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Mission Ready Names Paul Litchfield Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

VANCOUVER, B.C. – August 10, 2016 – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: MRS) today announced that Paul Litchfield has been named Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of the Company. Mr. Litchfield – a director of Mission Ready since November 2014 – has an extensive background associated with the Mission Ready portfolio and will be a critical leader in Mission Ready rapidly moving forward.

Rod Reum, President & CEO of Mission Ready states, “Paul’s operational expertise and leadership is invaluable to the Company and his expanded role is well timed as we focus on the manufacture of our innovative products such as the Ballistic Combat Shirt, Tactical Shield Cover and Electro Muscular Disruption technology, coupled now with our in house manufacturing capabilities, Paul’s time-proven abilities and track record of success will help refine our processes and catalyze the commercialization of our market-ready products.”

Paul began working in the athletic footwear industry at Reebok more than 30 years ago and is regarded as one of the most influential product creation experts in the industry. Mr. Litchfield has been responsible for numerous Reebok product innovations, one of the most noteworthy being the Pump. In 1998, Paul became President of Puma Footwear where he was responsible for product marketing, design and development for Puma’s global product line before returning to Reebok in 2000 as the Vice President of Reebok Advanced Concepts.

Paul received his B.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire and his M.S. degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts. He conducted post graduate research in human performance at the Institute of Offshore and Environmental Medicine in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Paul states, “I am honored to have this opportunity to work together with Rod Reum and the leadership team at Mission Ready. I am looking forward to applying my 30 years of experience in product development, brand building and manufacturing to this role at Mission Ready. As a director for the Company, I have had the privilege to get to know the exceptionally talented and dedicated people working in the different divisions of the Company. This is a very exciting time for us as we launch the Protect The Force brand of products. Everyone is poised for this next phase of growth and I am fortunate to be part of this excellent team.”

Mission Ready Services Acquires No-Contact LLC

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Mission Ready Services Inc announced today that they have acquired a 100% interest in No-Contact, LLC a research and development company focused on wearable technologies synthesizing advanced textiles with electronics and computation for personal protection and safety.

No-Contact’s technology is really cool. In January of 2010 we described it as “the stungun you wear“.

Founded by Adam Whiton, a PhD candidate from MIT, and apparel engineer Yolita Nugent, No-Contact’s proprietary technology known as Electro Muscular Disruption technology (“EMD”), was originally envisioned to protect women from sexual assault but security personnel and law enforcement officers soon realized it could also be used protect them when confronted with close-quarter assault situations. It delivers a high-voltage but low-amperage charge to deter, but not seriously injure, an attacker. They’ve worked out the kinks. It won’t affect the wearer thanks to a shock and waterproof barrier.

“We are excited to welcome Adam Whiton and Yolita Nugent to Mission Ready and feel that their expertise will be instrumental in the Company’s many research and developments projects moving forward. This acquisition furthers our Mission to offer unrivaled products and services in the global defense, security and first-responder markets,” said Rod Reum, President & CEO of Mission Ready.

No-Contact brings a great deal of expertise in integrating electronics with clothing. The implications are huge for the military and law enforcement markets as well as for consumers.