Plug Power Enhances Leadership Team to Support Growth Strategy

Plug Power Enhances Leadership Team to Support Growth Strategy

New Members of Senior Management and Board of Directors Will Bring Unique
Skill Sets and Expertise

LATHAM, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq:PLUG),
a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announced
additions to its board of directors and senior management team to support its
ongoing growth strategy, as the company moves toward expansion of its hydrogen
fuel cell business both in its core material handling market and in adjacent

Mr. Xavier Pontone, Managing Director of Air Liquide Advanced Business, joins
Plug Power as a director on the board of directors, and brings with him a wide
range of operations and new business development experience. Pontone currently
leads a team that develops new growth opportunities for the Air Liquide group,
with a focus on hydrogen mobility, biogas, and energy transition. Pontone also
sits on the board of directors of HyPulsion, the company's joint venture with
Plug Power, and is very active in expanding the market opportunity for
hydrogen-powered material handling vehicles throughout Europe. Pontone
previously served as Manager of Operations Control Center of Air Liquide
Industries, where he managed operations of 12 large industrial gas (O[2],
N[2], H[2] and CO) product networks.

Also joining the board of directors is Dr. Gregory Kenausis, Founding Partner
and Chief Investment Officer at Grand Haven Capital AG. Dr. Kenausis brings a
wealth of investment, technology and business development experience to Plug
Power. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Kenausis has extensive
responsibilities, from business concept development to financial model
construction to investment decision-making. He holds multiple patents and has
been published in several distinguished research publications. Dr. Kenausis
holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

"Mr. Pontone and Dr. Kenausis bring a unique set of capabilities to the board
of directors," said George McNamee, Chairman of the Plug Power Board. "These
skills will become critical to Plug Power's execution of our operational
strategy as our business opportunities expand."

The company also added Mr. Keith Schmid to the management team as Chief
Operating Officer. Schmid has more than 20 years of global experience in
industrial business-to-business technology markets, holding positions in
product design, engineering, marketing, and manufacturing. He has a successful
track record in driving growth through new product development, market entry,
geographic expansion and acquisition.

Schmid was general manager for Exide Industrial Energy-Americas where he
managed commercial activities for a $250 million division consisting of two
business units – motive power and network power. Specific to motive power
operations, Schmid engineered a successful turnaround of the unit, restoring
profitability, establishing strong market growth, and delivering an
industry-leading product line.

Schmid served as President and CEO for Power Distribution Inc., where he led
the growth of the business from approximately $40 million to $125 million,
annually, based on a strategic vision to diversify the business through
markets and geography. Schmid also worked as CEO of Boston-Power Inc., where
he transitioned the company into a provider of large format lithium ion
battery solutions for the electric vehicle and utility storage markets. Here,
Schmid successfully broke through to European and Asian vehicle manufacturers
with prototype systems and demo fleets. Most importantly, Schmid completed
fundraising efforts to ensure a near-term future for Boston-Power Inc.

"I have had the privilege of working with Keith over the past 20 years," said
Andy Marsh, CEO at Plug Power. "Based on his breadth of experience, extensive
knowledge, and proven results successfully growing a business, I've added
Keith to the team as we focus on scaling the organization."

The company approved an option grant to Mr. Schmid.The option grant is for
the purchase of an aggregate of 400,000 shares of common stock of Plug Power
at a per share price of $0.57, has a term of 10 years and is subject to a 3
year vesting schedule, with one third of the shares vesting on each of the
first, second and third anniversary of October 23, 2013.The board of
directors and the compensation committee of the board of directors each
approved the option grant on October 23, 2013.

Leaving his post as Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Adrian Corless has taken a
new position as CEO of Carbon Engineering, Calgary. Marsh commented, "I'd like
to thank Adrian for his contributions to Plug Power and the fuel cell
industry. We all know that he will have great success in the future."

About Plug Power Inc.

The architects of modern fuel cell technology, Plug Power is revolutionizing
the industry with cost-effective power solutions that increase productivity,
lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints. Long-standing
relationships with industry leaders forged the path for Plug Power's key
accounts, including Walmart, Sysco, P&G and Mercedes. With more than 4,000
GenDrive units deployed to material handling customers, accumulating over 12
million hours of runtime, Plug Power manufactures tomorrow's incumbent power
solutions today. Additional information about Plug Power is available at

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