Pacific Green Reaches Financial Close for GBP28.25 Million (US$34.90 Million) of Funding for its 99.98 MW Richborough Energy Park Battery Development

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “Pacific Green”, (OTCQB:PGTK)) announces that it has reached financial close (“Financial Close”) for GBP28.25 million (US$34.90 million) of senior debt for the Company’s 99.98 MW battery energy storage system (“BESS”) at Richborough Energy Park.
The senior debt, in conjunction with the equity investment by Green Power Reserves Limited, will provide the Company with the funding to bring the battery park to commercial operations in June 2023.

The senior debt facility agreement is entered into with Close Leasing Limited (“CLL”), pursuant to which CLL will provide a development loan to fund the construction, which will be utilized in stages following the expenditure of the equity investment. The development loan will then be refinanced into a 10 year amortized term loan upon the start of commercial operations.

Scott Poulter, Pacific Green’s Chief Executive, commented: “Reaching Financial Close is a big milestone in Pacific Green’s transition into the world’s leading vertical energy developer. This development has proven itself through the rigorous due diligence process and requirements of project finance, providing a template for Pacific Green to scale rapidly.”

James Sutcliffe, Managing Director of Close Brothers Leasing’s Energy team remarked: “We are thrilled to participate in this groundbreaking project finance scheme on one of the UK’s largest battery energy storage systems, we look forward to working with Pacific Green on this project and the rest of their 1.1 GW UK pipeline.”

Scott added: “Bankable projects such as Richborough Energy Park are the cornerstone of Pacific Green’s “ODCO2 Energy Development Platform”, which specializes in developing and operating optimized, turnkey renewable energy and storage parks across their entire lifecycle.”

CLL is a market leader in providing specialist, structured finance solutions ranging in value from GBP250,000 to GBP50 million, particularly working with select, strategic partners to offer finance solutions in the renewable energy sector. CLL is part of Close Brothers Group plc.

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. is focused on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. The Company offers BESS, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions to complement its marine environmental technologies and emissions control divisions. For more information, visit Pacific Green’s website: www.pacificgreentechnologies.com

About Close Brothers Group plc.

Close Brothers Group plc. is a leading UK merchant banking group, providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. CBG employs over 3,700 people, principally in the UK. CBG is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON: CBG) and is a member of the FTSE 250.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the continuation of the facility agreement and the construction of the 99.98 MW BESS the Company is to develop in Kent; and any potential business developments in the UK and future interest in the Company’s battery, solar and emissions control technologies.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, general economic and political conditions, the continuation of the facility agreement and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:
Scott Poulter, Chairman & CEO
Pacific Green Technologies
T: +1 (302) 601-4659

Yew Lee Pacific Group Berhad Debuts at RM0.285 on ACE Market

Yew Lee Pacific Group Berhad, an established manufacturer principally involved in the manufacturing of industrial brushes as well as trading of industrial hardware and machinery parts, was successfully listed today on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad with an opening price of RM0.285 sen per share, compared with the initial public offering (IPO) price of RM0.28 sen per share.

Ms. Andrea Huong, Independent Non-Executive Director, Yew Lee; Ms. Lim See Tow; Mr. Andrew Yaw; Ms. Ang Poh Yee, COO & Executive Director; En. Mahdzir Bin Othman, Independent Non-Executive Chairman; Mr. Ang Lee Leong, Managing Director; Ms. Chee Wai Ying, Executive Director; Mr. Ang Lee Seng; Datuk Bill Tan, Managing Director of Corporate Finance of M&A Securities; Mr. Danny Wong, Deputy Head of Corporate Finance; Mr. Woon Soon Fai, Financial Adviser of Eco Asia Capital Advisory[L-R]

Thanking the Securities Commission Malaysia, Bursa Securities, M&A Securities Sdn Bhd, Eco Asia Capital Advisory Sdn Bhd and other professionals involved in the IPO, Chairman of Yew Lee Encik Mahdzir Bin Othman said, “I am extremely grateful to share this wonderful moment with the investors, customers and suppliers who have supported our humble company since its inception in 2004 as an industrial brush manufacturer. We are overwhelmed by the positive response and are very pleased with our debut on the ACE Market today.”

The Company is raising RM37.27 million from the IPO exercise. From the IPO proceeds, RM10.9 million would be used for the purchase of additional machinery and equipment, RM7.3 million for the construction of a new warehouse facility and office building in Pusing, Perak, RM1.8 million for renovation of new office in Klang Selangor, RM8.9 million for the repayment of bank borrowings, RM4.57 million for working capital requirements and RM3.8 million for the listing expenses.

Encik Mahdzir also announced that Yew Lee will continue to strengthen their market position as one of the key industry players in the industrial brush industry in Malaysia. “We see this listing as an opportunity to realise our future plans and strategies, including expansion and upgrading of our production facilities as well as developing a range of customisable industrial brushes catering to a diverse customer base.”

“As such, we have also allocated RM3.6 million from our IPO to make advance purchases on materials to support the increase in our manufacturing activities in tandem with the rise in demand of our range of brushes. This will improve our inventory and availability levels and shorten overall lead time for delivery. The purchase of additional machinery and equipment is also to automate production processes and reduce labour costs.”

Yew Lee currently has an estimated market share of 12.4% of the total size of the industrial brush industry in Malaysia of RM254.50 million in 2021, based on the Company’s revenue from the manufacturing of industrial brushes segment of RM31.60 million during the financial year ended 31 December 2021.

The Company plans to automate more of its operations to reduce dependency on labour and intends to expand market share in the trading of machinery parts in the central region of Peninsular Malaysia as well as have a bigger presence in Indonesia and Thailand through Yew Lee Indonesia and Yew Lee Thailand, both of which were established in 2019.

The Company recently declared a first interim dividend of RM0.003 sen per ordinary share in respect of financial year ending 31 December 2022 (FY2022) to be paid on 12 July 2022.

M&A Securities is the Principal Adviser, Sponsor, Underwriter and Placement Agent for Yew Lee’s IPO while Eco Asia Capital Advisory Sdn Bhd is the Financial Adviser for the IPO.

Yew Lee Pacific Group Bhd: https://yewlee.com.my/






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Pacific Green Appoints the Principal Contractor and Operations & Maintenance Provider for its Richborough Energy Park Battery Storage System in the UK

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “Pacific Green”, (OTCQB:PGTK)) announces that it has entered into an agreement with Instalcom Limited (“Instalcom”) to be the principal contractor (the “Principal Contractor Agreement”) for its 99.98 MW battery energy storage system (“BESS”) in development at Richborough Energy Park in Kent, England.

The award of this Principal Contractor Agreement, in conjunction with the battery supply agreement previously signed with Shanghai Election Gotion New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., paves the way for construction to begin in early July 2022.

Scott Poulter, Pacific Green’s Chief Executive, commented: “Instalcom has a 30 year track-record of delivering complex, large-scale energy infrastructure projects throughout the UK. We’re very pleased to have found such a partner with their capabilities, dedication and the resources to support Pacific Green as we rapidly scale up our battery energy park developments in the UK to 1.1 GW and beyond.”

As well as the Principal Contractor Agreement, Pacific Green has also awarded Instalcom with an operations and maintenance contract (the “Operations & Maintenance Agreement”) to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services for Pacific Green’s Richborough Energy Park. The Operations & Maintenance Agreement will begin at the start of Richborough Energy Park’s commercial operations via the UK’s National Grid in June 2023.

Vince Bowler, Instalcom’s Managing Director, remarked: “Instalcom is very excited to be supporting Pacific Green in the development and delivery of this low carbon technology project that will make a positive contribution to the UK’s Build Back Greener Net Zero Strategy.”

Scott added: “This is another huge milestone in Pacific Green’s corporate growth into one of the world’s leading vertical energy developers. Our UK pipeline utilizes Pacific Green’s proprietary “ODCO2 Energy Development Platform” to deliver end to end capital efficient renewable energy and storage parks to the market.”

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. is focused on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. The Company offers BESS, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions to complement its marine environmental technologies and emissions control divisions. For more information, visit Pacific Green’s website: www.pacificgreentechnologies.com

About Instalcom Limited

Instalcom is a Utility Contractor operating in the power, water, telecoms, rail and oil & gas sectors. Instalcom is owned by OCU Group Limited, who operate with a work force in excess of 2,000 personnel and annual revenues exceeding EUR210 million (US$264 million).

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the construction of the 99.98 MW BESS the Company is to develop in Kent, the continuation of the Principal Contractor Agreement and the continuation of the Operations & Maintenance Agreement; and any potential business developments in the UK and future interest in the Company’s battery, solar and emissions control technologies.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, general economic and political conditions, the continuation of the Principal Contractor Agreement and the continuation of the Operations & Maintenance Agreement, and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:
Scott Poulter, Chairman & CEO
Pacific Green Technologies
T: +1 (302) 601-4659

Yew Lee Pacific Group Berhad Launches Prospectus for ACE Market IPO

Yew Lee Pacific Group Berhad (YLPG), an established manufacturer principally involved in the manufacturing of industrial brushes as well as the trading of machinery parts and industrial hardware, launched the Company’s prospectus today for an initial public offering (IPO) leading to a listing on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

MR. LEE YOKE WAH, Associate Director of Corporate Finance, M&A Securities; MR. GARY TING, Head of Corporate Finance; MS. ANG POH YEE, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, YLPG; DATUK BILL TAN, Managing Director of Corporate Finance, M&A Securities; EN. MAHDZIR BIN OTHMAN, Independent Non-Executive Chairman, YLPG; MR. ANG LEE LEONG, Managing Director; MR. DANNY WONG, Deputy Head of Corporate Finance, M&A Securities; MR. KELVIN KHOO, Managing Director, Eco Asia Capital Advisory [L-R]

The Company’s IPO involves the issue of 133.10 million new shares to be issued at RM0.28 sen per share and an offer for sale of 26.62 million existing shares by way of private placement to selected investors. The public issue shares will be made available for application in the following manner:

Public issue
– 26.62 million new shares made available for application to the Malaysian public
– 15.97 million new shares allocated for application by eligible directors and employees
– 23.96 million new shares by way of private placement to selected investors
– 66.55 million new shares by way of private placement to identified bumiputera investors approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

The IPO is expected to raise gross proceeds of RM37.27 million to be utilised in the following manner:

Utilisation of proceeds
– RM10.90 million for purchase of machinery and equipment
– RM7.30 million for construction of warehouse facility and office building
– RM1.80 million for renovation of office building
– RM8.90 million for repayment of bank borrowings
– RM4.57 million for working capital
– RM3.80 million for listing expenses

Managing Director of YLPG, Mr. Ang Lee Leong, said: “The launch of this Prospectus is an important milestone for us as it marks the fruits of our labour from when we first started operations in 2004. As an established producer of industrial brushes, we embarked on this IPO to raise funding for our growth plans and elevate our profile in the industry.”

“To maintain sustainable growth and create long-term shareholder value, we have plans to expand manufacturing capacity and increase automation which the proceeds from the IPO enables us to implement. We are also constructing warehouse and office facilities as the current facilities are needed for the expansion of the Group’s manufacturing activities and also to cater for future business growth.”

YLPG produces industrial and technical brushes for various manufacturing industries including glove, industrial, electrical and electronic, industrial and commercial cleaning providers as well as glass and wood producers. For the financial year ended 31 December 2021 (FY2021), 76.8% of the Group’s total revenue was mainly derived from Malaysia while the remaining 23.2% was derived from the overseas market primarily located in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Taiwan, representing approximately 7.0%, 5.8%, 3.3% and 5.8% respectively.

Deputy Head of Corporate Finance, M&A Securities Sdn Bhd, Mr. Danny Wong said: “The proceeds from the IPO will allow YLPG to increase its manufacturing capacity in order to support its expansion plans and capitalise on the post Covid demand recovery. As such, we are confident that Yew Lee’s shares will be well received upon IPO.”

M&A Securities is the Principal Adviser, Sponsor, Underwriter and Placement Agent for YLPG’s IPO while Eco Asia Capital Advisory Sdn Bhd is the Financial Adviser.

Yew Lee Pacific Group Bhd: https://yewlee.com.my/






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The Pacific Institute Names CEO and CMO to Grow Into the Next 50 Years

 Mark takes on the role of CEO after over two decades of leadership experience within TPI leading multi-million-dollar sales and go-to-market teams. Throughout his career, Mark has specialized in accelerating performance in high growth companies, teams, and individuals.

“I’m extremely excited to take the helm at TPI to lead the company into our next 50 years of changing lives and company cultures as we continue our impressive growth,” said Mark. “I’m looking forward to expanding into new markets, strengthening our relationships with our partners, and continuing to build the leading human performance company on the planet.”

Pam joins TPI with more than 25 years of marketing and product management leadership roles across technology services in the public and private sector. In addition to Pam’s corporate experience in enterprise hardware, software and services, she founded Marketing Nutz over 10 years ago, where she has helped drive digital transformation for many of the world’s largest brands including IBM, Adobe, Loreal, PlayStation, Crowe, Emerson, British Council, Re/Max, British Council, ServiceMaster and more.

“I am proud to be taking on this role at TPI during a time of such need for accelerated individual and team performance within organizations,” said Pam. “TPI has led the market since 1971, developing high performance humans that drive high performance cultures that last. Now is the time to focus on our own digital transformation to deliver an amazing customer experience at scale to all levels within an organization.”

About The Pacific Institute:

The Pacific Institute (TPI) is a global human performance training & consultancy firm with over five decades of expertise in delivering customized solutions that empower organizations and individuals to improve performance and reach their full potential. Founded in 1971 by Lou and Diane Tice in Seattle, Washington, TPI has served clients in over 60 countries and 23 languages. It has worked with over half of the current Fortune 1000 companies, as well as governments, professional athletes and sports teams, and many other organizations. To date, more than 7 million people around the world have participated in its programs.

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