OPEL International Inc.

OPEL International Inc.

November 24, 2008 08:30 ET

OPEL International Appoints VP of Administration & Policy Management

SHELTON, CONNECTICUT and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2008) - OPEL International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OPL) ("OPEL" or "the Company"), a leading global developer and supplier of high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) and other solar products, today announced the appointment of Patricia V. Agudow as Vice President of Administration & Policy Management. Patricia will be responsible for OPEL's Corporate Governance Programs, Human Resources, Contract Administration, Public Relations, and Policy Management with Solar Industry Associations and Government bodies.

In commenting on the appointment, Robert Pico, OPEL's Chief Executive Officer said: "Pat's broad experience in business management will add greatly to the capabilities of our management team. In particular, through her efforts with industry and government organizations, we expect Pat to play an important role in opening up opportunities for OPEL and the solar industry as a whole."

Ms. Agudow comes to OPEL International with over 30 years experience in business management, specializing in human resources and corporate governance. She had a seven-year career with ITT Corporation in both telecommunications and manufacturing divisions - ITT Advanced Technology Center and ITT Flygt Corporation respectively. Then Pat spent 13 years with General Reinsurance Corporation where she held various senior management positions. Most recently, Ms. Agudow was Vice President, Human Resources with TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ:TXCC), where she built the human resources function and was heavily involved with corporation governance, equity programs, and mergers and acquisitions. Pat has had extensive interaction at the Board of Director level for both TranSwitch and General Reinsurance.

Ms. Agudow holds a BS Degree in Management and Industrial Relations from the University of Bridgeport. She has also completed executive business education at Babson College and Cornell University. Pat is affiliated with numerous national management and human resources professional associations and will build her association memberships in the solar and renewable energy industries.

As part of her compensation package, Ms. Agudow was granted incentive Stock Options to purchase 110,000 shares of OPEL at CA$0.13 per share expiring November 5th, 2013.

About OPEL International

With operations headquartered in Shelton, CT and Toronto, Ontario, Canada OPEL designs, manufactures and markets high performance concentrating photovoltaic ("HCPV") panels to transform solar energy into electricity for worldwide application. OPEL's high performance photovoltaic concentrating panels generate up to 40% more kilowatt-hours than conventional flat plate silicon solar panels, resulting in more cost effective electricity generated from the sun. OPEL also markets a complete line of dual axis solar trackers to mount solar panels for the optimum power output. OPEL also designs infrared sensor type products for military and industrial applications.

A leader in gallium arsenide and solar photovoltaic technology, the Company has been awarded 23 patents and has 23 more patents pending. OPEL's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "OPL". For more information about OPEL, please visit the Company's website at www.opelinc.com.

Dated: November 24, 2008


Michel Lafrance, Secretary

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