Hearings Panel Decision to Allow Continued Listing of Lime Energy’s Common Stock

  Hearings Panel Decision to Allow Continued Listing of Lime Energy’s Common
  Stock

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- March 6, 2013

Lime Energy Co. (NASDAQ: LIME) (the “Company”) today announced that, on March
6, 2013, it received a letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”)
notifying the Company that a NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel (the "Panel")
granted the Company's request for continued listing of its common stock on The
NASDAQ Capital. The Company’s continued listing is subject to the following
conditions:

1.On or before June 30, 2013, the Company shall have restated financial
    statements for fiscal 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 on file with the
    Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”);
2.On or before July 31, 2013, the Company shall file its Form 10-Q for the
    quarters ended March 31, June 30 and September 31, 2012; and
3.On or before August 9, 2013, the Company shall file its Form 10-K for the
    year ended December 31, 2012 and its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March
    31, 2013.

As previously disclosed, the Company received a notice from the NASDAQ Listing
Qualifications Staff on January 9, 2013 regarding the Company’s failure to
satisfy NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because the Company had not filed its
Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended June 30, and September
30, 2012, and that as a result the Company’s common stock was subject to
delisting from NASDAQ. The Company requested a hearing before the Panel to
review the listing determination and to request that the Panel grant the
Company additional time to regain compliance. The hearing was held on February
21, 2013.

The Company is required to provide prompt notification to NASDAQ of any
significant events during the exception period, including any events that may
call into question the Company’s historical financial information or that may
impact the Company’s ability to maintain compliance with any NASDAQ listing
requirement or exception deadline. During the exception period, the Company
must be able to demonstrate compliance with all requirements for continued
listing on NASDAQ. In the event the Company is unable to do so, its securities
may be delisted from NASDAQ.

Cautionary Statement

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act
of 1934. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and
uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. We caution you that
the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a
guarantee of future events, and that actual events and results may differ
materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information
contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements
generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as
“may,” “plan,” “ will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,”
“believe” or “continue” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or
similar terminology. A number of important factors could cause actual events
and results to differ materially from those contained in or implied by the
forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, how promptly we are
able to file our delinquent quarterly reports and complete our accounting
review of our financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2008,
2009, 2010 and 2011, and the quarter ended March 31, 2012, the results of that
review as well as other risk factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form
10-K, filed on March 16, 2012 with the SEC, which can be found at the SEC’s
website www.sec.gov, each of which is specifically incorporated into this
press release. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only
as of the date of this press, and we do not undertake any obligation to update
or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions,
the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

Contact:

Lime Energy Co.
Ashley Conger, 704-892-4442
Investor Relations
aconger@lime-energy.com
 
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