ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – Jul 29, 2013) – East Coast Diversified Corporation (OTCQB: ECDC), through its subsidiary EarthSearch Communications, Inc., announces that it has received orders from its West African Regional licensee, Halogen Security based in Nigeria to deliver 400 oil tanker monitoring devices for its client Oando PLC. Halogen Security is the exclusive licensee for EarthSearch’s products and services for the West African region and one of the largest private security companies in Nigeria and West Africa. As a part of the agreement between both parties, Halogen will expand its security services into areas where the need for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Global Positioning System (GPS) and other sensing technologies provided by EarthSearch is required. This is one of the several phases in deploying technology to the Oando fleet of oil tankers. Oando PLC is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers, and a pioneer in fields of private sector pipeline network construction and the distribution of natural gas to industrial and commercial consumers. “Working with Halogen to establish presence in the West African region has been quite exciting. Halogen is a leader in the security services industry and possesses a wealth of resources that would allow it to penetrate the regional market with our products. We look forward to many more announcements such as the one today,” said Kayode Aladesuyi, CEO of ECDC. Halogen technical, sales and support team have spent several months becoming experts on the EarthSearch products and technology and now ready to begin penetrating and deploying product to distributors and customers across West African region. In addition, Halogen Security will offer products and services from StudentConnect Inc, the sister company to EarthSearch which offers student bus safety technology and class attendance monitoring solution using wireless communication between GPS and RFID. “Integration of sensor technology with RFID and GPS is emerging as one of the most advanced security solutions for mobile and fixed assets. Our partnership with EarthSearch Communications is a demonstration of our determination to remain a provider of SECURITY SOLUTIONSthroughout West Africa and in the forefront of bringing the most advanced technology to our customers,” said Mr. Wale Olaoye, CEO Halogen Securities. About Halogen Securities Halogen Security Company Limited is a Nigerian indigenous security company that has been in operation for more than two decades, during which time it has attracted and retained valued clients from inception to date and acquired vast experience in all facets of PHYSICAL & ELECTRONIC SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT for all sectors of the economy. About East Coast Diversified Corporation East Coast Diversified Corporation (OTCQB: ECDC) is a holding corporation with a diversified group of technology companies. Its business portfolio includes businesses offering technology for logistics and asset management, media entertainment technology, transportation safety and class attendance monitoring system and social media applications. EarthSearch offer solutions using the world’s first wireless communication between GPS and RFID. EarthSearch delivers solutions relevant to the operations of businesses and governments across the globe, providing efficiency, cost saving, continuous visibility of assets and cargo in transit, with real time visibility across the entire supply chain. Solution delivered includes warehouse operation, electronics locks, oil tankers, pipeline and other fixed assets management solutions. EarthSearch solutions integrate sensor technology for fuel monitoring, temperature sensor (http://eastcoastdiversified.com/about.html), weight sensors, door sensor and a variety of other custom applications. For more information on East Coast Diversified Corporation and its group of companies please visit the company’s website at www.eastcoastdiversified.com “SAFE HARBOR” STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: The statements contained in this release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the Company’s entry into new commercial businesses, the risk of obtaining financing, recruiting and retaining qualified personnel, and other risks described in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company disclaims any obligation to provide updates, revisions or amendments to any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in the Company’s expectations or future events.