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Finavera Renewables adds Olga Ilich to the board

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Vancouver, BC, Canada - August 13, 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada - Finavera Renewables Inc., a renewable energy company, announce that Olga Ilich has been appointed to its board of directors.

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In 2009 Ms. Ilich was chosen as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winner. Ms. Ilich received this recognition after a 30 year career at senior levels in both business and government. In 2006 she was appointed Minister of Labour and Citizens' Services for the Province of British Columbia after first serving as Minister of Tourism, Sport, and the Arts.

Ms. Ilich was elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2005 provincial general election. In 2009 Ms. Ilich declined to run in the provincial election in order to return to her business career.

Prior to entering politics, Ms. Ilich had a successful career in the real estate development and construction sector. She was Executive Vice-President of Progressive Construction Ltd., and later President of Suncor Developments Ltd.

Ms. Ilich has served as a Director of the Vancouver International Airport Authority; a Director of UBC Properties Investment Ltd.; a Director and President of the Urban Development Institute, Pacific Region; and as the Chair of the BC Assessment Authority. She was a member of the Province of British Columbia's Task Force on Public Private Partnerships; a member of the Federal Business Development Bank's Regional Advisory Committee, as well as a Director of St. George's School. Currently Ms. Ilich is a member of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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