Viking Systems Retains Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc. to Advise on Investor Relations Awareness and Outreach Initiatives

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Viking Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:VKNG), a leading worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of 2D and 3D visualization solutions for complex minimally invasive surgery, today announced that it has retained Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc., to advise the Company on its investor relations initiatives. Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc. has more than forty years of experience in investor relations and financial public relations.

Jed Kennedy, President and CEO of Viking Systems, stated, "We are very excited to be working with Porter, LeVay & Rose to help communicate Viking's progress, results and key initiatives to the investment community. As we gain market adoption and penetration with our new 3DHD Visualization System, we look forward to sharing our progress with our shareholders and other members of the investment community. Porter, LeVay & Rose, with its extensive experience in the financial markets, will help us achieve our goals."

Michael Porter, President of Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc., said, "We are excited about working with Viking Systems and its management team as we begin an active awareness and outreach program that will involve consistent communications and introductions to members of the investment community. Viking is involved in a very exciting industry, and with its recently released new technology, the Company is at a very interesting time in its evolution. We look forward to helping them achieve their objectives."

About Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc.

Porter, LeVay & Rose is a premier full-service boutique investor relations and corporate communications firm. For 40 years, we have monitored the pulse of Wall Street from our New York headquarters. Our clients, who represent a cross-section of industries, including technology, biotech, medical device, manufacturing, business services and retail, consistently turn to us for the best in investor relations, media and editorial services. PLR achieves results by increasing our clients' visibility, influencing the financial community, and ensuring that messages are accurately articulated and fully disseminated. PLR has worked with clients in the initial stages of the Pre-IPO, non-public/companies, and crisis management. We have been the choice of many companies over the years, and have earned the reputation of putting our clients in front of the 'right' audience. We've been successful at aggressively telling our clients' stories, increasing institutional ownership, gaining media coverage and retaining positive stock activity.

About Viking Systems, Inc.

Viking Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:VKNG) is a leading worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of 2D and 3D visualization solutions for complex minimally invasive surgery. The Company partners with medical device companies and healthcare facilities to provide surgeons with proprietary visualization systems enabling minimally invasive surgical procedures, which reduce patient trauma and recovery time. For more information visit the Company's website at:

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CONTACT: Viking Systems, Inc. Robert Mathews, EVP & CFO (508) 366-3668 Ext. 8392 PLR Contact: Linda Decker - V.P. - Investor Relations 212-564-4700