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Hydrogenics Awarded Contract to Deliver a 100kW HyPM-OH


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Nov. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hydrogenics Corporation (Nasdaq: HYGS) (TSX:HYG), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and power system products, announced today that they have been awarded a contract by the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (HCATT), along with the U.S. Air Force Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO) to develop, fabricate and deliver a 100kW HyPM-OH outdoor containerized hydrogen power system. This system will provide robust and reliable power generation that will enable new stationary power flexibility and achieve energy security capabilities for an Air Force Base in Hawaii.

The 100kW system will integrate Hydrogenics power systems, power electronic converters and associated hardware in an outdoor housed container which will be able to supply 100kW of power output for integration into the Joint Military Base at Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. We anticipate delivering the system by mid of 2013.

"We are extremely pleased with this award," said Daryl Wilson, President and CEO, Hydrogenics. "The selection of our solution by the Joint Naval and Air Force Base at Pearl Harbor-Hickam is a strong validation of our ability to deliver world-class technology to meet the critical energy security needs of the US Department of Defense."


Hydrogenics Corporation is a world leader in engineering and building the technologies required to enable the acceleration of a global power shift. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Hydrogenics provides hydrogen generation, energy storage and hydrogen power modules to its customers and partners around the world. Hydrogenics has manufacturing sites in Germany, Belgium and Canada and service centres in Russia, China, India, Europe, the US and Canada.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and under applicable Canadian securities law. These statements are based on management's current expectations and actual results may differ from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including: our inability to increase our revenues or raise additional funding to continue operations, execute our business plan, or to grow our business; inability to address a slow return to economic growth, and its impact on our business, results of operations and consolidated financial condition; our limited operating history; inability to implement our business strategy;  fluctuations in our quarterly results; failure to maintain our customer base that generates the majority of our revenues; currency fluctuations; failure to maintain sufficient insurance coverage; changes in value of our goodwill; failure of a significant market to develop for our products; failure of hydrogen being readily available on a cost-effective basis; changes in government policies and regulations; failure of uniform codes and standards for hydrogen fuelled vehicles and related infrastructure to develop; liability for environmental damages resulting from our research, development or manufacturing operations; failure to compete with other developers and manufacturers of products in our industry; failure to compete with developers and manufacturers of traditional and alternative technologies; failure to develop partnerships with original equipment manufacturers, governments, systems integrators and other third parties; inability to obtain sufficient materials and components for our products from suppliers; failure to manage expansion of our operations; failure to manage foreign sales and operations; failure to recruit, train and retain key management personnel; inability to integrate acquisitions; failure to develop adequate manufacturing processes and capabilities; failure to complete the development of commercially viable products; failure to produce cost-competitive products; failure or delay in field testing of our products; failure to produce products free of defects or errors; inability to adapt to technological advances or new codes and standards; failure to protect our intellectual property; our involvement in intellectual property litigation; exposure to product liability claims;  failure to meet rules regarding passive foreign investment companies; actions of our significant and principal shareholders; dilution as a result of significant issuances of our common shares and preferred shares; inability of US investors to enforce US civil liability judgments against us; volatility of our common share price; and dilution as a result of the exercise of options. Readers should not place undue reliance on Hydrogenics' forward-looking statements. Investors are encouraged to review the section captioned "Risk Factors" in Hydrogenics' regulatory filings with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of factors that could affect Hydrogenics' future performance. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this release, and Hydrogenics undertakes no obligations to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, unless otherwise required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are expressly qualified by this.

CONTACT: Jennifer Barber, Chief Financial Officer (905) 361-3638
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