Ballard Now In Compliance With NASDAQ Minimum Bid Price Rule

         Ballard Now In Compliance With NASDAQ Minimum Bid Price Rule

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, March 20, 2013

VANCOUVER, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:
BLDP)(TSX: BLD) today announced that it has received written notification from
the NASDAQ Market LLC ("NASDAQ") indicating that the Company has regained
compliance with the minimum bid price requirement of $1.00 per share for
continued listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market set forth in NASDAQ
Listing Rule 5450(a)(1), as its common shares achieved a closing bid price of
$1.00 or more for 10 consecutive business days.

About Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD) (NASDAQ: BLDP) provides clean energy fuel
cell products enabling optimized power systems for a range of applications.
Products deliver incomparable performance, durability and versatility. To
learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.

Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements concerning Ballard's
continuing compliance with the minimum bid price rule. These forward-looking
statements reflect Ballard's current expectations as contemplated under
section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any such statements are based on
Ballard's assumptions relating to its financial forecasts and expectations
regarding its product development efforts, manufacturing capacity, and market
demand. For a detailed discussion of the factors and assumptions that these
statements are based upon, and factors that could cause our actual results or
outcomes to differ materially, please refer to Ballard's most recent
management discussion & analysis. Other risks and uncertainties that may cause
Ballard's actual results to be materially different include general economic
and regulatory changes, detrimental reliance on third parties, successfully
achieving our business plans and achieving and sustaining profitability. For a
detailed discussion of these and other risk factors that could affect
Ballard's future performance, please refer to Ballard's most recent Annual
Information Form. These forward-looking statements are provided to enable
external stakeholders to understand Ballard's expectationsas at the date of
this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Readers should not
place undue reliance on these statements and Ballard assumes no obligation to
update or release any revisions to them, other than as required under
applicable legislation.

Guy McAree, +1.604.412.7919,media@ballard.com orinvestors@ballard.com

SOURCE Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Contact:

Guy McAree, +1.604.412.7919,media@ballard.com orinvestors@ballard.com