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APR Energy announces changes to chairman, CEO roles

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Jacksonville, Fla., USA - August 28, 2014, Jacksonville, Fla., USA - APR Energy, a power solutions company, announces a number of changes to its board leadership and management team.

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Michael Fairey, Non-Executive Chairman of APR Energy, has announced that he is stepping down as Chairman,

Mr. Fairey joined Lloyds Banking Group in 1991 and held a number of senior and general management appointments. He joined Barclays Bank in 1967 and held a number of senior and general management appointments, including as Managing Director of Barclays Direct Lending Services from 1990 to 1991.

He has been Non-Executive Chairman of OneSavings Bank Plc since April 2, 2014. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of APR Energy plc and has been its Director since January 8, 2010.

He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Legal & General Group Plc from May 1, 2011 to May 21, 2014. He served as Independent Director of Danske Bank A/S from March 23, 2010 to March 18, 2013.

The Board of APR Energy has unanimously selected John Campion, who will transition from Chief Executive Officer, to take the position of Executive Chairman, effective effective August 27, 2014. Laurence Anderson, who most recently served as President of APR Energy, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Campion and Mr. Anderson co-founded the business in 2004, since which time Mr. Campion served as Chief Executive Officer.

From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Campion served as the Chief Executive Officer of Showpower Inc., a portable generator company based in California that primarily served the entertainment industry. In December 1999, Showpower was acquired by GE Energy Rentals. After GE Energy Rentals' acquisition of Showpower, Mr. Campion stayed on until towards the end of 2001 as GE Energy Rentals' Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

In early 2002, Mr. Campion was hired to serve as the President of Alstom Power Rentals. Alstom Power Rentals was a subsidiary of Alstom Power Inc., a Paris-based company focused on energy and transportation infrastructure. In March 2004, Alstom Power Rentals' ownership was transferred to APR LLC, a company owned and operated by John Campion and Laurence Anderson.

Mr. Anderson served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 through May of this year, when his position changed to President. Mr. Anderson joined Showpower Inc in 1987 as a Vice President and Director of Operations. In 1996, he was appointed the President of Showpower, a position he held until the company was acquired by GE Energy Rentals in December 1999. As part of the acquisition, Mr. Anderson became a Vice President of Fleet Operations for GE Energy Rentals.

In 2002, he was hired as Vice President of Alstom Power Rentals. Alstom Power Rentals was a subsidiary of Alstom Power Inc., a Paris-based company focused on energy and transportation infrastructure.

Additionally, the Board announces that Lee Munro has been named Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Munro has been with the Company since its early stages, serving as Senior Vice President, and has been a key part of its development. Mr. Munro has considerable experience with the installation and operation of APR Energy’s power plants and has demonstrated a core competence managing these investments for the group.

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