportunity and providing radios for evaluation. “We are pleased to be working with EFJohnson and the Department of Corrections,” said Brad Pointon, president of Pointon Communications.

EFJohnson shipped all of the equipment to the Department of Corrections late in the first quarter, Jalbert said.

EFJohnson provides digital Project 25 compliant interoperable wireless communications systems solutions for federal, state and local agencies involved with homeland security and public safety. EFJohnson, founded in 1923, was one of the first developers of wireless communications products to be fully compliant with federal government interoperability specifications. The company designs, manufactures, and markets conventional and trunked radio systems, land mobile radio repeaters and mobile and portable radios. For more information, visit www.efjohnson.com.

EFJ, Inc. is the holding company of industry-leading wireless telecommunications equipment and solutions businesses. EFJ, Inc. is home to the EFJohnson Company, one of the first developers of Project 25 mobile communications products compliant with federal government interoperability standards, and Transcrypt International, a leader in secure voice communication solutions. EFJ, Inc. has a team in place with experience in telecommunications and government sales. EFJohnson and Transcrypt International are wholly owned subsidiaries of EFJ, Inc. For more information, visit www.efji.com.

Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other matters, future sales forecast and anticipated sales growth. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed, suggested or implied by the forward-looking statements due to a number of risk factors including, but not limited to, the level of demand for the Company’s products and services, the timely procurement of necessary manufacturing components, dependence on continued funding of governmental agency programs, and other risks detailed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

Source: EFJ, Inc.

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