StudentConnect Executes Licensing Agreement and Delivers Product to Smart1st LLC in Lebanon

Products Shipped Include Pilot Programs for 10 Private Schools in Lebanon

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MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2014) - StudentConnect Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of East Coast Diversified Corporation (OTCQB: ECDC), today announced that it has granted exclusive territorial licensing rights and the marketing of StudentConnect technologies to Smart1st LLC, a Lebanon based technology company.

"This is StudentConnect's first entrance into the international market. We hope to introduce the technology to several other countries where the safety of students riding on school buses is critical," said Kayode Aladesuyi, ECDC Chairman/CEO.

"Living in a country where student's safety on school buses is becoming of utmost importance due to the political situation, Smart1st is proud to partner with StudentConnect to bring student transportation safety to the Lebanese schools. We strongly believe the technology which is now being widely deployed in the US schools will have a warm welcoming from both the parents and school administrators across the region. We look forward to a successful partnership," said Llila Kasparian, CEO, Smart1st LLC.

About East Coast Diversified Corporation (OTCQB: ECDC) -- ECDC is a holding corporation with a diversified group of technology companies. Its business portfolio includes companies offering technology for logistics and asset management, school transportation safety and social media applications.

For more information on East Coast Diversified and its group of companies, please visit: www.eastcoastdiversified.com or www.studentconnect.us

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