Active Power Appoints Dr. Ake Almgren as Chairman of Its Board

Active Power Appoints Dr. Ake Almgren as Chairman of Its Board of
Chairman Benjamin Scott Steps Down 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 --  Active Power (NASDAQ:
ACPW), manufacturer of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems and
modular infrastructure solutions, has announced that Dr. Ake Almgren,
a current member of Active Power's board, has been named chairman of
the board of directors. Benjamin Scott has informed the company that
he will not seek reelection as a member of the board when his term
expires and as such has stepped down from his position as chairman of
the board. Scott will remain a member of the board of directors until
his term expires at the time of the company's annual shareholder
meeting in 2013.  
"I am extremely proud to have served on Active Power's board for the
last 10 years and as chairman for five of those years," said Benjamin
Scott, former chairman of Active Power's board of directors. "I
believe we have put the foundational elements in place to support
Active Power's success both strategically and in building value for
its shareholders. I have every confidence that Ake will enhance this
process as the company moves forward." 
"On behalf of our board and the executive team, we are grateful to
Ben for his service on the board and to the company over the last 10
years," said Doug Milner, president and CEO, for Active Power. "Ben's
strategic insight and leadership have proven invaluable as we have
worked to position Active Power for sustained growth and improvement
in financial performance." 
"Moving ahead, I am thrilled to have Ake Almgren as our board
chairman as he brings to the table a deep understanding of our
technology, products, and the markets we compete in," said Milner.
"He also brings significant industry experience from his leadership
positions with Capstone and ABB Group, which I believe will continue
to serve our business well."  
Ake Almgren Bio
 Dr. Ake Almgren has served as a member of the
company's board of directors since March 2004. For more than 25
years, Almgren has led business entities providing electric systems
and equipment. In May 2003, Almgren founded Orkas, Inc., a consulting
firm focused on new energy technologies. Almgren was president and
CEO of Capstone Turbine Corporation from 1998 to 2003. Prior to
Capstone, he was president of several ABB companies, including ABB
Power T&D Co., involved in electric transmission and distribution
systems worldwide. 
Almgren holds a doctorate in Engineering from Linkopings Tekniska
Hogskola, Sweden, and a master's of Mechanical Engineering from The
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He currently serves
on the board of PJM Interconnection, the largest electric grid
operator in the United States.  
About Active Power
 Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW)
designs and manufactures continuous power solutions and critical
backup power systems that enable data centers and other mission
critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Active Power solutions are intelligently efficient, inherently
reliable, and economically green, providing environmental benefits
and energy and space efficiencies to customers' financial benefit.
The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin,
Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing
and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three
regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany,
and China, supporting the deployment of systems in more than 40
countries. For more information, visit 
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements and all other
statements that may be made in this news release that are not
historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties,
and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include
delays in new product development, product performance and quality
issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the
power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk
factors that could cause actual results to differ.  
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SOURCE: Active Power, Inc. 
Active Power Investor Contact: 
Ron Both 
Liolios Group 
(949) 574-3860  
Active Power Media Contact:
Lee Higgins
Senior Public Relations Manager
(512) 744-9488 
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