Shear Wind Inc.
TSX VENTURE : SWX

Shear Wind Inc.

January 14, 2008 11:17 ET

Shear Wind Announces Board Chairman

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA AND CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2008) - Mike Magnus, President and CEO of Shear Wind Inc. ("Shear Wind") (TSX VENTURE:SWX) and the members of the Shear Wind Board of Directors are very pleased to welcome David McDaniel Mann, Q.C. to the Shear Wind Board in the position of Chairman. Mr. Mann brings a strong background and extensive experience in corporate management.

David Mann, Q.C., is Counsel to Cox and Palmer, an Atlantic Canada law firm which he joined as Counsel in January 2005. Mr. Mann was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1982. Mann is a past President and CEO of Emera Inc (EMA-TSX) and its principal subsidiary, Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSI-TSX), two of Atlantic Canada's leading public companies. He has involvement in several other Corporations and Boards, including Logistec Corporation (LGT-TSX), Acadian Timber Income Fund (AND.VN-TSX) and Allbanc Split Corp II (ALB-TSX). Other Board involvement is with Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars and the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Past affiliations were with various industries and associations, and his corporate and board experiences extensive within those organizations.

Mr. Mann states that his involvement in Shear Wind "caught my interest because of my commitment to the importance of renewable energy, and secondly because of the opportunity that wind companies have to effect energy improvements. Helping bring a newer industry to maturity over the next few years is an added bonus. I will enjoy being a part of such an exciting venture"

Shear Wind President, Mike Magnus endorses the new Chairman, "We are delighted that Mr. Mann has agreed to join our Board, and look forward to his leadership and guidance. His extensive wisdom and experience, and most recently in the electricity environment, will bring valuable direction in our strategic planning and execution as we move forward."

Shear Wind has potential projects in Atlantic Canada and Western Canada with targeted construction to begin later this year.

About Shear Wind

Founded in 2005, Shear Wind is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is engaged in the exploration and development of renewable energy in Canada and is focused on building a strong company based on a secure and sustainable supply of clean energy.

Shear Wind Inc. trades on the TSX-Venture as "SWX".

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