SOURCE: AbTech Holdings, Inc.

November 11, 2010 09:00 ET

Abtech Announces Former Republican Congressman Jim Saxton as Advisory Board Member

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ABHD) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of former Republican Congressman Jim Saxton to AbTech Industries' ("AbTech") Advisory Board. Mr. Saxton will join distinguished environmental advocate and attorney, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., as an Advisory Board Member.

Mr. Saxton comments, "It is a pleasure and an honor to be associated with the professionals at AbTech Industries. Their innovative product, Smart Sponge, provides opportunities to improve the environmental quality of our nation."

"This is a great day for us here at AbTech," stated AbTech Founder and CEO, Glenn R. Rink. "To have the opportunity to work side by side with someone like Jim is truly an honor. His career and his efforts as a fellow environmentalist speak volumes about the man and his mission. We believe his wisdom and guidance will prove exceedingly timely and we are certain that his efforts will have a huge impact on the success of our Company."

Mr. Saxton was a distinguished member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey for 25 years. He began his distinguished career in politics as a member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1976-1981; then as a member of the New Jersey state senate, 1982-1984. He was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth Congress, and reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses (November 6, 1984-January 3, 2009).

During his time in congress, he was a high ranking member of the Armed Services Committee and the Resources Committee and the Ranking Republican Member of the Joint Economic Committee, made up of U.S. Senators and U.S. House members. Mr. Saxton is a well-known supporter of environmentalism, which led him to be endorsed by the Sierra Club in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006. He was also endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters, Ocean Champions and the New Jersey Environmental Federation during his 2006 reelection bid. The Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Nature Conservancy regularly gave him high marks and various awards for his work on conservation issues. Mr. Saxton is a member of Republicans for Environmental Protection and co-founded the bi-partisan Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus.

About AbTech Industries, Inc.
AbTech Industries has been a privately held company since its founding over a decade ago as a startup R&D venture. AbTech Industries' operations have been funded by over $20 million invested to-date. Its patented Smart Sponge® technology is a unique and innovative chemically selective polymer technology capable of removing hydrocarbons, sediment and other foreign elements from still (ponds, lakes and marinas) or flowing water (curbside drains, pipe outflows, rivers and oceans). The product is installed in over 15,000 locations across America and in 8 foreign countries. AbTech Industries is currently working on a variety of efforts to deploy its technology throughout the US public sector and DOD markets. For more information please visit:

About Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ABHD)
Details about the pending merger transaction between the Company and AbTech and about the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") EDGAR database.

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Abtech Holdings, Inc.
Glenn R. Rink, Director

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