SOURCE: AbTech Holdings Inc.

October 04, 2010 09:00 ET

Abtech Holdings Appoints Glenn Rink to Board

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) - Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ABHD) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that effective immediately Mr. Glenn R. Rink has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company.

Mr. Rink is currently the Founder and CEO of AbTech Industries, where for over a decade, Mr. Rink has led the company in its commitment to Green Tech innovation as a developer of pioneering and cutting-edge clean water solutions to meet community and industry needs.

Mr. Rink oversaw AbTech's growth from a startup R&D venture to an over 20-million-dollar-invested environmental company by engineering the patented Smart Sponge® technology which delivers unique polymer technology chemically selective to hydrocarbons into innovative applications targeting the multiple avenues of water contamination including storm water runoff and oil spill incidents, both of which are leading causes of water pollution.

Previously, Mr. Rink served as the president of HydroGrowth International, an agricultural products company that specializes in aqueous absorption polymer technology. The advancement of this technology at HydroGrowth expanded into the development and application of polymer technologies to hydrocarbons and fostered the founding of AbTech. Additionally, Mr. Rink serves as the chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Waterkeeper Alliance; the largest and fastest growing environmental group in the U.S. focused on clean water advocacy.

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 in the Gulf of Mexico and 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.
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