Tyco International's ADT Security Business Acquires Leading Advanced Systems Integration Company Acquisition of FirstService Security Business Strengthens ADT North

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    PEMBROKE, Bermuda, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tyco
 International Ltd. (NYSE:   TYC, BSX: TYC) announced today that its ADT
 Security business has reached an agreement to acquire FirstService
 Security, a division of FirstService Corporation (Nasdaq:   FSRV; TSX: FSV
 and FSV.PR.U) for approximately $187 million. FirstService Security
 operates under the Security Services & Technologies (SST) brand name in the
 United States and under the Intercon Security brand name in Canada.
 
     FirstService Security is a leading commercial security systems
 integrator and provides a full range of integrated security systems
 services, including design, engineering, installation, servicing and
 monitoring of access control, closed-circuit television and intrusion
 systems. The business had revenues of more than $200 million during the
 last 12 months and employs approximately 2,400 people with 17 offices in
 the U.S. and Canada.
 
     "This is an important strategic acquisition that expands and
 complements the advanced systems integration expertise ADT offers our
 commercial customers," said John Koch, president of ADT North America.
 "Commercial sales represent the largest component of our business and
 FirstService Security strengthens our presence and provides growth
 opportunities in key vertical markets such as banking and energy."
 
     The transaction is expected to close as soon as practicable following
 receipt of required regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other
 customary closing conditions.
 
     ABOUT TYCO INTERNATIONAL
 
     Tyco International (NYSE:   TYC) is a diversified, global company that
 provides vital products and services to customers in more than 60
 countries. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services,
 fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls,
 and other industrial products. Tyco had 2007 revenues of more than $18
 billion and has 118,000 employees worldwide. More information on Tyco can
 be found at www.tyco.com.
 
     ABOUT ADT WORLDWIDE
 
     ADT, a unit of Tyco International, is the largest provider of
 electronic security services to more than seven million residential,
 commercial, government customers. ADT's total security solutions include:
 intrusion, video, electronic article surveillance, integrated systems,
 critical condition monitoring and radio frequency identification (RFID).
 For additional information about ADT, visit the company's Web site at
 www.adt.com.
 
     FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
 
     This release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within
 the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations
 and are subject to risks, uncertainty and changes in circumstances, which
 may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially
 from anticipated results, performance or achievements. All statements
 contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature are
 forward-looking and the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect,"
 "estimate," "plan," and similar expressions are generally intended to
 identify forward-looking statements. Economic, business, competitive and/or
 regulatory factors affecting Tyco's businesses are examples of factors,
 among others, that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those described in the forward-looking statements. Tyco is under no
 obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or
 alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise. More detailed information about
 these and other factors is set forth in Tyco's Annual Report on Form 10-K
 for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2007 and quarterly report on Form
 10-Q for the period ended December 28, 2007.
 
 
 

SOURCE Tyco International Ltd.
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