China Hydroelectric Corporation Announces Additions to its Board of Directors and Management Team

China Hydroelectric Corporation Announces Additions to its Board of Directors
                             and Management Team

PR Newswire

BEIJING, Aug. 21, 2013

BEIJING, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE:
CHC, CHCWS) ("China Hydroelectric" or the "Company"), an owner, developer and
operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of
China ("PRC"), today announced additions to its Board of Directors and
management team.

Mr. Allard Nooy was appointed by the Company's Board of Directors as an
independent non-executive director effective August 19, 2013. Mr. Nooy has
more than 19 years of experience with major water-related infrastructure
projects in Asia. He most recently served as CEO of Jindal Water
Infrastructure, Ltd. Prior to that, he led multiple renewable energy projects
in China as President Asia Pacific with U.S. based Covanta Energy, one of the
world's largest waste-to-energy companies. He was also previously the regional
director at Leighton Asia and RWE-Thames Water. Mr. Nooy completed his MBA and
Engineering studies from Amberes University - PWU, Antwerp, Belgium and is
based in Hong Kong.

Mr. Daniel Chan was appointed as the Company's Chief Operating Officer in the
second quarter of 2013. Mr. Chan brings 32 years of experience in the
international power industry and is a registered professional engineer in the
United States. For the past 16 years, Daniel has been in charge of
construction, operations and maintenance of several hydro power and other
power projects in the PRC with Meiya Power, a leading independent power
producer (IPP) in Asia that was acquired by Guangdong Nuclear.

"We are pleased to have both Allard and Daniel join the team at China
Hydroelectric," stated Mr. Amit Gupta, Chairman of China Hydroelectric
Corporation. "They bring a track record of success in large energy
infrastructure projects in the region and demonstrate China Hydroelectric's
commitment to strong corporate governance and internal controls."

Dr. You-su Lin, Interim CEO of the Company, added, "I am pleased to welcome
Allard and Daniel to China Hydroelectric. They bring a wealth of operational
expertise and will complement our existing team. In addition, the Company
hired May Pang as General Counsel and Cherry Pang as its Finance Manager and
Secretary to the Board earlier this year. All these hires are important steps
towards strengthening our core management team with seasoned professionals.
They will be immediate contributors to our efforts at China Hydroelectric."

About China Hydroelectric Corporation

China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) ("China Hydroelectric" or
"the Company") is an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric
power projects in China. Through its geographically diverse portfolio of
operating assets, the Company generates and sells electric power to local
power grids. The Company's primary business is to identify, evaluate, acquire,
develop, construct and finance hydroelectric power projects. The Company
currently owns 25 operating hydropower stations in China with total installed
capacity of 517.8 MW, of which it acquired 21 operating stations and
constructed four. These hydroelectric power projects are located in four
provinces: Zhejiang, Fujian, Yunnan and Sichuan. Hydropower is an important
factor in meeting China's electric power needs, accounting for approximately
22% of total nation-wide capacity.

For further information about China Hydroelectric, please visit the Company's
website at http://www.chinahydroelectric.com.

For more information, please contact:

China Hydroelectric Corporation
Scott Powell                          James Hull

Investor Relations and Corporate      Financial Analyst
Communications
                                      Phone (China): +86-10-6408-2341
Phone (U.S.): +1-646-650-1351
                                      Email: james.hull@chinahydroelectric.com
Email: ir@china-hydro.com
ICR, LLC



Gary Dvorchak, CFA

Senior Vice President

Phone (China): +86-10-6583-7500

Phone (U.S.): +1 (310) 954-1123

Email: gary.dvorchak@icrinc.com

SOURCE China Hydroelectric Corporation

Website: http://www.chinahydroelectric.com