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JORDAN AMERICAN HOLDINGS AND LANIER WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE SIX YEAR CONTRACT

 SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan American Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAHI) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Christian Purchasing Network (CPN), announced today an exclusive six-year agreement with Lanier Worldwide, Inc. The Christian Purchasing Network was named as the exclusive national distributor of Lanier Worldwide products to the American church market comprised of approximately 375,000 churches and related colleges and schools. Lanier Worldwide (annual sales $1 billion), is a division of Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), and is recognized as a national leader in providing quality office products.
 According to the terms of the agreement, all Lanier Worldwide products and services will be offered at substantial discounts to churches, colleges and schools through the Christian Purchasing Network. The program will utilize the existing national sales force of Lanier Worldwide. The agreement follows a joint two-year test marketing period that saw second year test market sales of just Lanier copiers increase 614 percent to $5.4 million. The new agreement provides exclusivity to the Christian Purchasing Network for all Lanier products in the American church market for the six-year term of the agreement.
 Lance Herrin Jr., executive vice president and general manager of Lanier Worldwide, said, "The six year contract with CPN clearly shows the Lanier/CPN commitment to significantly penetrate the large untapped national church market."
 Thomas J. McElheny, chief executive officer of Jordan American Holdings, stated that "Based upon the rapid penetration experienced in our test marketing a ?the exceptional product quality and service mentality of Lanier Worldwide, we are optimistic that we can help many thousands of churches reduce their office costs, thus converting administrative overhead into available ministry dollars."
 Jordan American Holdings isi?che marketer of financial services and goods to the Christian community through two operating divisions: Christian Purchasing Network Group and Jordan Financial Group. Christian Purchasing Network Group brokers a select market basket of value-added goods and services to the church market through group pricing and service contracts. Jordan Financial Services provides investment advisory and portfolio management services to institutional and individual investors. Jordan American Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Sarasota, Fla.
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 /CONTACT: Francis X. Colleton of Jordan American Holdings, 813-366-7244/
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CO: Jordan American Holdings, Inc.; Lanier Worldwide, Inc. ST: Florida IN: FIN SU: CON

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