China Hydroelectric Corporation Announces Appointment Of New Non-executive Director

  China Hydroelectric Corporation Announces Appointment Of New Non-executive
                                   Director

PR Newswire

BEIJING, Jan. 21, 2014

BEIJING, Jan. 21, 2014 /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 the appointment of Ms. Min Lin by the Company's
Board of Directors as a non-executive director, effective as of January 15,
2014. Ms. Lin's appointment fills in the vacancy in the Company's Board of
Directors from the resignation of Mr. Shadron Stastney in September 2013.

Ms. Lin has served on the Company's Transition Committee since October 2012
and has assisted the Company on operational, financing and managerial matters.
Ms. Lin has more than 12 years of experience in principle investments,
structured financing, asset-backed financing and accounting in China and the
United States. She has been a partner at NewQuest Capital Advisors (HK)
Limited ("NewQuest") since 2011 and co-heads the Greater China business of
NewQuest, overseeing investments in clean energy, retail and industrials.
Prior to NewQuest, Ms. Lin was a Director focusing on China investments for
Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Asia Private Equity Group based in Hong Kong.
Ms. Lin also worked for Merrill Lynch in New York advising, structuring and
investing in different financial products and transactions. She has previously
worked as an accountant for Arthur Andersen in China. Ms. Lin received her MBA
from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA and an undergraduate
degree from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. She is a certified
Chartered Financial Analyst. Ms. Lin is currently pursuing her EMBA degree at
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) at Beijing, China.

The Board of Directors believes it is in the best interest of the Company to
appoint Ms. Lin as a non-executive director.

"We are pleased to welcome Min to the Board of Directors of China
Hydroelectric," stated Mr. You-su Lin, Interim CEO of the Company. "Min has
actively assisted the management over the last several years. She will be a
valuable addition to the Board of Directors and will further strengthen the
Company's leadership."

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.

Cautionary Statement concerning Forward Looking Statements

This news release may include certain statements that are not descriptions of
historical facts, but are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects,"
"anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and
similar statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties
and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those contained in any such statements. China Hydroelectric does not undertake
any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required
under applicable law. 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
Communications                               Finance Manager

Phone (U.S.): +1 (646) 650-1351              Phone (China): +86-10-5963-6881

Email: ir@china-hydro.com                    Email: james.hull@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
 
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