WILSONVILLE, ORE., April 7, 2015 XZERES Corp (OTCQB: XPWR), a global clean energy solutions company focusing in distributed wind, has closed a private placement through which 10 million shares of the company’s common stock were purchased by Ravago Holdings America Inc. and Paul DeBruce, two of the company’s largest shareholders. Gross proceeds of the private placement totaled approximately $1.5 million.

“Proceeds from the transaction will be used to address growing demand for our small wind systems in Japan, where feed-in-tariffs are among the highest in the world,” said David Hofflich, CEO of XZERES. “It underscores the fact we’ve arrived at a pivotal point in terms of our growth, given our recent order momentum. In fact, we recently announced surpassing100 orders in the country that are expected to generate $7 million in sales, and we continue to expect additional near-term orders.”

“We see demand driven by our expanding in-country, dealer network and limited competition in the 10kW size range due to the strict Class NK certification standards,” continued Hofflich. “We continue to receive interest from businesses, investors, and renewable energy developers in wind projects, supporting our strong outlook for Japan this year.”

Management Transition

In September 2014, the company announcedR. Michael Williamswas appointed chief financial officer, succeeding Steven Shum. Williams brings more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting for publicly traded and privately held manufacturing and distribution companies. As part of the planned transition, Shum recently resigned as company director and chief operating officer. Shum will serve as a consultant to the company.


XZERES Corp. is a global renewable energy company. The company designs and manufactures on- and off-griddistributedwind turbine systems as well as energy efficiency solutions for commercial, light industrial and residential markets. XZERES products reduce energy costs and carbon footprints. Headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, the company’s international distribution network supports the deployment of its products in 110 countries and on all seven continents. For more information please visitwww.xzeres.com.

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