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Silicon Valley Bank Provides $5M for OPEL Technologies

Silicon Valley Bank has provided a $5 million line of credit for OPEL Technologies Inc., a supplier of high concentration photovoltaic solar panels and solar tracker systems. OPEL has offices in Shelton, Conn., and Toronto.

OPEL Technologies Inc., a leading global supplier of high concentration photovoltaic (“HCPV”) solar panels and solar tracker systems and a semiconductor device and process developer, announces it has secured a line of credit for $5 million from Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”) in Massachusetts. “We are pleased to add this line of credit to our financial options,” said Michael McCoy, Chief Financial Officer of OPEL Technologies. “The credit line will be utilized to fund U.S. and qualified foreign receivables of the Company.”

Leon M. Pierhal, CEO of OPEL Technologies, added, “with OPEL’s accelerating and ever-increasing sales pipeline, we are fortunate to have this capability available as needed to assist us with operating capital.” Pierhal added, “Silicon Valley Bank is a long established cornerstone institution within the high tech industry which over the years has demonstrated its capability of recognizing firms with growth potential.”

“Opel’s products are facilitating market adoption of solar energy solutions,” said Dave Rodriguez, Senior Relationship Manager for Silicon Valley Bank’s Cleantech Practice. “SVB works with hundreds of innovative companies across North America and we look forward to supporting Opel’s global sales expansion.”

OPEL will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available, pursuant to full disclosure requirements.

About Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. SVB provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 26 U.S. offices and seven international operations. SIVB +0.10% .

Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Private Bank is a division of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.

About OPEL Technologies Inc., OPEL Solar Inc. and ODIS Inc.
With operations in Shelton, CT and head office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Company, through OPEL, Inc., designs, manufactures and markets high-concentration photovoltaic panels and dual- and single-axis trackers for related CPV and PV systems for energy applications worldwide. The Company, through ODIS Inc., a U.S. company, designs III-V semiconductor devices for military, industrial and commercial applications, including infrared sensor arrays and ultra-low-power random access memory. The Company has 35 patents issued and 12 patents pending in PV systems technologies and for its semiconductor POET process, which enables the monolithic fabrication of integrated circuits containing both electronic and optical elements, with potential high-speed and power-efficient applications in devices such as servers, tablet computers and smartphones. OPEL’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “OPL”. For more information about OPEL, please visit our websites at ; for OPEL Solar at ; and for ODIS at .


Michel Lafrance, Secretary
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