RES Americas Announces Resignation of President and CEO

April 7, 2010

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 7 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Board of Directors of Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) announced the resignation of President and CEO, Craig Mataczynski. Mr. Mataczynski, citing a desire to pursue other opportunities in his professional career and a new chapter in his family life, leaves RES Americas after five years of aggressive company growth and successfully guiding the business into a national leader in the development and construction of renewable energy projects.

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“RES Americas has grown significantly in the five years that Craig has been its Chief Executive,” said Ian Mays, CEO of RES Group, the parent company of RES Americas. “I would like to thank him for the hard work and leadership that he has provided in helping create the considerable success RES Americas is today, and also for his valuable contribution to the broader Group.”

“Until we finalise our plans over the coming weeks for a new Chief Executive to lead RES Americas through the next important stage of growth, Vic Fryling, the Company’s Chairman, will act as CEO, stepping back into the role that he held from 2003 – 2005 before Craig joined the business,” continued Dr. Mays.

Under the five year leadership of Mr. Mataczynski, RES Americas has developed and or constructed more than 3,200 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy and a current development pipeline of 12,500 MW.

“My time at RES Americas has been rewarding professionally and personally. I am very proud of what we have accomplished as an organization, and personally grateful for the friendships I will take with me,” said Craig Mataczynski, outgoing President and CEO of RES Americas. “We have assembled a world class team, unsurpassed in our industry, and RES Americas is well positioned for a very bright future.”

For more than a decade, RES Americas has been developing, constructing, owning, and operating renewable energy projects across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The company employs 240 full time professionals working throughout North America. RES Americas is dedicated to securing a sustainable energy future.

RES Americas since 2005:

    Project Name                      Location                        MW Year
    ------------                      --------                       --- ----

    Developed, Constructed, Owned,
    Whirlwind                         Floydada, Texas                 60 2007
    Hackberry                         Albany, Texas                  166 2008

    Sweetwater II                     Sweetwater, Texas               92 2005
    Ainsworth                         Ainsworth, Nebraska             59 2005
    Hopkins Ridge                      Dayton, Washington 149 2005   149 2005
    Wild Horse                        Ellensburg, Washington         229 2006
    Sweetwater IV(b)                  Sweetwater, Texas              106 2007
    Marengo I                         Dayton, Washington             140 2007
                                       Roosevelt, Washington 205
    White Creek                        2007                          205 2007
    Sweetwater V                      Sweetwater, Texas               81 2007
    Whirlwind                         Floydada, Texas                 60 2007
    Nine Canyon III                   Tri-Cities, Washington          32 2008
                                       Fort Bridger, Wyoming 61
    Mountain Wind I                    2008                           61 2008
    Lone Star                         Shackelford County, Texas      400 2006
    Hackberry                         Albany, Texas                  166 2008
    South Trent Mesa                  Trent, Texas                   101 2008
    Mountain Wind II                  Fort Bridger, Wyoming           80 2008
    Buffalo Gap III                   Nolan, Texas                   170 2008
    Marengo II                        Dayton, Washington              70 2008
    Butler Ridge                      Mayville, Wisconsin             54 2008
    Hopkins Ridge II                  Dayton, Washington               7 2008
    Bull Creek                        Gail, Texas                    180 2008
    Central Plains                    Leoti, Kansas                   99 2009
    Gulf Wind                         Kenedy Ranch, Texas            283 2009
                                       Carbon & Albany Counties,
    High Plains                        Wyoming                        99 2009
                                       Carbon & Albany Counties,
    McFadden Ridge I                   Wyoming                        29 2009
    NREL                              Superior, Colorado             3.8 2009
                                       Klickitat County,
    Harvest Wind                       Washington                     99 2009
    Wild Horse Expansion Wind Project Ellensburg, Washington          44 2009
                                       Tioga & Bradford Counties,
    Armenia                            Pennsylvania                  101 2009
    Site Nordique Experimental en
     eolien Cours (SNEEC)             Gaspe, Quebec, Canada            4 2010

    Currently Under Construction
    Talbot Wind Energy Project        Chatham, Ontario, Canada        99
    Dunlap Wind Energy Project        Carbon County, Wyoming         111
    Hatchet Ridge Wind Farm           Shasta County, California    101.2
    Greenwich Wind Energy Project     Dorion, Ontario, Canada         99

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), is a fully-integrated renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates projects across the United States (US), Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. RES Americas has constructed more than 3,800 MW of wind, which represents more than 10% of the operating installed wind capacity in the US, and has over 12,500 MW in development. RES Americas’ corporate office is located in Broomfield, CO with regional offices located in Austin, TX; Portland, OR; Minneapolis, MN. Canadian projects are managed from Montr©al, Qu©bec, by RES Canada. RES Americas continues to seek new locations for wind and solar projects as well as opportunities to participate in other forms of renewable energy. For more information, please visit www.res-americas.com.

SOURCE Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.

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