Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.
TSX VENTURE : SRA

Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.

August 05, 2009 15:02 ET

Sierra Geothermal Power Announces Private Placement of $3.78 Million

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2009) - Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. (SGP) (TSX VENTURE:SRA) is pleased to announce that on August 5, 2009, it completed a brokered private placement in which it sold 18,930,800 units at a price of $0.20 per unit for gross proceeds of $3,786,160 (a "Unit"). Each Unit consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company at a price of $0.27 until August 5, 2011.

SGP has utilized a group of agents to arrange a brokered private placement. These agents collectively received an aggregate cash commission equal to 7 percent of the amount raised and 1,325,156 agents' warrants. Each agents' warrant is exercisable at a price of $0.27 per share until August 5, 2011.

All of the securities issued in this brokered private placement are subject to a four-month hold period and may not be traded until December 5, 2009.

SGP proposes to use the net proceeds of this financing to fund power purchase agreements and related transmission studies, drilling and geophysical activities at its Silver Peak and Reese River projects, and for general corporate and administrative expenses.

About Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.

Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. is a renewable energy company focused on the exploration and development of clean, sustainable geothermal power. It is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SRA. Its portfolio of geothermal projects located in Nevada and California exceeds 90,000 acres and has a combined total estimated capacity of greater than 500 MW. SGP intends to finance development by utilizing a combination of corporate equity, joint venture partnerships and project debt, with the support of US government grants and loan guarantees. To find out more about Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SRA) visit our website at www.sierrageopower.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Gary Thompson, P.Geo, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

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